Why is the Arisaka always referred to as that "Damn Jap gun"? Everybody tells me the Japanese and the Arisaka are so hated, because of the Bayonet practice the Japanese did on POW's..
My problem with that is, what Army hasnt done horrible things? Why isnt that the case with other military guns? Why do Nazi guns still bring top dollar when what they did was way worse than just "bayonet practice"? How many people got a Luger bullet to the back of the head, or a Mauser bayonet stuck in them just because they were Jewish? But Lugers are still "Sexy" and Mausers are still loved... The Mosin killed many whos only "crime" was being tired of being poor and hungry..
The US wernt saints either.. I was watching a documentary where soldiers said they figured out if you hit a "Jap" in the back of the head hard enough it would knock out the gold fillings outta their teeth, another said he found it easier just to shoot them in the back of the head with his .45 and he could just pick the gold off the ground..
Hell, US solders used to cut body parts of the dead and send them home as souvenirs, theres even a picture in Life magazine, where a G.I's wife has a Japanese skull on her desk that was signed by all the members of her husbands platoon..
Seriously, outta all the messed up crap that happened in WWII bayonet practice on POW's was the worst??
If you just consider the gun, the Arisaka is actually a fine rifle. They were proven to be the strongest action of the war, and everything ive read says there very accurate..
Im not trying to "stick up" for the Japanese, Im just curious why a Nazi Mauser or Luger is $1000 when they wanted to exterminate races, But a Arisaka is a $100 because of a little bayonet practice??