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Posted: 8/20/2017 8:49:20 PM EDT
So presently I've been interested in any thing Japanese firearm related.

Here is my collection so far

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I really thought the revolvers were a cool safe queen I could get into for cheap. They also seem very well built for the price, better than modern mim ruger/Smith junk.
That rifle  seems to be very well built and shoots aweome.

Anyone else buy Japanese arms? Also makes me feel hipster because I rarely see a Japanese collection.
Link Posted: 8/20/2017 10:30:25 PM EDT
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What are those revolvers?

Military markings? Made for export?

All I mess with are WW-2 Jap. military.
Link Posted: 8/20/2017 10:31:43 PM EDT
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Nope.

#RememberPearlHarbor
Link Posted: 8/20/2017 10:38:56 PM EDT
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I had all 3 makers of AR180s

So the Howa was/is the only Japanese firearm I remember owning
Link Posted: 8/20/2017 10:43:59 PM EDT
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What are those revolvers?

Military markings? Made for export?

All I mess with are WW-2 Jap. military.
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Me too.
Link Posted: 8/20/2017 10:46:16 PM EDT
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SKB made some fine shotguns
Link Posted: 8/20/2017 10:47:18 PM EDT
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i'm only interested in their knives

i want a rockstead
Link Posted: 8/20/2017 10:47:49 PM EDT
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I've been very interested in picking up a Japanese post war revolver but I didn't think any were exported.
Link Posted: 8/20/2017 10:47:56 PM EDT
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I always thought most jap firearms were soooo ugly.
Link Posted: 8/20/2017 10:48:56 PM EDT
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Do you mean like Browning shotguns and rifles (made by Miroku)? Howa and Weatherby Vanguard rifles? Smith and Wesson auto shotguns from the 1980s?

I own a Browning Citori and three Japanese SKB shotguns.

Four out of these five were made in Japan (the one on the left is Italian):

Link Posted: 8/20/2017 10:48:59 PM EDT
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The wheel guns are Miroku Liberty Chief revolvers. 

Post war police revolver for the Japanese Prefecture Police. 
Link Posted: 8/20/2017 11:16:14 PM EDT
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I collect WW2 weapons and militaria, including some Japanese.  Here are some of mine.

Type 99 Arisaka short rifle


Type 38 Arisaka carbine


Type 14 Nambu pistol


Type 94 Nambu pistol


Browning Model 1910, Japanese marked.  Made early 1940


Type 35 NCO Gunto sword


Type 97 hand grenade (rescued by a police EOD friend from a pile of stuff about to be blown up and burned)


Have some bayonets too but don't have pics handy.
Link Posted: 8/20/2017 11:18:38 PM EDT
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Do you mean like Browning shotguns and rifles (made by Miroku)? Howa and Weatherby Vanguard rifles? Smith and Wesson auto shotguns from the 1980s?

I own a Browning Citori and three Japanese SKB shotguns.

Four out of these five were made in Japan (the one on the left is Italian):

http://i.imgur.com/9rYjTCq.jpg
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I'll have the one on the right.  Thanks
Link Posted: 8/20/2017 11:26:56 PM EDT
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@BlackOpScottie tell us more about the rifle please....

ETA: Bushnell Elite are some of the best optics for the money I've ever seen - made in Japan.
Link Posted: 8/20/2017 11:28:00 PM EDT
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The wheel guns are Miroku Liberty Chief revolvers. 

Post war police revolver for the Japanese Prefecture Police. 
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Nailed it. I thought they  have colt/Smith design mix looking.  Anyway the craftsmanship is great on them and the action is buttery smooth. They were also pretty cheap 250-350. All bought on gunbroker .

Yes and I'm very impressed with my miroku x bolt. Seems to be a tac driver as well as the fit and finish being superb.
Link Posted: 8/20/2017 11:35:43 PM EDT
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Check gunbroker and armlist.  U will see one pop up eventually.
Link Posted: 8/20/2017 11:36:31 PM EDT
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I assume the grenade is inert? Or they actually let you get a stamp for the DD?

Those are some beautiful shotguns up above.
Link Posted: 8/20/2017 11:42:29 PM EDT
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Nailed it. I thought they  have colt/Smith design mix looking.  Anyway the craftsmanship is great on them and the action is buttery smooth. They were also pretty cheap 250-350. All bought on gunbroker .

