Reference Material on Japanese Rifles

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Reference Material on Japanese Rifles

Postby riceone » Mon Jan 07, 2008 11:33 pm

Japanese Collectors are fortunate to have so much materal avaliable to them. Few years back it was not so, but now if you want to know you can. Here are a few of the books I have.

The Type 38 Arisaka, by Francis C. Allan and Harold W. Macy

Rifle, U.S. Type 99 Japanese Cal. 30, by Doss H. White

Japanese Military Rifles 1543 - 2000 +, By Doss and Ruth White

The Early Arisakas, by Francis C. Allan and Dr. Stanley Zielinski

Japanese Rifle of World Way 11, by Duncan O. McCollum

Articles From Banzai On The Japanese Sniper Rifle - Sniper Rifle Serial Number and Telescopic Sight Manufacturer Tables, compiled by Victor and Linda Soto

The Japanese Type 99 Arisaka Rifle, by Doss White and Don Voigt.

Military Rifles of Japan, by Fred L. Honeycutt, jr. and F. Pratt Anthony.

Most of these are priced under $50. The Early Arisakas is a bit more at about $70 but its nearly 500 pages.

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Postby 1886lebel » Tue Jan 08, 2008 12:05 pm

Other good books are if you can find them as they are out of print ....

The Hand Cannons of Imperial Japan, by Harry L. Derby III but a new Revised and Expanded edition called JAPANESE MILITARY CARTRIDGE HANDGUNS 1893-1945, A REVISED AND EXPANDED EDITION OF HAND CANNONS OF IMPERIAL JAPAN, by Harry L. Derby III & James D. Brown can be found.

BANZAI Special Project No.1, The Siamese Mauser, A Study of Siamese/Thai Type 46 Rifles & Type 47 Carbines, by Francis C. Allen & Roger L. Wakelam
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Military Rifles of Japan

Postby PeterN2 » Tue Jan 08, 2008 5:45 pm

Military Rifles of Japan is the only book I have specifically for Japanese rifles I have other books that touch on Japanese firearms such as the Smith & Smith Small Arms of The World (vols 10, 11 & 12). I have never bought the Honeycutt Pistol book because I am never going to be able own a Japanese pistol of any type in this country :(


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I think we should pin this one

Postby Niner » Tue Jan 08, 2008 8:29 pm

I have one Arisaka and have very little knowledge about it.
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Post a pic

Postby PeterN2 » Wed Jan 09, 2008 6:04 pm

Show us a pic or two so we can see what you have.



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