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  Topic: The Type 38 Arisaka Book-Revised Edition Available-In Color!
Francis C. Allan

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PostForum: Reference Books   Posted: Wed Aug 25, 2021 2:24 pm   Subject: The Type 38 Arisaka Book-Revised Edition Available-In Color!
The Revised Type 38 book is now available. It is $110 PPD with in the U.S. Foreign orders require additional postage.

I initially printed 150 copies and as of today 126 are already gone. I was a ...
  Topic: Mauser Modle 1934 used by the Japanese photo needed
Francis C. Allan

Replies: 5
Views: 5420

PostForum: Japanese Weapons and Militaria   Posted: Sat May 04, 2019 11:10 am   Subject: Mauser 1910 and Mauser 1934 rig pictures
Thanks to several collectors who hang out here I now have excellent pictures of Japanese-used pistols and their holsters. I really appreciate everyone's help.

Frank
  Topic: Japanese .25 ACP cartridge photos needed
Francis C. Allan

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Views: 3416

PostForum: Japanese Weapons and Militaria   Posted: Wed May 01, 2019 7:36 am   Subject: Japanese .25 ACP cartridge photos needed
I am working on a series of articles for the Japanese militaria collecting group's publication "Banzai". I have an article on .25 ACP Japanese ammo drafted and I have pictures of a beautiful ...
  Topic: Mauser Modle 1934 used by the Japanese photo needed
Francis C. Allan

Replies: 5
Views: 5420

PostForum: Japanese Weapons and Militaria   Posted: Tue Apr 30, 2019 8:59 am   Subject: 6.35mm Mauser
I am having trouble with finding a correct 6.35mm Japanese made loose cartridge to complete the article. It will hopefully appear in Banzai in the coming months.

Frank
  Topic: Mauser Modle 1934 used by the Japanese photo needed
Francis C. Allan

Replies: 5
Views: 5420

PostForum: Japanese Weapons and Militaria   Posted: Wed Apr 24, 2019 4:24 pm   Subject: Mauser pistols
Dear Trey:

Thank you. You are very lucky to have that .25.

Don Schlickman sent me photos of his 6.35mm Mauser Model 1910 and its Japanese holster for inclusion in another article in this serie ...
  Topic: Mauser Modle 1934 used by the Japanese photo needed
Francis C. Allan

Replies: 5
Views: 5420

PostForum: Japanese Weapons and Militaria   Posted: Wed Apr 24, 2019 7:53 am   Subject: Mauser Modle 1934 used by the Japanese photo needed
I am working on a Banzai article on the Japanese production of 7.65x17mm / .32 Auto ammo and need a photo of the Japanese-used Mauser Model 1934 pistol in this caliber. The ammo boxes are marked &quo ...
  Topic: Recent Type 90 Helmet Find
Francis C. Allan

Replies: 3
Views: 6009

PostForum: Japanese Weapons and Militaria   Posted: Wed Oct 25, 2017 8:47 am   Subject: Helmet
That is a very nice and unusually complete helmet example. Congrats.

Frank
  Topic: Toko Magnascope-4 - Looking for Info!
Francis C. Allan

Replies: 4
Views: 7089

PostForum: Japanese Weapons and Militaria   Posted: Sat Mar 25, 2017 10:09 am   Subject: Tokyo Opticals Scope
The logo is clearly that of “Tokyo Optical” - Tokyo Optical Machinery Co., Ltd. (Tokyo Kogaku Kikai KK, 東京光学機械株式会社) – This manufac ...
  Topic: Toko Magnascope-4 - Looking for Info!
Francis C. Allan

Replies: 4
Views: 7089

PostForum: Japanese Weapons and Militaria   Posted: Sat Mar 25, 2017 9:42 am   Subject: Scope
Does the scope have a logo on it anywhere?

Frank
  Topic: Japanese Meiji Period Shotgun
Francis C. Allan

Replies: 8
Views: 10308

PostForum: Japanese Weapons and Militaria   Posted: Sun Feb 19, 2017 10:45 am   Subject: Shotgun Markings
Can you post a photo of the Japanese markings?

Frank
  Topic: Minty No Series Tokyo Artillery Arsenal Type 38
Francis C. Allan

Replies: 2
Views: 5812

PostForum: Japanese Weapons and Militaria   Posted: Mon Jan 30, 2017 10:16 am   Subject: Mid range Tokyo Type 38
Very nice find. A good Tokyo Artillery Arsenal with matching numbers is very hard to find. The fact that it has been ground is no big deal. Congrats.

Frank
  Topic: Early Type 38, battle damaged, school rifle
Francis C. Allan

Replies: 4
Views: 7259

PostForum: Japanese Weapons and Militaria   Posted: Mon Jan 23, 2017 2:06 pm   Subject: School rifle use
Matching on school rifles is iffy at best. If the damage was indeed done during WWII, it just as easily could have been done during an air raid than actual battle if the rifle was returned to service ...
  Topic: Type 99 With 'Aleutian' or 'Winter' Rear Sight
Francis C. Allan

Replies: 10
Views: 11163

PostForum: Japanese Weapons and Militaria   Posted: Mon Nov 28, 2016 2:20 pm   Subject: Rear sight lifter
Watch out for fakes as "reproductions" have been made.

Here is a picture someone sent me of an original.

Frank
https://s13.postimg.org/ijgj9afn7/T99_lifter_rear_right_21st_S_ORIGIN ...
  Topic: Memorial Banzai Issue
Francis C. Allan

Replies: 1
Views: 4986

PostForum: Japanese Weapons and Militaria   Posted: Wed Nov 16, 2016 10:13 am   Subject: Memorial Banzai Issue
Dear Trey:

You did a great job with the memorial issue of Banzai. Several subscribers have mentioned this to me. I just wanted to put our thanks in writing. Please keep up the good work.

...
  Topic: In memory, Doss White and Ruth White
Francis C. Allan

Replies: 2
Views: 5674

PostForum: Japanese Weapons and Militaria   Posted: Sat Oct 15, 2016 9:04 am   Subject: Doss & Ruth
I don't think that it is possible to overstate what they have done for our hobby. RIP indeed

Frank
 
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