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Date of Manufacture?

 
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ZombieSlug



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PostPosted: Tue Sep 14, 2021 9:34 pm    Post subject: Date of Manufacture? Reply with quote

I have an early Koishikawa Type 38 - S/N 1908XX. I'm trying to find an estimate of when it was manufactured, but cannot seem to find anything reliable online. I cannot find a copy of Allen's book which I understand may provide a clue.

In any case, this seems like a relatively low S/N, so I am only guessing it was sometime shortly after 1905 when the Type 38 was adopted. Maybe 1910-ish? Any guidance or estimates?

Thanks for any help.
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gwsiii



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PostPosted: Mon Sep 20, 2021 7:13 am    Post subject: type 38 datasheet Reply with quote

Welcome to the forum, dates of manufacture are pretty much guess work.
You're probably pretty close with your guess.

Francis has revised the original Type 38 book, and has a post about it here:

Please fill out a Type 38 Datasheet with full serial # and send to him, be sure to ask about manufacture date.
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