Hope that led to one dead Jap! (I can never forgive Dec 7, 1941.)First post here on the new board so bear with me if it doesn't work.
The below pictures are of a Japanese Type 99 that I picked up at a gunshow. The damage is here and there which leads me to believe it is shrapnel damage. The wood also appears to be scorched around the hits so perhaps it was really hot shrapnel.
The first picture shows a pretty good dent behind the trigger guard and a ding in the floorplate. The second picture shows some of the sporadic wood damage. I can still see metal bits in some of the pits in the wood. The rear sight also took a minor hit, but I didn't include that picture because it doesn't show well.
That's cool, it kind of looks like a bullet.It is shrapnel I would guess not a bullet damage-piece is still lodged in stock by lower band.Friend of mine got if from a guy that was flying planes into there during the revolution,said it was laying on the tarmac at the Main airfield there.Bolt matches,stock does not.nice bore.Dont plan on shooting it or doing anything to the rifle
It is cool seeing the guns and hearing about the damage. My favorites so far were the M44 that was shredded and the katana with the buckshot in the handle.Im glad to see someone was as interested in this thread as I was glad it got started back up. Seems alot of stuff got lost in the sight reload but I do notice that it functions and runs alot faster looks alot neater also.