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Old 04-21-2013, 02:51 AM   #11
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Welcome. Very pretty collection. Thanks for sharing pic!

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1953 CZ52, 1943 National Postal Meter M1 Carbine, 1941 Izhevsk Mosin Nagant, 1918 M1917 Eddystone sporter, and a 1943 Fazakerly (however you spell it) Lee Enfield No4 Mk1. Hoping to add a CMP M1 Garand, a M24/47 or vz24 Mauser, and a Type 56 SKS.
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Here's mine minus the Yugo M24/52c Mauser I ordered Friday.

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Steyr-Mannlicher M95's

Top two are M95 Stutzens the bottom a M95/34 Bulgarian Contract

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Lee-Enfields

Top two are No. 4 Mk I's bottom is a 1912 No. 1 Mk III

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Mosin-Nagants

Top is a 1925 Hex followed by two M91/30 round receivers then a Russian M44 Carbine and at the bottom a Hungarian M44 Carbine

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1954 Tula Arsenal SKS

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Surplus Handguns

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Here's mine minus the Yugo M24/52c Mauser I ordered Friday.

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Steyr-Mannlicher M95's

Top two are M95 Stutzens the bottom a M95/34 Bulgarian Contract

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Lee-Enfields

Top two are No. 4 Mk I's bottom is a 1912 No. 1 Mk III

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Mosin-Nagants

Top is a 1925 Hex followed by two M91/30 round receivers then a Russian M44 Carbine and at the bottom a Hungarian M44 Carbine

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1954 Tula Arsenal SKS

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Surplus Handguns
Nice collection you got there marc29th
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Heres mine so far....

1933 M1903 Springfield
1918 M1917 Remington "Enfield"
1942 BSA No.1 Mk. III*

Type 38 Arisaka
Type 38 Carbine
"Simplified" Type 99

1942 Mosin 91/30 PU
1941 Finnish M39
Steyr M95/34 "Stuzen" Carbine
1952 Russian SKS

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Heres mine so far....

1933 M1903 Springfield
1918 M1917 Remington "Enfield"
1942 BSA No.1 Mk. III*

Type 38 Arisaka
Type 38 Carbine
"Simplified" Type 99

1942 Mosin 91/30 PU
1941 Finnish M39
Steyr M95/34 "Stuzen" Carbine
1952 Russian SKS
Nice collection.

While I'm here...

I was thinking about sending you a PM, but I figure if I ask here everyone interested will be able to see it. Seeing as you're our resident Arisaka guy, do you have any tips on buying my first one? Type 38 or 99?

I know squat about them really, all I know is I would really prefer one with the mum intact.
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Pretty much the main thing collectors look for is that all the parts match.. The Chrysanthemums are "secondary" because so many were defaced. Mums will increase the value on a matching rifle, not so much on a non-matching one.

As for shootability, its the same as any other old mil-surp.. Look for a good bore, they have "Metford" rifling, it doesnt have the sharp lands & groves like most, but should still be sorta deep (enough to spin the bullet). Be careful for training rifles, they will have a smoothbore and are designed to shoot blanks ONLY!

There is some doubt about the "last ditch" series of Type 99 rifles. I do not know if they are safe or not, I tend to stay away from them just because they are so crude looking. (They make a Mosin look nice! )

As to what type? What ever strikes your fancy.. The Type 38 is 6.5x50, the Type 99 is 7.7x58 (You can make 7.7 brass outta .30-06)

There are 3 variations of the Type 99.
The early ones have the Dust cover, Monopod, & Anti-Aircraft sights. Later in the war they came out with the "Simplified" model, as metal became sparse, they started to leave off all the "unnecessary parts" (dust cover, monopod, & Anti-Aircraft wings) They may or may not have some or all of these accessories. Finally towards the end was the "Substitute" or "Last ditch" models. They dont have any of the accessories of the previous models, the metal is crudely machined, the rear sight is fixed with no adjustments, stocks are rough and look sorta "carved", many have wooden buttplates.( Although if you can find a real late one with a rope sling, those are pretty collectible!!)

Most of my friends like the Type 38 Carbine. I personally like the early Type 99, Its like the "Tactical" rifle of WWII.

Look for one with accessories, slings, dust covers, cleaning rods, monopods. Some of that stuff is worth more than the rifle!

Best site for helping identify a Arisaka: http://www.radix.net/~bbrown/japanese_markings.html

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There are a couple of uncommon types.. Type 44 Carbine, like the T38 but with a attached bayonet (Nitestalker has one!) The Type 2 is a Type 99 variant made for paratroopers that breaks down into two parts... (I have half of one.. )

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Welcome. Very pretty collection. Thanks for sharing pic!
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