japanese rifle

Discussion in 'Curio & Relic Discussion' started by johnfs, May 18, 2013.

  1. johnfs

    johnfs New Member

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    my farther inlaw had a ww2 japenese rifle in attick it was packed in grease .
    recently we took it down and cleaned it can it be fired or not is the question
     
  2. duddie10

    duddie10 New Member

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    Pictures make model year. Need alittle more info before we can help.
     

  3. 303tom

    303tom Well-Known Member

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    If it was packed in grease, I would say YES, but a picture or two would help to be sure...............
     
  4. c3shooter

    c3shooter Administrator Staff Member

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    Impossible to answer without seeing the rifle. For ANY of us.

    Assuming that the rifle is Japanese military, it is PROBABLY- but not certainly- an Arisaka. THAT was one of the strongest, safest bolt actions ever built.

    HOWEVER- right at the very end of the war, we were bombing the crap out of Japan, and they were making whatever they could make in somebody's kitchen- since they expected US Marines to be coming ashore any moment.

    There were also "cadet" rifles- made to be used for training, firing blank ammo- but never meant to shoot ball ammo.

    You REALLY need to clean the grease off, and take it to a real gunsmith for a checkup. Because you are not holding the rifle close enuff to the computer for us to tell.
     
  5. hairbear1

    hairbear1 Active Member

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