This is the first light machinegun the japanese designed themselves, though it is obviously based on the hotchkiss 1909. Military rifles japanese for sale guns international. Japanese model 99 rifle and a model 38 barrel and receiver. Only 14,000 of these rifles were manufactured at yokosuka naval arsenal. This rifle was adopted to service in 1964 and was produced in large numbers. In doing so, the siamese script characters, indicating elevation values, are. Bibliography of works containing information on japanese. Arisaka rifle is a family of japanese military boltaction rifles, in production from approximately 1898 until the end of world war ii in 1945. Military libraries new small calibre rifle military service of indians the mexican army west indies and nicaragua canal chinese and japanese armies war between china and japan. It is illustrated with color photographs throughout. Ive been studying up on japanese wwii firearms recently, and when it comes to rifles my goto resource is fred honeycutts book military rifles of japan 18971945. No mention is made of the japanese conversion of the chassepot to murata configuration. Japanese rifles of world war ii is a sweeping view of the rifles and carbines that made up japans arsenal during that conflict. I recommend eri hottas japan 1941 which has an excellent recap of.
And its updated periodically to included new found info. It isnt the newest book on the subject, nor does it have as much information on specific types as the more focused volumes that have come out since, but it is an excellent compromise between cost. Or hold down the key mac or the ctrl key pc and use the mouse wheel. I am including the japanese albinis here in this question see. A classic history of japan, covering the period from the fall of the kamakura shogunate in the 30s to the battle of sekigahara of 1615. Excellent info on markings and manufacture, with good pictures. All structured data from the file and property namespaces is available under the creative commons cc0 license. Entering service in 1897, the arisaka family of boltaction rifles armed japanese troops and others through two world wars and many other conflicts, including the russo japanese war of 190405. He covers the different nomenclature used to identify japanese arms, the arsenals that produced them, and the elements like series kanji that are unique to japanese weaponry. Military rifles of japan, 5th edition gunboards dot com.
Chapter japan modern rifles bev fitchetts guns magazine. This exhibition looks at the influence that guns had on japanese politics, society, military and technology over this period of three centuries, as well the unique development of this foreign culture and the process of change that took place while japan was. For faster answers, check these links before you email us authorspublishers. All variations are described beginning with the premurata period 1870 and continuing through world war 2. Markings on japanese arisaka rifles and bayonets of world war ii good web page to find out what markings mean on your japanese collectibles. On converted rifles i havent seen an unconverted one, the tangent cam is ground down and reshaped to track the improved ballistics of the 181grain spitzer, boattail bullet. Buy military swords of japan 18681945 new edition by richard fuller, ron gregory isbn. Military libraries new small calibre rifle military service of indians the mexican army west indies and nicaragua canal chinese and japanese armies war between china and japan and a great selection of related books, art and collectibles available now at. Possibly the elusive japanese allumette snider conversion. See the article on this conversion on the military rifle journal web site in the japanese rifle section. Japanese military and civil swords and dirks by fuller, richard and a great selection of related books, art and collectibles available now at.
I came across this book while searching for more information on japanese rifles used during all conflicts. Japanese military cartridge handguns 18931945 schiffer. Wwii japanese rifle questions discussion in japanese firearms started by doeboy670, oct 4, 2008. This is a list of the weapons of the imperial japanese navy. Or hold down the key mac or the ctrl key pc and click on the image. The most common specimens include the type 38 rifle chambered in the 6. Japans 5 most lethal weapons of war the national interest. Available from julin books, 5282 ridan way, palm beach gardens fl 33418. Primary submachine gun of the japanese ground selfdefense force. It was a rather unusual weapon, most certainly in its means of feed.
A folding stock version is in production for soldiers who require a more compact weapon including airborne, tank troops, mortars, recon troops etc. The type 64 automatic rifle was developed by howa machinery co. The bore is chrome lined and it appears to be in good shape, other than the cut down stock. Currently used by the jgsdf, the japan maritime selfdefense force, japan national defense academy cadets, and jasdf air rescue wings pararescuemen second domestically designed pattern. The metal surfaces retain about 90% original blue that is fading and flaking to brown. How to identify what kind of japanese rifle gun and game. The top of the receiver has a crisp naval anchor with chrysanthemum in center logo and is otherwise unmarked. If this is your first visit, be sure to check out the faq by clicking the link above.
A japan ground selfdefense force assault amphibious vehicle drives on the beach during an amphibious assault as part of exercise iron fist 2020 on. American rifleman the japanese arisaka rifle i have. Military rifles of japan is the book that kickstarted the hobby of collecting japanese military rifles and is universally acclaimed the. A little dated now, but it still provides an excellent narrative history of this period, with more detail on the military events than in most more modern works. However, wish there had been more info on the operation of the rifles. Double click on the image to zoom in to that point.
Media in category rifles of japan the following 12 files are in this category, out of 12 total. Military rifles of japan is the book that kickstarted the hobby of collecting japanese military rifles and is universally acclaimed the japanese military rifle book. Chapters include arisaka development and japanese rifle markings. Breaking the bismarcks barrier 742544 by samuel eliot morison, the firs. The history of guns in early modern japan begins with their arrival in 1543 and ends with the boshin war in 1868. In great detail, it covers the japanese sniper rifle program initiated in 1920 and carried through the end of. Files are available under licenses specified on their description page. If you are getting into arisakas, do yourself a favor and buy a copy of military rifles of japan by fred honeycutt. When originally published in 1981, the hand cannons of imperial japan was heralded as one of the most readable works on firearms ever produced. This page was last edited on 9 january 2019, at 04. Japan claimed that this was a war of selfdefense by japan, and to establish the great east asian coprosperity sphere in order to break down the stranglehold of. List of modern equipment of the japan ground selfdefense. I just purchased my first two japanese rifles after having thought about it way too long.
Made from 50% cotton50% vinylon or 70% vinylon30% cotton. In 1944, some torpedo bombers of mentioned types used with antisubmarine, radar detection with finding radar equipment and similar purposes in short or mediumrange maritime search missions from carriers or land bases. Warriors of the rising sun chronicles the japanese militarys transformation from honorable knights of bushido into men who massacred thousands during the pacific war. There are many rumors about arisakas being of poor quality and being dangerous to fire. Comments stan zielinski, december, 2000 the standard reference on japanese rifles. Japanese infantry weapons, 15422001, doss white, draft manuscript. This book proves a sweeping view of the rifles and carbines that made up japans arsenal during the second world war. Japanese small arms, while less sophiscated than those of her adversaries in world war ii, still served their intended purposes well.
New book on the japanese murata rifles at the printer. Crucial in bringing about this change was western rejection of japan as an aspiring colonial power, as well as the wests racist, antijapanese immigration policies. To arms collectors and scholars, it remains a prized source of information on japanese handguns, their development, and their history. Issued in long and short versions the latter for cavalry and specialists the type 30 was the first main arisaka model, arming imperial japan s. Japans neighbors are making noise and the defense budget is upalbeit slightlyto pay for new weapons. It is a gasoperated, selective fire weapon which is chambered for the 7. Japanese sniper rifles of the second world war this completely new publication is coauthored by victor a. Rare wwii japanese arisaka type 99 special navy rifle. The earlier model had antiirflameresistant fabric, but the latter lacks the feature. This is a must have for the advanced japanese rifle collector. Mccollums book, japanese rifles of world war ii i wanted more information as that book only totals 60 pages while military rifles of japan totals 207 pages.1162 854 1286 1144 288 1493 968 1623 1117 984 1173 298 1095 755 1013 275 8 30 888 1012 1002 781 1547 160 1469 2 480 261 1491 199 1283 538 214 914