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Bring Back package (Papers, rifle shipping box, 2 rifles)

Arisaka, Murata, Siamese, Korean, and North China Rifles
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#1 Post by lthilsdorf » Tue Jun 06, 2017 12:23 pm

I picked this set up a few months ago when I almost went to the show in Allentown PA show but ended up staying home. Since I had the morning off I decided to go to a small show up near Buffalo NY that I haven't been to in about 3 or 4 years. I searched the show for a bit and didn't see much I was interested. As I was getting ready to leave I saw a table in the corner I missed and that's where I stumbled upon this package. The gentleman selling it said this package was brought as it to his house by another gentleman who often sells him interesting military items. The seller almost didn't even bring it to the show and was considering taking it to SOS, but changed his mind at the last second. He wanted $750 for the package set and I thought that seemed fair for something like this.

The package includes 2 bayonets, 2 rifles, the bring back papers for one rifle and bayonet, and a shipping box addressed to the soldiers wife in Buffalo. The shipping box still has several shipping tags attached to it. The soldier's name as appears on these, though it was hard to get them to show up in the photos. The papers themselves unfortunately only list the rifle as "Japanese rifle" and "Japanese bayonet". It lists the soldier and the ship he served on.

The first rifle is a No Series Tokyo Type 38. Serial number has the "00" added to the beginning and is completely mismatched, as expected. It's otherwise nice and complete. Shows alot of use and wear in the bluing.

The other is a 10th series Nagoya Type 99. This rifle is mint minus the ground mum. Screws are still staked and the bolt is matching. The stock is still in original condition and the stock cartouches are very nice. There is a huge amount of grease still in the action and clearly has never been shot since it was brought back.

I've seen such packages before on the forums but never in person. I'm very excited as this is my first rifle with bring back papers included. The shipping box is amazing and the fact that it has the soldiers name and matches the bring back paper is perfect.

Any thoughts on this one?

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#2 Post by mauserdad » Tue Jun 06, 2017 12:52 pm

Very nice. Thanks for sharing. Been collecting the "Last Ditch" myself here lately.
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#3 Post by shoot4fun » Tue Jun 06, 2017 1:46 pm

That is pretty cool! Thanks for sharing.

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#4 Post by DWM » Tue Jun 06, 2017 2:55 pm

Very nice, I think that you bought a mint 99 with a fantastic traceable history and got a free 38 for that price.
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#5 Post by fordmech00 » Tue Jun 06, 2017 7:30 pm

Sweet collection

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#6 Post by Hippycrowe » Wed Jun 07, 2017 12:35 am

Those are nice you did good

I know guys at the Lima show who would say I would buy but the mum is ground who cares if the rifles are nice buy them lol

I have heard most bolts miss match on bring backs becuase Gi s had to turn in the bolts while on the ship not sure if that is true or not but is does make sense

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#7 Post by rickplayer » Tue Jul 18, 2017 11:58 pm

Nice set!

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#8 Post by Urbanwolf » Wed Jul 19, 2017 6:58 pm

Nice! I think you got a fine deal!

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