Yes and I'm very impressed with my miroku x bolt. Seems to be a tac driver as well as the fit and finish being superb.
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The wheel guns are Miroku Liberty Chief revolvers. 

Post war police revolver for the Japanese Prefecture Police. 
Nailed it. I thought they  have colt/Smith design mix looking.  Anyway the craftsmanship is great on them and the action is buttery smooth. They were also pretty cheap 250-350. All bought on gunbroker .

Yes and I'm very impressed with my miroku x bolt. Seems to be a tac driver as well as the fit and finish being superb.
I figured as much as the Japanese could not own guns unless they were kept in a prefecture armory. Same with family swords for a long while after the war. I heard that they can possess the swords in their homes now, no idea about personal guns though.

I'd buy one of those revolvers if one came my way. What caliber are they in?
Link Posted: 8/20/2017 11:42:29 PM EDT
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Oh yeah, my Gen 2 Razor is Japanese.
Link Posted: 8/20/2017 11:42:53 PM EDT
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@BlackOpScottie tell us more about the rifle please....

ETA: Bushnell Elite are some of the best optics for the money I've ever seen - made in Japan.
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Its a Browning x bolt made by the Japanese Miroku arms. Scope is a nightforce br 8-32 ( wanted a long range varmit plinker.) he quality is impressive and the buttstock is amazing soft. I plan on Buying one in 308 (that ones a 223 .
Link Posted: 8/20/2017 11:44:42 PM EDT
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I figured as much as the Japanese could not own guns unless they were kept in a prefecture armory. Same with family swords for a long while after the war. I heard that they can possess the swords in their homes now, no idea about personal guns though.

I'd buy one of those revolvers if one came my way. What caliber are they in?
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All 38, I think that's the only caliber they creates them in.

The double action is a bit heavy/creepy but single is literally old school Smith smooth and light.
Link Posted: 8/20/2017 11:47:20 PM EDT
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I assume the grenade is inert? Or they actually let you get a stamp for the DD?

Those are some beautiful shotguns up above.
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Yes, the grenade has the explosive removed and the fuse has been popped.  Back in WW2 a serviceman could bring back deactivated hand grenades. The Japanese ones seem to be the most prevalent, by far.  Imagine that same scenario today.  "Triggering" would be on a scale so epic it would make Hiroshima look like a pack of fireworks.
Link Posted: 8/20/2017 11:59:21 PM EDT
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I collect WW2 weapons and militaria, including some Japanese.  Here are some of mine.

Type 99 Arisaka short rifle
https://c2.staticflickr.com/2/1262/1198677750_4755990f12_b.jpg

Type 38 Arisaka carbine
https://c2.staticflickr.com/4/3047/2738354103_7c92767574_b.jpg

Type 14 Nambu pistol
https://c1.staticflickr.com/5/4070/4649546579_c07a38202c_b.jpg

Type 94 Nambu pistol
https://c1.staticflickr.com/5/4413/36565629341_e730c90724_b.jpg

Browning Model 1910, Japanese marked.  Made early 1940
https://c2.staticflickr.com/8/7267/6861285154_6b4441a2cd_c.jpg

Type 35 NCO Gunto sword
https://c1.staticflickr.com/1/170/439381883_b46073a7a4_b.jpg

Type 97 hand grenade (rescued by a police EOD friend from a pile of stuff about to be blown up and burned)
https://c1.staticflickr.com/1/80/242872893_f1f8d1842b_b.jpg

Have some bayonets too but don't have pics handy.
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Great collection. An arisaka is on my short list definitely.
Link Posted: 8/21/2017 12:03:20 AM EDT
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Its a Browning x bolt made by the Japanese Miroku arms. Scope is a nightforcee br 8-32 ( wanted a long range varmit plinker.) he quality is impressive and the buttstock is amazing soft. I plan on. Buying one in 308 (that ones a 223 .
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Browning makes nice guns.
Link Posted: 8/21/2017 12:34:12 AM EDT
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I bought a really pretty Concentric Circle Type 38 6.5mm for $100

shot a good score on a regulation target at 600 yards

then gave it to a friend

Link Posted: 8/21/2017 7:43:42 AM EDT
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I'll have the one on the right.  Thanks
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SKB 700, 20 gauge. No, you can't have it.
Link Posted: 8/21/2017 7:48:19 AM EDT
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I wouldn't mind owning anything made by Miroku, just based on my experience owning Brownings and reading about the history of the factory.
Link Posted: 8/21/2017 8:05:17 AM EDT
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Nailed it. I thought they  have colt/Smith design mix looking.  Anyway the craftsmanship is great on them and the action is buttery smooth. They were also pretty cheap 250-350. All bought on gunbroker .

