Well, the board is either fixed, or it's going to run terribly. Cross your fingers and hope for the best. I'm at my technical limit right now.

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by burban89
Thu May 17, 2018 1:32 pm
Forum: Japanese and Far East Rifles
Topic: Shrapnel hit type 38 carbine
Replies: 6
Views: 3811
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Re: Shrapnel hit type 38 carbine

Is there anything a magnet reacts to embedded in the wood? I passed a magnet over the wood and it did react to what was inside the hole. I also used a much smaller magnet to touch the foreign metal and it was magnetic but I didn't want to pull whatever was embedded there out so I carefully removed ...
by burban89
Thu May 17, 2018 1:28 pm
Forum: Japanese and Far East Rifles
Topic: Type 99
Replies: 7
Views: 615
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Re: Type 99

Thanks Geokop for the compliments! I really only started collecting militaria about seven years ago and my Japanese portion was only going to be restricted to just one example of arisaka but that grew very quickly to 16 different arisakas on top of all of my other milsurp bolt actions, which are my ...
by burban89
Tue May 15, 2018 8:07 pm
Forum: Japanese and Far East Rifles
Topic: Type 99
Replies: 7
Views: 615
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Re: Type 99

Geokop wrote:
Tue May 15, 2018 4:25 pm
burban89, Good catch. I just couldn't see the image well enough to make a clear assessment. You know your stuff!
I wouldn't call myself an expert by any means but I do know enough to be very dangerous when it comes it arisakas despite them not being my primary collecting focus.
by burban89
Mon May 14, 2018 6:43 pm
Forum: Japanese and Far East Rifles
Topic: Type 99
Replies: 7
Views: 615
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Re: Type 99

I don't think the rifle in question is a Nagoya type 99 at all. First thing I see a serial number over 1,000,000 (1,963,269 I think is the number here), which each block of type 99s ended at 99,999 before going to the next series. This would indicate a type 38 instead of a type 99. Also I can see th...
by burban89
Sun Jan 21, 2018 2:39 pm
Forum: Japanese Pistols
Topic: New T94
Replies: 7
Views: 1670
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Re: New T94

Nice find! I have one just like yours (one matching magazine with original holster) that one of my great uncles brought home from Burma but I have yet to find any ammo to test out how it functions.
by burban89
Sun Jan 21, 2018 2:35 pm
Forum: Japanese and Far East Rifles
Topic: All matching series 11 Nagoya w/ mum
Replies: 3
Views: 871
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Re: All matching series 11 Nagoya w/ mum

Very nice looking late war rifle. I’ve been thinking about picking one up myself. I have a series 7 and really like the degrading of finishing qualities found on late war German and Japanese rifles. I have a series 7 myself (my first arisaka ever) and I love how accurate it shoots. With this one I ...
by burban89
Sun Jan 21, 2018 2:32 pm
Forum: Japanese and Far East Rifles
Topic: Guadalcanal captured type 38
Replies: 4
Views: 1222
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Guadalcanal captured type 38

Hey again everyone. Here's one of my more recent finds that I just love. I bought this from a coworker of my mom's at the VA while we were visiting her a few months ago at her home. Her father brought this home from Guadalcanal along with a few other items that over the years ended up being lost or ...
by burban89
Fri Jan 19, 2018 4:13 pm
Forum: Japanese and Far East Rifles
Topic: All matching series 11 Nagoya w/ mum
Replies: 3
Views: 871
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All matching series 11 Nagoya w/ mum

Hey everyone. Sorry it's been a while since I last posted anything. For some reason late last year the forum was making it to where my photos were being enlarged to where they wouldn't post at all but now I think that problem's been fixed. Anyway I got this little gem last month at a local gun show....
by burban89
Mon Sep 11, 2017 1:40 am
Forum: Japanese and Far East Rifles
Topic: Series 40 Jinsen
Replies: 4
Views: 3088
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Re: Series 40 Jinsen

Are you positive the bayo lug was made like this(can't tell from your photos) or could it possibly have been bent during use as whatever to pry something? Steve Sorry the photos are kinda junky. From looking at the bayonet lug it definitely doesn't show signs of any damage to it or the surrounding ...
by burban89
Sun Aug 20, 2017 10:28 pm
Forum: Japanese and Far East Rifles
Topic: Japanese training rifles
Replies: 6
Views: 2404
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Re: Japanese training rifles

I just got a training rifle myself today. A type 38 training rifle serial number 1285 with the manufacturer's mark on top of the receiver. It has all the normal characteristics of being a trainer: smoothbore, one piece stock, no type designation on the receiver, etc.
by burban89
Sun Aug 20, 2017 10:24 pm
Forum: Japanese and Far East Rifles
Topic: Last ditch?
Replies: 6
Views: 3931
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Re: Last ditch?

Training rifles usually have a "00" stamped in front of the serial number. The "00" mark in front of the serial number is just a way to show that a weapon was removed from service and given to some organization like a school or veteran's association. Training rifles never had rifling so they were n...
by burban89
Wed Aug 16, 2017 12:00 am
Forum: Japanese and Far East Rifles
Topic: Show us your mid-late war Nagoya Type 99's
Replies: 12
Views: 6387
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Re: Show us your mid-late war Nagoya Type 99's

S.B. wrote:
Tue Aug 15, 2017 11:48 pm
OK but, I was refering to OP's pictures?
Steve
Makes sense now. Indeed the OP's pics do show a metal butt plate. However it isn't inletted, it covers over a protrusion of the butt stock wood and in part holds the two pieces of wood together.
by burban89
Tue Aug 15, 2017 7:48 pm
Forum: Japanese and Far East Rifles
Topic: Show us your mid-late war Nagoya Type 99's
Replies: 12
Views: 6387
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Re: Show us your mid-late war Nagoya Type 99's

Butt plate appears to be inletted metal, from your picture? Steve Steve some of the rifles shown between series 5 and 8 are what can be called "transitional rifles". These were made during the middle of the war as accessories such as monopods and aa wings were being discarded in the process that ev...
by burban89
Tue Aug 15, 2017 7:42 pm
Forum: Japanese and Far East Rifles
Topic: Last Ditch Arisaka
Replies: 7
Views: 3863
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Re: Last Ditch Arisaka

Steve though this isn't the same series as the OPs rifle this is an example of a late war "last ditch" rifle made by the Jinsen arsenal in Korea. Some of the features that make a last ditch rifle are a wooden butt plate nailed onto the butt stock, a fixed rear sight instead of a pop up sight, and in...
by burban89
Mon Aug 14, 2017 10:33 pm
Forum: Veterans Stories, Range Reports, Hunting Stories
Topic: Vets I knew
Replies: 5
Views: 1957
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Re: Vets I knew

I've had several members of my family that I knew as a kid that served in WW2 as well. One great uncle was a paratrooper and a forward observer who parachuted in during the Battle of the Bulge. He got hit by flak shrapnel in the head but miraculously survived. He had to have a metal plate put in his...

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