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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: 112
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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: 91
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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: 304
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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: 159
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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: 304
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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: 217
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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: 207
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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: 665
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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: 333
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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...
by lthilsdorf
Fri Sep 08, 2017 7:45 pm
Forum: Japanese and Far East Rifles
Topic: Late Nagoya Concentric Circle Type 38
Replies: 3
Views: 478
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Re: Late Nagoya Concentric Circle Type 38

Personally I've seen more Type 99's than Type 38's with the markings. However I believe estimated production for both types is even at 5,000 each.
by lthilsdorf
Thu Sep 07, 2017 7:12 am
Forum: Japanese and Far East Rifles
Topic: Late Nagoya Concentric Circle Type 38
Replies: 3
Views: 478
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Late Nagoya Concentric Circle Type 38

Picked this up from an online auction in Minnesota a few weeks ago and it finally arrived today. It's a Nagoya Concentric Circle Type 38 with a pretty late serial number (2863). That would seem to make it a pretty late rifle as the highest mentioned in the Type 38 book is 2800. It has the main Nagoy...
by lthilsdorf
Thu Jul 27, 2017 1:09 pm
Forum: Russian and Finnish Rifles
Topic: 1917 Tula M91 Japanese single shot trainer "restoration"
Replies: 5
Views: 2379
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1917 Tula M91 Japanese single shot trainer "restoration"

A gentleman posted this rifle to a Facebook group asking for information on it. He said his father in law of his ex wife brought this back from World War II, but he didn't know anything about it. As I collect both Arisakas and Mosin Nagants lately, it peeked my interest. After talking with him he sa...
by lthilsdorf
Wed Jul 26, 2017 11:38 am
Forum: Japanese and Far East Rifles
Topic: A nice 6th Series Type 99 local auction find
Replies: 3
Views: 2225
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Re: A nice 6th Series Type 99 local auction find

That's a nice 6th series too! Looks exactly like mine! It's interesting how this series still has good quality to it, but you can see the little things starting to creep in with the cylindrical bolt handles.
by lthilsdorf
Tue Jul 25, 2017 3:11 pm
Forum: Japanese and Far East Rifles
Topic: A nice 6th Series Type 99 local auction find
Replies: 3
Views: 2225
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A nice 6th Series Type 99 local auction find

It's not too often I find local auctions with decent Japanese rifles in them, so I placed an absentee bid on this one at a small estate auction 45 minutes from me and found out today I won. I picked it up and grabbed a few photos of it. Not much history known about it from the estate. It was an elde...
by lthilsdorf
Sat Jul 22, 2017 2:42 am
Forum: Japanese and Far East Rifles
Topic: 27th Series Tokyo Juki Kogyo Type 99 w/ Rope Hole stock
Replies: 4
Views: 3448
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Re: 27th Series Tokyo Juki Kogyo Type 99 w/ Rope Hole stock

Hi Ithilsdorf, I just discovered S.R.F. was up- and- running again. Yours is very late example to still have the dust cover grooves. My rope-hole TJK is in the very, very late 37000 serial number range and it doesn't have dust cover grooves, but it still retains the front sling swivel. There are so...

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