Yes and I'm very impressed with my miroku x bolt. Seems to be a tac driver as well as the fit and finish being superb.
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The wheel guns are Miroku Liberty Chief revolvers. 

Post war police revolver for the Japanese Prefecture Police. 
Nailed it. I thought they  have colt/Smith design mix looking.  Anyway the craftsmanship is great on them and the action is buttery smooth. They were also pretty cheap 250-350. All bought on gunbroker .

Yes and I'm very impressed with my miroku x bolt. Seems to be a tac driver as well as the fit and finish being superb.
They are a mix between Colt and S&W. After WWII, the US trained the Japanese Police Forces and brought over the idea of revolvers for police work. When the Occupation ended, Miroku cranked them out. The Police Forces went back to their pre war ideas and used Semi-Autos. 

The guns were then imported to the US and sold. 

I want to hunt one down. They're damn good wheel guns. 
Link Posted: 8/21/2017 8:07:19 AM EDT
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I figured as much as the Japanese could not own guns unless they were kept in a prefecture armory. Same with family swords for a long while after the war. I heard that they can possess the swords in their homes now, no idea about personal guns though.

I'd buy one of those revolvers if one came my way. What caliber are they in?
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The wheel guns are Miroku Liberty Chief revolvers. 

Post war police revolver for the Japanese Prefecture Police. 
Nailed it. I thought they  have colt/Smith design mix looking.  Anyway the craftsmanship is great on them and the action is buttery smooth. They were also pretty cheap 250-350. All bought on gunbroker .

Yes and I'm very impressed with my miroku x bolt. Seems to be a tac driver as well as the fit and finish being superb.
I figured as much as the Japanese could not own guns unless they were kept in a prefecture armory. Same with family swords for a long while after the war. I heard that they can possess the swords in their homes now, no idea about personal guns though.

I'd buy one of those revolvers if one came my way. What caliber are they in?
Handguns are a no go. Shotguns can be owned and rifles are much harder to get. Ownership is generally consigned to the Baby Boomer generation since the only legit reason for owning is hunting and today's youth doesn't hunt in Japan  
Link Posted: 8/21/2017 9:00:21 AM EDT
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Its a Browning x bolt made by the Japanese Miroku arms. Scope is a nightforce br 8-32 ( wanted a long range varmit plinker.) he quality is impressive and the buttstock is amazing soft. I plan on Buying one in 308 (that ones a 223 .
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What stock is that?  Looks carbon-fiber-esque?  Factory threaded or aftermarket?  How's the trigger?
Link Posted: 8/21/2017 9:32:21 AM EDT
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What stock is that?  Looks carbon-fiber-esque?  Factory threaded or aftermarket?  How's the trigger?
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It's a tactical model or some such. Theyre the only models with 20" barrels and factory threaded." 20" is all I need anyway especially with 223 and a threaded barrel was a must.

I also put a can on there and it's loads of fun, so much quieter than a canned ar15. I'm pretty much sold on the browning/miroku bolt gun market. I had to order one because my lgs didn't have it in stock but I would recommend them to anyone. Trigger has absolutely no creep and is probably only 4 lbs but I didn't test it. Very nice trigger out of the box.
Link Posted: 8/21/2017 9:40:36 AM EDT
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@BlackOpScottie tell us more about the rifle please....

ETA: Bushnell Elite are some of the best optics for the money I've ever seen - made in Japan.
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I will look into those Bushnell. I know Zeiss terra are Japanese made for a nice price tag. Have one on my 300blk upper. But yeah I'll check out those Bushnell thanks.
Link Posted: 8/21/2017 9:58:34 AM EDT
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Japanese Type 99 light machine gun


Don't have a pic of my personal one handy, but I've got a papered Jap T99 LMG.  It was made in February 1943 by the Hitachi Arsenal (Yup, the same Hitachi we know today) under Kokura supervision.  Here's another Type 99 LMG being fired.

