Dating pre 64 winchesters
It used the basic action of Type 38, and was the first military rifle to have a chrome lined barrel. The Japanese bolt actions were still shooting when all the other actions, including the Mauser, had blown up.
The Imperial Japanese army had used their 6.5 mm Type 38 rifles in China.
PROVENANCE NOTE- This is item number 318 from the Howard P. This item has the Hart Collection inventory tag attached, and comes with a certificate of provenance and a copy of Howards fascinating autobiography, signed by Jean Hart. Howard Hart, and this outstanding collection adds to its desirability for your collection and for future owners and helps preserve the legacy of Mr.
Hart.) Read more about the biography of this remarkable American patriot on the Hart Collection Biography page- (View Picture) SMOF6849 - HANDSOME TYPE 99 JAPANESE WORLD WAR II RIFLE MADE AT THE NAGOYA ARSENAL FIFTH SERIES.
Tiny CAI import markings on the right side of receiver.
This is a handsome example of the main battle rifle of the British Empire in WW1.
The sling shows signs of repairs and, as is common for Japanese rifles of the era, appears to be fragile but remains intact and ready for display.
SMOF6882 - HPH 318 - FRENCH MAS MLE 1949-56 7.5MM SEMI-AUTO RIFLE WITH GRENADE LAUNCHER AND SCARCE NIGHT SIGHTS - FROM THE HART COLLECTION Serial number G13955.
About mint unissued with perfect bore, 99.5% dark parkerize finish, unblemished wood stocks.
This comes with the scarce original issue night sight sleeve which slips over the grenade launcher and clamps in place.
A nice addition to a 20th century military arms collection, or someone with a secret fetish for frilly frog firearms.