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One of these, the no series Kokura, ground matching, third bayonet housing type, fills the last slot in my T44 variant collection. The series one Kokura, mummed and matching, third bayonet housing type is an upgrade. Stocks on both are very nice. The non matching dust cover came off after the pictures were made.

The no series needs a good cleaning in the receiver area, lots of brown, dried grease evident there and on the bolt; and it was ground with a vengence.

Only some 3500 of the Kokura no series third type and about 9000 of the first series were made; making these two of the tough T 44s to find. The Nagoya no series third type is the scarcest, only about 2000 produced.
 

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Ed,
you're correct; and a first class carbine it is, even 70 years later.

Any of the 'Japanese rifles are junk' guys that would see or handle one of these would change his mind pretty quick, IMHO.
 
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