The only ideas I have are the usual suspects-Ebay,Gunbroker,Auctionarms ect. Seems there was a website I found a while back that specialized in WWII Japanese.I just wish I could remember it :roll: Interesting rifle stryker!What kind of condition is it in?
Badger, Condition is very good. close to 100% original on the metal, wood excellent, still has the chrysanthumum (sp?) on the receiver. Has bayonet, original canvas OD sling and a scope ( not proper, its a type 99) that fits, and come in the original numbered OD green case with shoulder strap. Everything was great unitil this part snapped off yesterday. I know it will be difficult to impossible to replace.I'm bummed.
Sounds like it is a real gem! I always have been intrigued by those rifles and may pick one up someday.What is the story on it-capture piece?(still having mum) I will keep an eye out for you and let you know if I see anything.-Good Luck!
Badger, Yes. weapon was a trophy from Japan. I'm not sure "capture piece isn't glorifying it a bit. The rifle came from a marine who brought it back, gave it to a friend who gave it to me. The scope and case and the bayonet were brought back by my father, who was in the 97th infantry Div. They fought in ETO, were being rush to invade Japan, then occupied it when "THE bomb" made invasion unneccessary. (so I got a cool Lugar from Europe too!) the whole division was lined up at an arsenal and issued rifles,bayonets, pistols, swords, and in some cases, sepuku knives! All in arsenal new unissued condition! Dad got all of this and more but some stuff was confiscated by reg. staff officers. Ultimately, I'M the one who made out like a bandit!
hmm going to be tuff one maybee weld ect repair item not sure
try to fix it any way great piece with history i kno no realhelp
i bought a paratrooper model aka cav carbine short folding bayo mod
missing proper butplate and found it on ebay for 30 buks !
you never kno :wink:
Thanks AR7. I've tried postings like this and Nurmrich Arms with no luck. I'll think I'll try a repair (gunsmith) in the interim. Somewhere out there is a rusted piece of crap with a decent scope mount. (i'm not much of an E-bay fan, but I'll try any thing.) I just need to find it.
I think a friend of mine has one of those para/cav. carbines you are talking about. What's the muzzle blast like?!
noclue what ive herd the 7.7 had alot of muzzle blast the 6.5
carbine ive not fired it sadly . but its so neet and short im sure it
flames with the best of em . and the jap ammo is hard to comeby
i remember when i was a kid drooling at shotgun news they had cases
of jap ammo if you bought a case they threwin 2 type 38 rifles !!!!
oh the humanity
That's right! I can remember when Garands were $80, carbines and 1911s about $50, 98k's about $40, but I was lucky to have $10! (the ammo was more expensive than the weapon! I gave away two last ditch Arisakas (wooden butplates and all) because when I was a kid we thought of them as junk. (I had a nice 7.7 anyway) some kids used them as toys when we played army. I saw the prices on some at a gunshow recentluy ande almost fainted!