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by lthilsdorf
Fri May 18, 2018 1:53 am
Forum: Japanese and Far East Rifles
Topic: GI Shipping crate w/ 27th series TJK Type 99
Replies: 4
Views: 484
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GI Shipping crate w/ 27th series TJK Type 99

Bought myself another Type 99 in a shipping crate. Unfortunately the rifle in this one is nothing special, but the crate is from a town about an hour west of me, which is very neat. Has a nice tag still attached to it from when the crate went through Buffalo, NY. My brief research on the vet shows h...
by lthilsdorf
Thu Mar 15, 2018 9:01 pm
Forum: Japanese and Far East Rifles
Topic: Last ditch value
Replies: 12
Views: 1656
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Re: Last ditch value

You can purchase the mag intenals pretty easily or eBay or pick them up on a WTB ad. Those aren't hard to find. Post some photos of the crate if you can. Those are interesting in and of themselves. If there is still a name on it, even better.
by lthilsdorf
Thu Mar 15, 2018 6:43 pm
Forum: Japanese and Far East Rifles
Topic: Last ditch value
Replies: 12
Views: 1656
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Re: Last ditch value

Nice rifle. Looks like a Jinsen based on the stock and rear sight type. It will be a 40th series. Jinsens started off that series with pretty nice rifles, but quickly devolved into the last ditch style. Can't quite tell the serial number on yours, and can't see the arsenal mark, but I'm pretty certa...
by lthilsdorf
Mon Mar 12, 2018 10:09 pm
Forum: Japanese and Far East Rifles
Topic: Type 44 in GI shipping crate w/ sling, cleaning rods, and Type 30 bayonet
Replies: 3
Views: 640
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Type 44 in GI shipping crate w/ sling, cleaning rods, and Type 30 bayonet

I picked this up at an auction down in PA this morning. Had to wake up at 4am, and it was an 8 hour round trip, but very much worth it. This auction came up so last minute I had to switch shifts at work with someone to make sure I was able to attend. I already own two other bring back crated rifle s...
by lthilsdorf
Tue Feb 20, 2018 1:12 am
Forum: Japanese and Far East Rifles
Topic: Last ditch value
Replies: 12
Views: 1656
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Re: Last ditch value

Hard to say without a few more details. Let's assume it's matching with the original finish and hasn't been redone in any way by the vet who brought it back: If it's a common rifle, like an 8th series Nagoya or 35th series Toyo Kogyo, $250 would be a fair price. For something like a rope hole 11th s...
by lthilsdorf
Tue Jan 23, 2018 2:37 pm
Forum: Japanese and Far East Rifles
Topic: Matching 11th series Rope Hole Type 99
Replies: 2
Views: 738
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Matching 11th series Rope Hole Type 99

My "YouTube find" rope hole rifle showed up in the mail today and I was very excited to rip open the box, ha! This is my 3rd rope hole rifle, but by first all matching example. Only set me back $450 shipped. It's an 11th series in the 90,000 range. It has a few interesting features to it: -Still hav...
by lthilsdorf
Fri Jan 12, 2018 11:49 am
Forum: Japanese and Far East Rifles
Topic: All matching complete 3rd series Type 99 w/ mum and sling
Replies: 2
Views: 883
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All matching complete 3rd series Type 99 w/ mum and sling

Part two of my two part pick up from Pennsylvania the other day. These rifles were posted on Facebook by a gentleman who bought them both from a New Jersey veteran's relative. Both rifles look to have been in a basement for many years, and I think some of the pitting and damage is the result of that...
by lthilsdorf
Fri Jan 12, 2018 11:48 am
Forum: Japanese and Far East Rifles
Topic: All matching Kokura Concentric Circle Type 38 w/ dust cover and capture paper
Replies: 1
Views: 709
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All matching Kokura Concentric Circle Type 38 w/ dust cover and capture paper

