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Posted: 8/14/2001 1:12:52 PM EDT
[img]http://pictures.auctionarms.com/August/ACF2656.jpg[/img]
Link Posted: 8/14/2001 1:15:53 PM EDT
Arisaka (sp?) for a Jap 7.7mm
Link Posted: 8/14/2001 1:16:32 PM EDT
Isn't that a mid 20th century Spanish military issue?(Spanish as in Spain)
Link Posted: 8/14/2001 1:17:07 PM EDT
My fancy drawing is what is shown at the base of the blade, on the lug end #'s "0372"
Link Posted: 8/14/2001 1:17:25 PM EDT
Looks like a Type 38 Arisaka. Don't know for sure, though, because of the looped lower guard. CB
Link Posted: 8/14/2001 1:19:03 PM EDT
Value?
Link Posted: 8/14/2001 1:19:56 PM EDT
Link Posted: 8/14/2001 1:23:50 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 8/14/2001 1:21:38 PM EDT by Halfcocked]
If it's an Arisaka I guess around $70 with scabbard. Does it have a flower (is it a chrysanthemum?) stamped in the blade? Edited because I don't know how to spell chrysanthemum.
Link Posted: 8/14/2001 1:32:19 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 8/14/2001 1:29:26 PM EDT by DriftPunch]
Jap type 30 bayonet. This was the primary bayonet for their rifles. The mark with the circle is a Nagoya mark, and the triangle is some subcontractor mark. The two together indicate that it was produced by the subcontractor but supervised by Nagoya staff. No, I don't know this stuff by heart, it's here: [URL]http://www.radix.net/~bbrown/japanese_markings.html[/URL]
Link Posted: 8/14/2001 1:35:40 PM EDT
I had it first. What I win? What I win?
Link Posted: 8/14/2001 1:47:09 PM EDT
Originally Posted By 1GUNRUNNER: Value?
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I'd say less than $50 considering the condition (pitting/forge marks). Of course, the obvious wartime manufacture might actually increase the value. OTOH, I have a pre-war manufacture 'straight shank' Arisaka bayonet with 99% blue that I've been offered $250 for. Is that a good deal? BTW, it's my understanding that bayonets did not get the 'royal' chrysanthemum treatment. Halfcocked, you weren't even sure of the spelling of Arisaka, for goodness sake. 5 minute reporting penalty. I claim the prize!! :-) CB
Link Posted: 8/14/2001 2:59:31 PM EDT
Originally Posted By DriftPunch: Jap type 30 bayonet. This was the primary bayonet for their rifles. The mark with the circle is a Nagoya mark, and the triangle is some subcontractor mark. The two together indicate that it was produced by the subcontractor but supervised by Nagoya staff. No, I don't know this stuff by heart, it's here: [URL]http://www.radix.net/~bbrown/japanese_markings.html[/URL]
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Thank you so much, stay tuned for Part II
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