book on Japanese rifles

Discussion in 'The Powder Keg' started by andy*, Aug 11, 2009.

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    andy* G&G Newbie

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    Anyone who is into Japanese rifles needs this book: MILITARY RIFLES OF JAPAN by Fred Honeycutt,JR and F. Patt Anthony. This book covers Murata pattern rifles thru Type 99 rifles. Sniper, training, Paratrooper and experimental models included. Also gone over are Japanese characters, markings and accessories for the rifles. Might be out of print but well worth the search. Andy


     
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    Krag 30-40 G&G Newbie

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    Metronome G&G Newbie

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    I do want an Arisaka at some point, but I would be very excited to see if there was any references for 'Kanegashima' (sp), or the Japanese Matchlocks. There is just something very elegant about them, too bad replicas are few and far between, they seem to be simple weapons, but attractive nontheless.
     
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    Krag 30-40 G&G Newbie

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    Tanegashima-Here's a sight Japanease Weapons There is a book on Japanese matchlocks,the drawback is it's $175.They are very elegant looking weapons,especially when compared to European ones.
     
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