I've also got a drop-in aftermarket 7.62x39 kit.  It uses modified AK mags.  The barrel is a modified Czech ZB-26 with a new chamber welded on.
Link Posted: 8/21/2017 10:10:48 AM EDT
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Funny, Japan and other countries severely restrict or ban private firearm ownership, but hey, make them and sell to America.   The hypocrisy is deep.
Link Posted: 8/21/2017 10:28:10 AM EDT
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A.W.D.
Link Posted: 8/21/2017 10:31:52 AM EDT
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Arms and Optics were fired
Link Posted: 8/21/2017 10:34:22 AM EDT
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Always liked my Japanese Ithacas made by skb and browning mirokus.
Link Posted: 8/21/2017 10:36:44 AM EDT
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Lol

Didn't even realize it was one word corrected in title
Link Posted: 8/21/2017 11:00:23 AM EDT
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It's a tactical model or some such. Theyre the only models with 20" barrels and factory threaded." 20" is all I need anyway especially with 223 and a threaded barrel was a must.
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Thanks, looks like this one:
http://www.browning.com/products/firearms/rifles/x-bolt/discontinued/x-bolt-suppressor-ready-carbon-fiber.html




Sadly discontinued, along with its .308 brother.
Link Posted: 8/21/2017 11:05:33 AM EDT
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I have a number of Jap made Tasco scopes. All well made and holding up strong after 20+ years
Link Posted: 8/21/2017 11:12:45 AM EDT
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Weird, I literally got that gun a month ago or s on buds website.. Too bad they aren't going to make them anymore their other models seem to have excessively long  barrels.i guess their biggest market are old fuds, shame.

I found grab a gun still has some in stock. May have to bust out the card.
Link Posted: 8/21/2017 11:46:09 AM EDT
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Browning does a lot of "Off Catalog / SHOT Show Special" guns.



My Browning BPS High Capacity is one such gun. Made by Miroku in 2006-2007. (Right above the KSG)

It was a limited run and discontinued fairly quickly. 
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Weird, I literally got that gun a month ago or s on buds website.. Too bad they aren't going to make them anymore their other models seem to have excessively long  barrels.i guess their biggest market are old fuds, shame.

I found grab a gun still has some in stock. May have to bust out the card.
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If I read it right, the "suppressor ready" .308 is 1:10, while the "Hog hunter" is 1:12 but otherwise they looked identical....
Link Posted: 8/21/2017 10:52:17 PM EDT
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Browning makes nice guns.
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FN sells nice guns that they contract out and slap the Browning name on. FIFY
Link Posted: 8/21/2017 11:09:02 PM EDT
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FN sells nice guns that they contract out and slap the Browning name on. FIFY
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I tried calling FN to get some parts for my Citori. They had no idea what I was on about.
Link Posted: 8/21/2017 11:11:13 PM EDT
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I collect WW2 weapons and militaria, including some Japanese.  Here are some of mine.

Type 99 Arisaka short rifle
https://c2.staticflickr.com/2/1262/1198677750_4755990f12_b.jpg

Type 38 Arisaka carbine
https://c2.staticflickr.com/4/3047/2738354103_7c92767574_b.jpg

Type 14 Nambu pistol
https://c1.staticflickr.com/5/4070/4649546579_c07a38202c_b.jpg

Type 94 Nambu pistol
https://c1.staticflickr.com/5/4413/36565629341_e730c90724_b.jpg

Browning Model 1910, Japanese marked.  Made early 1940
https://c2.staticflickr.com/8/7267/6861285154_6b4441a2cd_c.jpg

Type 35 NCO Gunto sword
https://c1.staticflickr.com/1/170/439381883_b46073a7a4_b.jpg

Type 97 hand grenade (rescued by a police EOD friend from a pile of stuff about to be blown up and burned)
https://c1.staticflickr.com/1/80/242872893_f1f8d1842b_b.jpg

Have some bayonets too but don't have pics handy.
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Nice
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