A Primer on Japanese Rifles
This section is intended as a resource to help you in identifying a particular Japanese rifle.
This section was begun by Stan Zielinski and Shannon Zeigler in July 2000. Additional contributions have been made by Earl Battey and Doss White. This section is still pretty rough and incomplete, so we encourage comments, corrections, additions, etc. We hope that this will eventually represent the collaborative efforts of all those interested in the collecting of Japanese rifles.
The sections currently with content are listed below.
Model 30 Bolt Disassembly
Model 38 Cavalry Rifle
Model 38 Carbine
Model I Rifle
Introduction to the Model 99
The Model 99 Long Rifle
The Early Model 99
Model 2 Paratroop
Model 99 Sniper Rifle
The Transitional Model 99
The Substitute Standard "Last Ditch" Model 99
Model 99 Part Variations
Bibliography of Works on Japanese Rifles
Rifle FAQ (Frequently Asked Questions)
How to Determine If a Rifle Has Matching Numbers
The following chart of manufacturer's logos should aid in identifying which arsenal made your rifle.
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