By J. Kb

2 thoughts on “Interesting article on Japanese gun makers”
  1. Very interesting, indeed. Not only that there are so many, but that they have such varied backstories and ties to so many familiar global brand names — where it’s not just a seldom-discussed operational section of those brands.

  2. I still regret not buying an Arisaka 38 when it was on consignment in a local shop. A different local shop has had a model 99 for sale for perhaps a year already, but it’s not a real rifle, rather a “training” model with no magazine. Possibly it could be fired single shot, but the tag says it’s “for parts only”. It’s also ugly; one of my reference books says the 99 was made late in WW2, in a hurry, and the finish is generally very rough indeed.

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