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Cold Steel Big Bore 4 Ft .625 Blowgun

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Part Number: CSB6254
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CSB6254: Big Bore™ 4 Foot .625 Blowgun
Cold Steel


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The blowgun or blowpipe has a long history that spans the globe. Many authorities believe it was first invented in Malaysia where it migrated through the Malaysian and Indonesian archipelago's finding its way to the Philippines and as far north as Japan. The blowgun, however, was not just a southeastern weapon; it also surfaced in the western hemisphere in the jungles of South and Central America, moving as far north as the southeastern United States.

Blowguns were originally invented to serve as a hunting weapon. They were used to bag small animals and birds, with small stones or hardened clay pellets being used for ammunition. Eventually, most hunters discovered that they could take much larger animals by the use of thin wooden darts that were laced with lethal poisons. The poison was derived from the sap of specially cultivated vines.

In the early 1960s and '70's, blowguns began to gain a small foothold in the United States. During this period, the Jivaro Blowgun Company ran a myriad of small advertisements for their .38 caliber blowgun. These were featured in the back of many adventure, gun and survival magazines. Eventually, in the late 1980's they faded away.

But the mystique of the blowgun itself did not fade away. Instead, a number of companies quickly jumped into the vacuum that was created by Jivaro's demise, and, by the early 90's, the market was flooded with a horde of cheap, poorly constructed blowguns. Most were sold as novelty items, with inefficient, short, 2 and 3 foot tubes made of paper-thin aluminum and firing an insipid .40 caliber dart. The only exception was the J.R. Stupero Company and their successor the J.W. McFarlin Company which sold an authentic hunting grade blowgun that was made of thick, strong Aluminum and was capable of propelling a heavy .625 Magnum dart.

In 1983, Cold Steel's President, Lynn C. Thompson, bought the first of the many .625 Magnum blowguns he would eventually own. He became an instant fan and has, over the last two decades, practiced exclusively with it. He has taken it on several hunting trips in the U.S. and has used it on three African Safari's! When the opportunity to acquire the J.W. Mcfarlin Company arose, Lynn purchased it outright, taking title to all of their trademarks and inventory.

Now, after a brief reorganizing period, we hereby inaugurate the birth of our new division; Big Bore™ Blowguns, home of the .625 Magnum.™ Big Bore™ Blowguns will specialize in large blowgun calibers like .625 Magnum because they are capable of shooting darts that are 20% faster and three times heavier then our competition. They offer vastly improved killing power compared to smaller, .40 caliber darts.

Since we are not interested in selling cheap, shoddy toys, we will concentrate on 4 and 5-foot blowguns. For extra accuracy and range, we sell a two-foot extension as an accessory. Both of the basic models come with a mouthpiece, rubber ferrule, dart quiver, and 36 darts (6 Stun Darts, 15 Mini Broad Head, and 15 Bamboo). We also sell a 3-inch thick high-density foam target for safer indoor practice.

Large caliber blowguns like our .625 Magnum™ have an effective range out to 20 yards or more. With practice, a skilled user can hit a two-inch circle at amazing distances, delivering a heavy weight dart. That's a payload easily capable of penetrating a half-inch sheet of plywood.

Accuracy and range like this enable an experienced hunter to take small game like doves, quail, squirrels and rabbits in complete silence without danger of over penetration or errant darts striking livestock or humans in the distance.

Shooting a blowgun is great fun. It is an activity that can be enjoyed indoors or out, in sunny or inclement weather. Skill with a blowgun can lead to many inexpensive hunting adventures and stand you in good stead in survival or self-defense situations. Try our new Big Bore .625 Magnum™ and you'll soon find yourself addicted to the fun of shooting the world's most powerful blowgun!

Includes
  • Mouthpiece
  • Blow Tube
  • Rubber Ferrule
  • Dart Quiver
  • 36 darts: (6 Stun Darts, 15 Mini Broad Head, and 15 Bamboo)
Made in Taiwan.


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4 out of 5
William S.
Kansas
Jul 10, 2013
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You must get Very close " For effective range"!
I've owned both the heavy duty and the regular blowguns. I found that while the heavy duty one is much more durable and strady, the power is a little bit lacking when compared to the regular model. I couldn't find any reason for this and this could just be my opinion, but I've been shooting these blowguns for years and the original model is just a faster, flatter shooter. I would like to stress that both models are very durable. I've been using the "5 ft" original model as a walking stick for my hikes and it's never warped or bent in any way. So while the original model will vibrate a hare when shooting, warping will never be an issue with these blowguns. Now, using these for indoor fun is a completely different ball game than hunting with one. With the wind, sun and movement of game, hunting with this blowgun will require lots of indoor practice. I've found that maximum effective range will be 30 to 35 feet. After that the darts will drop drastically and lose all their speed, "this slightly varies with different darts". So now that you know that I just want to say that these truly is the best commercially made blowguns on earth. You will be so happy you bought one! Thankyou Cold Steel/Knife Center!
4 out of 5
Justin
Chicago
May 03, 2013
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Very Good!
A great, well-made product. It's really fun to shoot targets with this. My only gripe is that is the dart cones are bent, just a little bit, it will jam and you must push it out with a rod or something.
5 out of 5
Patrick A
Roanoke, Va
Jan 31, 2013
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Cool
This is just a fun item to own. I can see myself sitting around the campsite and just pegging beer cans left and right. Only downside is the cap on the barrel. It would be better if they did a rubber one, sicne it would make a good light duty walking stick.
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