Japanese Type 97 Sniper rifle

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Japanese Type 97 Sniper rifle

Postby Miller Tyme » Thu Mar 29, 2018 7:04 pm

Kind of stumbled into this one but I am glad I did, all numbers matching and original except for the butt plate and the reproduction Monopod.
Now to find a nice Kokura 2.5x scope for it

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Re: Japanese Type 97 Sniper rifle

Postby Miller Tyme » Wed Apr 18, 2018 5:56 pm

Timing is everything they say , and good timing and a little bit of luck has paid off for me. I found my Kokura scope this past weekend ( only 119 off my S/N ), complete with carrying case, lens brush, lens rag, and original Japanese instruction sheet. Now to get a new rubber eye cup and I am in business.
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Re: Japanese Type 97 Sniper rifle

Postby DuncaninFrance » Thu Apr 19, 2018 2:39 am

I always think that Japanese weapons should have 'Made In Hong Kong' stamped on them somewhere :lol:

Not my cup of tea but there again, it's good for those who do like them as I am not competing for any :mrgreen:
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Re: Japanese Type 97 Sniper rifle

Postby Niner » Thu Apr 19, 2018 10:32 am

Some were made in China. I got a Type 38 that was. At Mukden.
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Re: Japanese Type 97 Sniper rifle

Postby joseyclosey » Thu Apr 19, 2018 3:51 pm

Nice wee extras MT, I've never owned a Jap but would dearly love to.
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Re: Japanese Type 97 Sniper rifle

Postby PeterN2 » Thu Apr 19, 2018 4:09 pm

One of those turned up on our range a few years ago. That is the only time I have seen one close up. The Japanese sniper rifles seem quite rare in the UK.
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Re: Japanese Type 97 Sniper rifle

Postby Miller Tyme » Thu Apr 19, 2018 7:37 pm

Thanks gentlemen, never really had a desire to own a 2nd Japanese sniper rifle, but collecting these snipers has added a new level of enjoyment to my collecting. :lol:
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