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  1. Firearms Of The Rising Sun
    This is a long shot, but can't hurt. Grandfather left me his uniform, MC "yearbook", and cigar box with various items from his USMC deployment in the pacific. He never mentioned bringing back other souvenirs he sent home by mail, but I found the authorization slip a few years ago. It lists '2...
  2. Firearms Of The Rising Sun
    I have this rubberized canvas sling that came attached to one of my Type 99 rifles when I purchased it. My question to you all is if this sling appears to be original, and why or why not? It seems to have some sort of writing in white paint on it, but this is mostly worn off There are three...
  3. Firearms Of The Rising Sun
    Picked up this rifle off a friend for $75. Neither of us could identify what it was. Some on Reddit said it was a Mauser, some said it was an Arisaka. Eventually someone ID’d it as a training rifle. It’s been duffel cut down on the butt stock. Presumably Bubba or a GI bringing it home. The...
  4. Firearms Of The Rising Sun
    I did by this last weekend at a small military show. It looks to be all correct to me but would like other opinions. I really liked the sling and a translation would be greatly appreciated. I believe it is a series 28. Confirmation appreciated. The stock does not look to have been messed...
  5. Firearms Of The Rising Sun
    I recently looked into purchasing a Type 38 Arisaka (For ~395 Prior to Taxes and Whatnot) and I want to identify some of the Markings on the Rifle such as the Mum and the Stock Stamp as well figure out if it's a Training Rifle or Not. It seems to have locking lugs and the Aircraft sights as...
  6. Firearms Of The Rising Sun
    Hello everyone! First time poster here, but I've been interested in Japanese weapons since childhood (even had my dad help me tape this documentary onto a VHS when it was playing on the History channel :D ). Also, first time gun buyer. My dad passed away late last year, and I inherited one of...
  7. Firearms Of The Rising Sun
    I saw a few viewpoints pointing out that the Japanese Army had equipped the Type I for a short period before the Navy equipped them. One of them even said that the Army found the Type I inferior to the Arisakas due to the “outdated” action and the poor processing found on some of these rifles...
  8. Firearms Of The Rising Sun
    I was at a garage sale and a guy had this in a box. The bore is .255" ish, and the barrel is defiantly carbine length. There are a bunch of parts also, and he said they were from this rifle and another. Any ID help of what this thing is would be very appreciated. Also what parts go to this thing...
  9. Firearms Of The Rising Sun
    I jumped into the Arisaka world with a low budget auction purchase. Yeah, I know you get what you pay for. I picked up a lot of 3 "parts guns" at an auction. I got 1 type 38, missing the firing pin and trigger guard, but has a complete but worn stock. I also got 2 late war type 99s. Both...
  10. Firearms Of The Rising Sun
    Recently acquired a Type 30 with a concentric circle defacement and Japanese rack numbers (七二, '72' on the toe of the stock in addition to 一○七, '107' on the side). It also includes the modified bolt that other Type 30s modified for training possess. Though I noticed there was a wrist marking...
  11. Firearms Of The Rising Sun
    Hello! I was wondering if anyone has ever converted 7.7 semi-rimmed Japanese machine gun ammo (Type 92) to the standard 7.7 Arisaka by filing down the rim or even milling? I have an opportunity to get my hands on a bit of 7.7 Type 92 MG ammo and was wondering if it could be converted? Thanks...
  12. Firearms Of The Rising Sun
    A gentleman offered me a bubbad type 99 and what he said was a wartime Type 38 carbine. At first sight it looked like a vet had just cut down a type 38 long rifle but after looking through my copy of "Military Rifles of Japan" I'm pretty sure it's a cavalry carbine. He says that the follower has...
  13. Firearms Of The Rising Sun
    I have a Type 99 I inherited from my grandfather. The whole gun (metal and all) was covered with some clearcoat shellac/varnish. My grandfather says it was like that way when he got it. I'm terrified what the gun looks like below the stock. I would like a gunsmith to give it a look over and...
  14. Firearms Of The Rising Sun
    Hi there, I planned to get my hands on a Type 38 for a long time, and now I've got one in reach, which got a suspicious good-looking -marked- single-piece stock. Does any of you experts got any idea if this is an original? I have read that either Chinese or refurbished Japanese Type 38 could...
  15. Japanese Trader Board
    My Type 38 rifle was not in the best condition when I received her but I love her nevertheless. I changed out of parts to get her in a better working condition. The stock is in a very rough shape especially the handguard and the condition of the handguard worsened after I attended a living...
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