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Old 02-23-2022, 10:33 PM   #2
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Re: Frank Leinhaupel

The "Addict gun" was a do-it-yourself laminated timber speargun characterised by its considerable length, mid-handle position and plenty of shooting line rigged on both sides of the gun. Addict Club members made their own Addict guns from scratch, so there was some variety in the minor details, but at a later date a plan was drawn up to enable others to build similar guns which is shown attached. The guns had somewhat more grunt than commercially available weapons such as the French Arbaletes that supplied many early spearfishermen. Addict guns often had large line packs fitted to cope with the flight of large specimens that were not going to give up easily.

RIP a legend of the sport.
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