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Old 11-06-2013, 04:08 PM   #31
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Growing up Mr. Walters next door had two Japanese rifles he kept leaning in a corner of his little workshop in his garage. He showed them to us kids one day. They had the Mum and weird sight wings that flipped out, both right and left and a mono pod..maybe... I think I remember. Both were liberally coated in black cosmoline and had bayonets mounted. He told us he got them out of a case of them, in the Philippines. Said there was warehouses full of Japanese stuff like that.

Wow...that was at least fifty, fifty five, years ago...I think his son Jimmy has them now. I never was a big fan of Japanese military stuff... except Samurai swords..
Our forefathers would have already been shooting...by now.

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Old 11-07-2013, 08:55 PM   #32
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I have a last ditch type 99 with intact mum.Told it was from Kyoto factory in 6.5. Has what I thought was a duffle cut that turned out to be factory cut (I've been told). Also has a nailed on wooden butt plate.
I do shoot it without any worries.

I'm no expert and my info comes from a fella who is on another forum.

An interesting weapon to say the least. I like it.

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Old 11-07-2013, 09:27 PM   #33
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jap karate rifelz. sentimental value only. you might find someone hung up on the mum but the piece is an ill shooting hung of shit cranked out in desperation by the imperial forces. yes, i have one. i keep mine in the gun cabinet so the thieves might take it thinking they scored.
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Old 11-07-2013, 11:15 PM   #34
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Hehheh..... I'll send you a Bubba'd Carcano in trade for your gun cabinet queen.....
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Old 04-18-2017, 08:26 PM   #35
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I collect the heck out of Jap stuff, but they have to have the mum and matching numbers, or serial numbers and assembly numbers if a early type 38. Only have two last ditch rifles in my large collection, even I think they are turds, own a couple and you own them all when it comes to the last ditch rifles unless they are a rope sling rifle or other rare one. Mid war and earlier rifles sell for pretty good money now of all is correct and the finish is good. Heck I payed 800$ for a perfect mid war rifle all matching with paperwork a year ago, the real good ones are tough to find. Seems 80% of them are rusty turds with something mismatched or missing, but still seem to bring 3-400$ lately. I guess they are going they way the k98 went, the hype will start, then you pay too much for junk. Just like that DOU 45 k98 you cut yourself on just running your fingers over the rough milling on the receiver. 1000$ buck well spent, lol..
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