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Japanese Type-99 Infantry Rifle

Posted in Gone to a new home with tags , , , on November 10, 2018 by The Dude

Sweet early Type 99 Infantry rifle. This one was manufactured in the Nagoya Arsenal and dates from the 3rd Series, perhaps 1942. Everything matches, just no dust cover. Andrew claims this is a downgrade from this one here. Andrew is also a wanker sometimes.

5th Series Nagoya Type 99 Rifle

Posted in Gone to a new home with tags , , , , on December 28, 2017 by The Dude

Flag_of_Japan.svgThis is my second Type 99 rifle. It’s a Nagoya late series 5, which puts it late 43 to late 44. The rifle is a bolt and receiver serial match but the stock is a mismatch, although correct for the series. This rifle was produced when the Japanese had started to simplify the design, resulting in the elimination of the monopod and anti-aircraft sights. The rear band still has the mount holes for the monopod although one has never been fitted. The main reason I bought this rifle was because it has the late type canvas sling, which is terrifically hard to get hold of.


Early Pattern Arisaka Type 30 Bayonet

Posted in Gone to a new home with tags , , , on October 22, 2016 by The Dude

Flag_of_Japan.svgI have a habit of putting the appropriate bayonet on my WW2 rifles. My grandson calls them knife-guns. This Type-30 bayonet fits on my Type 99 rifle. This is the same pattern bayonet as this one here but it is much earlier as evidenced by its curved quillon, blood gutter and finished surface. The frog is here.

1939 Mauser K98 Infantry Rifle

Posted in Gone to a new home on August 24, 2016 by The Dude

Flag_of_the_NSDAP_(1920–1945).svgHere’s a great shooter Kar-98 that I recovered a couple of weeks go. Originally manufactured by Berlin-Lübecker Maschinenfabrik in 1939, the rifle is matching numbers in it’s action and barrel. The rifle came to me as a shooter in a monte-carlo stock and I had an empty early wood set in the gun box just for this reason.

The stock all matches itself except for the end cap which is an BLM manufactured cap from the right period. So a stock mismatch but great for a shooter. You will note the “Germany” stamped into the barrel. This indicates a post-1968 import mark.

The stock is devoid of dirty birds so I expect that it is a Norwegian post-war reuse set. Still beats a Russian capture but not in the same rank as a fully matched rifle like my other one here.


Shoei 1st Model FG-42

Posted in Gone to a new home on July 1, 2016 by The Dude

Flag_of_the_NSDAP_(1920–1945).svgThere’s a couple of reasons why the FG-42 is a particularly difficult rifle to get hold of. Firstly they only made about 7,000 of them. And because they were only issued to Fallschirmjäger unless the Allied soldier was in a section of front where they fought the paratroopers, they were never captured and returned. The next problem is that they are tainted with being an “elite” item. This means, like Waffen-SS shyte, that wankers on the internet will pay stupid prices for their kit. Just witness the price of a Jerry paratrooper pot. Anyway, due to this, I will never likely own a real one so I have the next best substitute. This is a Shoei made non-functional replica, moves like the real thing, just will never accept a round. Meh.

Update: unfortunately this is a prohibited item in Canada so back to the owner it goes. It’s a terrible bit of catch-all legislation that makes a non-weapon into a banned item yet a dewat is allowed and not required to be registered.


K43 Semi-Automatic Rifle Dustcover

Posted in Gone to a new home on March 12, 2016 by The Dude

Flag_of_the_NSDAP_(1920–1945).svgThis small bit of sheet metal is the action dust cover for a German K43 main battle rifle. I am rebuilding one of these from Bubba to not Bubba and mine was missing this part. They were poorly constructed and often bent or damaged so most soldiers ended up discarding them. These were an un-numbered part so I am not concerned that this is a reproduction although the finish is correct so it shouldn’t look too obvious once it’s on the rifle. Update: I am an idiot, my K43 has a machined bolt and a different dust cover already on it.


Kenya Campaign Medal 1963-1967

Posted in Gone to a new home on December 1, 2013 by The Dude

800px-Flag_of_KenyaThis medal is on the internet described as the Kenyan Campaign Medal 1963-1967. This is getting to be a pain in the ass as I have been hunting the Kenya Independence Medal and this was sold to me as that, sight unseen. Meh.