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Posted: 9/6/2010 9:56:42 AM EDT
I think I'm turning Japanese . My new Type 38 and Nambu I really think so . Can anyone tell me why and the meaning of the Drill cartouche on the Type 38 ? your help is always appreciated .


Link Posted: 9/6/2010 1:01:53 PM EDT

Oh damn! Now I'm gonna have that song in my head the rest of the day.

I still do not have any of the Japanese weapons in my collection yet.
Link Posted: 9/7/2010 6:10:40 PM EDT
The cartouche on the stock consists of 3 kanji symbols that literally translate to "training use". The symbol on the receiver is the Japanese Imperial Seal. The 3 kanji symbols below mean "Type 38".
Link Posted: 9/8/2010 9:43:39 AM EDT
thanks for the kind replies . I did have a concern about shooting this rifle from hearing all the stories about training rifles having smooth bores and not being able to hold pressure from shooting live rounds . Took it out to the range and it shoots like most of the other military bolt rifles I have shot . This rifle has a minimal recoil and likes a six o'clock hold . It does have rifling in the barrel but does not have chrome barrel , maybe why its cartouched on the stock ?
Link Posted: 9/9/2010 7:21:58 AM EDT
それは非常に素晴らしい銃です
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