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Japanese Carbines

Posted: Thu Aug 16, 2018 2:33 pm
by Roy mcleod
In my collection, I, have these Japanese meiji type 38 Carbines cal 6.5 mm.
All appear, to be from the same arsenal. bores are good and and Carbines in fair gen cond.
Photos from the top down
#1 carbine stock has been refinished. the Mum, has been X ed out and it has a bolt cover.
#2 carbine has original finish, Mum is intact and it has a bolt cover.
#3 carbine stock has been stained a dark color, Mum is in tact and it has a bolt cover.
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Re: Japanese Carbines

Posted: Thu Aug 16, 2018 2:40 pm
by Roy mcleod
CORRECTION
Carbine #3 photos the dark stained one, has No bolt cover.
Roy

Re: Japanese Carbines

Posted: Thu Aug 16, 2018 3:09 pm
by indy1919a4
I love that size,, 1st one I ever shot almost felt like a toy compared to the regular long rifles..

Very NIce collection.. I do like the stock colors.. Was there any logic to why they had different colors????

Re: Japanese Carbines

Posted: Thu Aug 16, 2018 5:36 pm
by luigi
Roy,

Nice collection! I don't see these carbines in my neck of the woods!

Do you collect 99's? I have a Series 3 with a bad stock and looking for a early series stock& handguard.

thanks for posting

Re: Japanese Carbines

Posted: Thu Aug 16, 2018 5:56 pm
by vandle
I don't mind the carbines, one is on my wish list.

They look to be in great condition.

Interested in the types of timber/ finishes that were used in the stocks

Re: Japanese Carbines

Posted: Sat Aug 18, 2018 6:28 pm
by Roy mcleod
I, am sure, most all Japanese rifle stocks, are made from Philippines Mahogany.
The stocks, are then stained a light tan color and finished with several coat of varnish.
welcome comments
Roy

Re: Japanese Carbines

Posted: Sat Aug 25, 2018 6:30 pm
by Roy mcleod
In my collection, I, have these four Japanese Meiji type 44 and type 30 hook Carbines, cal 6.5 mm.
I, have no arsenal info on them. Bores are good to fair and are in good gen cond..
Photos from the top down
(1) Meiji type 44 cavalry carbine. Mum has been x-ed out and has a folding bayonet.
Stock finish is original, with weird black stripes.
(2) Meiji type 30 hook Carbine. It has a cast iron receiver and rifled bore and has a strange Mum
type flower marking.This is a training type Carbine. stock finish is original.
(3) Meiji type 30 hook carbine. Mum is intact. Stock has been refinished.
(4) Meiji type 30 hook Carbine. mum has been removed, area welded over and re finished.
Stock is original, but has been stained a dark color.
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Re: Japanese Carbines

Posted: Sun Aug 26, 2018 3:44 pm
by Roy mcleod
Supplement photo

I, took one more photo, to better show, the actions of these hook carbines

Re: Japanese Carbines

Posted: Sun Aug 26, 2018 5:39 pm
by indy1919a4
Roy mcleod wrote:
Sun Aug 26, 2018 3:44 pm
Supplement photo

I, took one more photo, to better show, the actions of these hook carbines
Very nice rifles... I am unfamiliar with those hook carbines please a little background.

Re: Japanese Carbines

Posted: Mon Aug 27, 2018 6:26 pm
by Roy mcleod
At my age, i, would say.
Decades ago,Here in Portland for weeks there was a large tent style war surplus sale at out fair ground.
At that time surplus japanese rifles were not popular or in demand. It is a fact, you could almost give
them away,Anyway I, had a yen for Jap carbines and i purchased several of them, price ea $ 10,00.
Over time i, was able to pick up Carbines at gun shops, gun shows and pawn shops.I, am sure, one
of the dark stained ones came from a gun show. I picked up the welded top one from my favorite pawn
shop here in Beaverton.
Roy

Re: Japanese Carbines

Posted: Tue Aug 28, 2018 2:41 pm
by indy1919a4
Just started learning of these Arisaka type 30 Hook Safety rifles, looked them up on a forgotten weapons link

https://www.full30.com/video/ffeeb2b397 ... 94039b8c45

Have to say, I love the idea of Japanese type 30s that shipped to Finland..

http://www.arms2armor.com/Firearms/japtype30carbine.htm

What a "hoot" it must have been for the Finn Logistics officers in the day.