Announcing Banzai© Special Project #8R (Revised Edition):
A Study Of The Japanese Rifles And Carbines
Based Upon The Type 38 Arisaka Action, Their Variations and History
By Francis C. Allan and Harold W. "Ogesan" Macy
|This in depth study has been under way for more than twenty years. The research was initiated by Harold Macy through the auspices of Banzai. The book is dedicated to Mr. Macy, who passed away in 1995 before the fruits of his research were gathered, expanded and published in this publication. The book is profusely illustrated with photographs and drawings. Photographs cover every series and nearly every known variation. The research began with the formulation of a basic Type 38 rifle and carbine data sheet questionnaire, which evolved into the basic research tool for this study. Many later revisions were made to the data sheets as additional information surfaced containing previously unknown variations in markings and parts. Collectors and researchers from nearly every state and many foreign nations contributed completed data sheets and much historical information that has been included in the study. Many surprising and previously unknown facts have come to light, helping to clarify the history of the Type 38 family of weapons. While primary coverage is given to the Type 38 Infantry Rifle and the Types 38 and 44 Cavalry Carbines, separate chapters are also devoted to the Type 97 Sniper Rifles, Type 38 Cavalry (Short) Rifles, Chinese Six/Five Infantry Rifles, Folding Stock Carbines (Test Type 1 Rifles), etc. Additionally, the book provides a history of extensive foreign use of Type 38-based weapons including the Siamese Type 66, Thai Type 83 Long Rifles and Type 83 Short Rifles, Thai Type 83/88 Short Rifles, Thai Type 91 Carbines, Mexican Model 1913 Rifles & Carbines and numerous Chinese rifles and carbines based upon the Type 38 action. Extensive and surprising foreign use of Japanese-manufactured Type 38 rifles and carbines is also addressed in the Epilogue chapter. Cost: $110 post paid in the U.S. (non-U.S. orders add additional postage)||B
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The Type 38 Arisaka
"The Type 38 Arisaka" is a must have for the Collector of Japanese rifles...what Military Rifles of Japan did for Japanese Rifle Collecting in general, this work will do for the 6.5 Japanese Rifle family based on the Type 38 (1905) action. It contains new information on history, development, markings, production figures and features, special use weapons, ammunition and more. Included are the actual data tables which allow you to know, what features are correct on what rifles from the factory. A must have for any Military Rifle collector! You'll be able to identify breech and receiver markings, as well as inspection marks used by the different arsenals. Buy the book and save money by recognizing a 'lemon' at a show!
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