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Old 01-11-2018, 08:58 PM
Mayday671 Mayday671 is offline
 
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I have what I believe is a type 38 with only one marking. Can anyone help me identify it.

https://imgur.com/a/jFQsZ

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Old 01-11-2018, 09:03 PM
John Beard John Beard is offline
 
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The marking looks like a bunch of photobucket advertisements. Try another photo hosting site, such as imgur.

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Old 01-11-2018, 09:12 PM
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Damn ill try that
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Old 01-12-2018, 12:49 PM
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Japanese training rifles are often unmarked with the exception of a breech or barrel marking that identifies the manufacturer. Your mark indicates that it is a "Nippon Special Steel" training rifle. If it has a smooth bore, the rifle was made to only fire blanks. If it has a rifled bore, it was most likely made near the end of the war as a service rifle. In either case, the rifle was made with steel of questionable quality and should NOT be shot under any circumstances. Treat it as another piece of history.
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Old 01-12-2018, 01:36 PM
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Japanese training rifles are often unmarked with the exception of a breech or barrel marking that identifies the manufacturer. Your mark indicates that it is a "Nippon Special Steel" training rifle. If it has a smooth bore, the rifle was made to only fire blanks. If it has a rifled bore, it was most likely made near the end of the war as a service rifle. In either case, the rifle was made with steel of questionable quality and should NOT be shot under any circumstances. Treat it as another piece of history.
Very Interesting. This one is rifled but it somewhat rough.

https://imgur.com/a/gnPg8
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Old 01-14-2018, 01:32 PM
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Your image came through fine on the first as well as second ones.

Definitely an ugly looking beast.

For sure wall hanger
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Old 01-14-2018, 06:29 PM
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Your image came through fine on the first as well as second ones.

Definitely an ugly looking beast.

For sure wall hanger
Yes it is
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Old 01-20-2018, 01:22 PM
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the smooth barrelled ones were also able to shoot special gallery ammo, basically a round ball with a small amount of powder, used for training at less then 50 yards.

In any case, don't shoot real ammo in them.
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