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    Posted 3 years ago

    yougottaha…
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    One of the young ladies that works for us Grandfather passed away. He was in the Pacific during WWII and took this rifle off a Japanese soldier. I don't know much about Japanese Rifles so I said I would show it here on CW.
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    1. kwqd kwqd, 3 years ago
      Some model of Arisaka rifle. This may help:

      https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Arisaka
    2. kwqd kwqd, 3 years ago
      Another link:

      http://www.castle-thunder.com/model.htm
    3. blunderbuss2 blunderbuss2, 3 years ago
      Your's has the chrysanthemum crest. Many were ground off before release to the public for reasons I don't know. Your model should have a chrome bore, which was the only military rifles to have that during the War, to my knowledge. Nice prize !
    4. yougottahavestuff yougottahavestuff, 3 years ago
      Thanks kwqd & BB2 will pass it on. Was told he had the bayonet and other war prizes but his wife thru them out years ago!!!
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    5. blunderbuss2 blunderbuss2, 3 years ago
      How long was she in hospital ? LOL !!
    6. kwqd kwqd, 3 years ago
      If this was a bring back, I think that the stock would probably have been cut and reassembled. Returning soldiers had to fit rifles in their duffle bags to hand carry one back. It is called "duffel cutting". Here is a link that explains this process.

      http://forums.thecmp.org/showthread.php?t=77719

    7. fhrjr2 fhrjr2, 3 years ago
      kwqd not everything that came back was in a duffel bag. When my father in law left Luzon at the end of the war his unit brought heavy equipment along on the boats when they boarded for home. There was a good deal of added weight secreted away with the equipment. Typical of a GI if there is a will they will find a way.
    8. shareurpassion shareurpassion, 3 years ago
      HAHAHA OMG Ya gotta love Bb2 for that comment!!! I swear I gasped when I read that his wife tossed his "stuff" Hey Lucas, I think you should have asked where was she buried!!! haha
    9. yougottahavestuff yougottahavestuff, 3 years ago
      She died about 3 months ago and he passed away a month ago, They loved each other all those years even with her throwing out his stuff!!! LOVE CONQUERS ALL!!!
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    10. yougottahavestuff yougottahavestuff, 3 years ago
      fhrjr2 is right! Where there's a will there's a way. One of our guys over in Nam got a captured Thompson Sub-machine gun!! He took the guts out of reel to reel tape player and took it apart and attached it inside!! Got it home. I still wonder what ever happened after that???
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    11. GIJoeguy GIJoeguy, 3 years ago
      https://www.ammoland.com/2010/11/japanese-arisaka-rifles/#axzz5oKI8nqKM
    12. blunderbuss2 blunderbuss2, 3 years ago
      Whoops ! Bad timing. Friend in demolition grabbed loads of stuff from Nazi warehouses. He packed a lot of footlockers with booty, painted them purple with pink stripes. He left them on the dock in NY until the people checking baggage left and then brought trucks to pick them up with no checks. In '68, it took 3 ATF people 2 full days to register all his Class 3 weapons. LOL !

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