Part one of my two part pick up from Pennsylvania the other day. These rifles were posted on Facebook by a gentleman who bought them both from a New Jersey veteran's relative. I have the capture papers for one rifle, so I'll post it with this rifle. Both rifles look to have been in a basement for ma...
by lthilsdorf
Tue Dec 19, 2017 3:18 pm
Forum: Japanese and Far East Rifles
Topic: Type 99 Indetification
Replies: 6
Views: 1226
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Re: Type 99 Indetification

Just added my first Arisaka rifle to my collection. My father-in-law picked this up from a neighbor and gave it to me. I'm thinking it is a naval cast iron receiver type 99, but I'm not sure. The bore is rifled, nice and bright. Any information would be greatly appreciated. Wow, hell of a first pos...
by lthilsdorf
Tue Dec 19, 2017 3:15 pm
Forum: Japanese and Far East Rifles
Topic: USGI shipping crate w/ saber, bayonet, rifle, and serialized capture papers (Auction find)
Replies: 2
Views: 778
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USGI shipping crate w/ saber, bayonet, rifle, and serialized capture papers (Auction find)

Just won this at an online auction the other day and I'm so excited I wanted to share it now! This is my second crated vet bring back set and this one is a really nice one. It has a 30th series Toyo Kogyo Type 99, Type 32 cavalry saber, a bayonet, and the crate the items were shipped home in. It als...
by lthilsdorf
Tue Dec 19, 2017 12:50 pm
Forum: Japanese and Far East Rifles
Topic: Type 99 Indetification
Replies: 6
Views: 1226
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Re: Type 99 Indetification

Wow, what a score! That is indeed a Naval Special Type 99, made out of a cast iron receiver. What a great pick up for a first Japanese rifle. Unlike trainers these rifles were made to be fired and are safe in theory, but because of the rarity and value of these I'd be hesitant to shoot it. I think I...
by lthilsdorf
Sun Dec 10, 2017 11:30 pm
Forum: Japanese and Far East Rifles
Topic: Very nice mummed, matching Type 44 rework w/ vet history
Replies: 4
Views: 806
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Very nice mummed, matching Type 44 rework w/ vet history

I picked up this arsenal reworked Type 44 a few days ago off of Craiglist of all places, listed in an estate sale. I contacted the owner and found out it was the vet's son in law, and he had just passed away back in September. I spoke with him on the phone and was able to get some of the history of ...
by lthilsdorf
Sun Dec 10, 2017 9:37 am
Forum: Japanese and Far East Rifles
Topic: An "Out of the woodwork" Japanese Knee Mortar and case
Replies: 3
Views: 811
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An "Out of the woodwork" Japanese Knee Mortar and case

Just picked this up Type 89 knee mortar last month locally from a lead when I was displaying at the Rochester NY show. It was brought back by a local veteran, but I bought it through a third party. Online research showed that he served on the USS Limestone, a non-self propelled barge that served in ...
by lthilsdorf
Sun Sep 10, 2017 2:04 pm
Forum: Japanese and Far East Rifles
Topic: Tokyo Arsenal Type 38 w/ matching dust cover and original sling
Replies: 4
Views: 1613
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Tokyo Arsenal Type 38 w/ matching dust cover and original sling

In the same auction that I picked up the CC marked Nagoya Type 38, I grabbed this Tokyo Artillery Arsenal Type 38 with a bayonet and original sling fpr $220. By no means is it a mint example, but it has a lot of honest patina to it. It came with a neat little tag on it claiming it was brought back f...
by lthilsdorf
Fri Sep 08, 2017 7:55 pm
Forum: Japanese and Far East Rifles
Topic: Recent pickup: Jinsen Type 38 "For Education" Type 38
Replies: 1
Views: 774
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Recent pickup: Jinsen Type 38 "For Education" Type 38

A member of one of the Japanese rifle Facebook groups posted some photos of this "For Education" Jinsen Type 38 and asked for information on what it was. She wanted to know what school it was used for, since it didn't have the mum and was curious what it really was. It was purchased, with the Jinsen...

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