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  Topic: Something I normally would Never do
Smokey

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PostForum: Japanese Weapons and Militaria   Posted: Sun Feb 07, 2016 7:00 am   Subject: Something I normally would Never do
So far it's still in the "issued" assorted parts condition; except for the one inch shorter barrel. I may try to trim it back to "short rifle" length but in all honesty, it works p ...
  Topic: Something I normally would Never do
Smokey

Replies: 3
Views: 5118

PostForum: Japanese Weapons and Militaria   Posted: Sun May 01, 2011 5:23 pm   Subject: Something I normally would Never do
I have a Type 38 with a solid reciever, bolt and most of the barrel.
The last inch of the barrel has been cut off. The rest of rifle is an assortment of cast-off parts, some that were badly corroded. ...
  Topic: Reloading 6.5
Smokey

Replies: 5
Views: 3848

PostForum: Japanese Weapons and Militaria   Posted: Sun Nov 21, 2010 5:05 pm   Subject: Reloading 6.5
In all honesty, if you don't have any extraction problems, just leave the chamber as is. I would use a bronze chamber brush and solvent to make sure it's clean, but that's all.
Cases normally bulge a ...
  Topic: Newly aquired Type 38
Smokey

Replies: 3
Views: 2874

PostForum: Japanese Weapons and Militaria   Posted: Sun Nov 21, 2010 4:55 pm   Subject: Newly aquired Type 38
Wait till you start shooting it! They can be real tack drivers. Additionally, the Type 38 is probably the strongest and safest bolt action rifle ever made.
  Topic: headspace issues
Smokey

Replies: 10
Views: 5593

PostForum: Japanese Weapons and Militaria   Posted: Mon Apr 12, 2010 5:31 pm   Subject: headspace issues
I almost always back FL sizing dies out for surplus rifles. Normally the headspace is a little generous in the rifle, and the die brings the case right down to minimum. Set the die so the shoulder is ...
  Topic: Type 38 bore diameter
Smokey

Replies: 7
Views: 4949

PostForum: Japanese Weapons and Militaria   Posted: Sun Dec 06, 2009 4:18 am   Subject: Type 38 bore diameter
I use 160gr 0.268 bullets in a 6-groove Type-38 with good results. I use IMR-4831 and get good, usable accuracy and adequate power for hunting.
  Topic: Have a Japanese "Beehive" cast iron serrated mine?
Smokey

Replies: 2
Views: 2457

PostForum: Japanese Weapons and Militaria   Posted: Fri Nov 27, 2009 10:46 am   Subject: Have a Japanese "Beehive" cast iron serrated mine?
What were these mines used for?
Anti-personnel, vehicles or anything that set it off?
  Topic: Type 38 steels
Smokey

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Views: 6442

PostForum: Japanese Weapons and Militaria   Posted: Fri Sep 18, 2009 5:52 pm   Subject: Type 38 steels
To those doubters, please refer to the "Blevins Banzi Blowup Tests".
They certainly impressed me!
  Topic: Type 38 steels
Smokey

Replies: 13
Views: 6442

PostForum: Japanese Weapons and Militaria   Posted: Sun Sep 06, 2009 4:15 am   Subject: Type 38 steels
I believe they used carbon steel. The strength came from the selective heat treatment, which had been refined almost to an art. The load-bearing areas had a hard surface, backed up by an extremely tou ...
  Topic: Model of 1905, type 38 short rifle
Smokey

Replies: 2
Views: 2377

PostForum: Japanese Weapons and Militaria   Posted: Sat Aug 15, 2009 3:20 am   Subject: Wood Repair
If you have all the pieces, a good quality wood glue can fasten it all back together with a stronger bond than the original wood. I've repaired a few cracked, broken and cut stocks that way.
  Topic: More reloading stuff
Smokey

Replies: 1
Views: 2135

PostForum: Japanese Weapons and Militaria   Posted: Mon Jul 06, 2009 6:49 pm   Subject: Reloading
Boy, there are entire books,forums etc. dedicated to answering your questions.
First off, if you don't use the load for hunting, suggest you back off a bit.
Second, do you full-length resize all the ...
  Topic: Problem reloading 7.7
Smokey

Replies: 11
Views: 6670

PostForum: Japanese Weapons and Militaria   Posted: Tue May 26, 2009 7:19 pm   Subject: Problem reloading 7.7
Get some castor oil at any drug store. It's the best sizing lubricant I have ever used, and you probably won't have sticking cases if you use it.

Alternately, I use a .30-06 Lee collet die for 7.7 ...
  Topic: How do you fine tune the peep sight?
Smokey

Replies: 5
Views: 3367

PostForum: Japanese Weapons and Militaria   Posted: Mon Apr 27, 2009 4:21 pm   Subject: How do you fine tune the peep sight?
Try cutting a nail about 1/8 in higher that the front sight,filing the side of it flat, then attaching it to the rear of the front sight blade with crazy glue. It actually works pretty well. You take ...
  Topic: How do you fine tune the peep sight?
Smokey

Replies: 5
Views: 3367

PostForum: Japanese Weapons and Militaria   Posted: Fri Apr 17, 2009 4:59 pm   Subject: How do you fine tune the peep sight?
If you don't mind somewhat of a "kluge" that's completely reversable. I've use "Krazy Glue" to fasten small sections of metal (filed from nails etc.) onto the front sight to lower ...
  Topic: My new 68 year old Arisaka type 99
Smokey

Replies: 4
Views: 3336

PostForum: Japanese Weapons and Militaria   Posted: Fri Apr 03, 2009 4:57 pm   Subject: My new 68 year old Arisaka type 99
Looks like a 4th series Nagoya I have. Mine is a tack driver with handloads. Listen to these guys and don't re-blue it. Get some 0000 steel wool and use that to get any rust off on the outside. Take g ...
 
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