BLOWGUNS ARE HIS BUSINESS (Apr, 1956)
BLOWGUNS ARE HIS BUSINESS
Chuck Weisbecker has turned the silent Jivaro weapon into the latest California sport.
AT 14 Chuck Weisbecker began his blowgun career with a long brass tube and a sharpened bicycle spoke. While with the Marines in the Pacific he made another lung-powered airgun and went after bats, snakes and lizards. Once back in Orange, Calif., he took the sport up seriously, began making Fiberglas blowguns with aluminum linings and handsome, sporty-looking, hand-wrapped leather grips. After seeing him skewer small targets at 35 feet on TV shows or during club lectures, rabid converts always spring up to buy his equipment—probably the finest available—and to start new Dartman clubs. Chuck says rattlesnakes are decidedly not targets for the beginner.