THE GUN HARP, GUNNHARPE, OR JEWS HARP RIFLE

What do you get when you graft a jaw harp to a deer rifle? You get a very accurate jaw harp called a Gun Harp. You can brace it against your shoulder, point it and pluck it very accurately - with pinpoint precision. It sends an irresistible call into the wild to flush out humans or animals.

The Gunharp has been used by Hodag hunters in Northern Wisconsin, USA. When played correctly, it is said to imitate the mating call of the female Hodag . For this reason, a Hodag in heat is said to be in "Boing".

HOW IT WORKS:

A special fitting attaches a jews harp onto a brass bell to amplify and direct the sound with great precision. This rare chrome-plated version of the Gun Harp has a walnut stock, and was formerly used for parades and Hodag Festival ceremonies in Rhinelander, Wisconsin and Port Costa, CA..

The Gun Harp does not shoot ordinary projectiles. It works by projecting sound waves.

It is sometimes played merely for the enjoyment of the sound itself.

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