DRAGONS OF FIRE
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I AM AN AVID STUDENT OF JAPANESE ORDNANCE
AND HAVE BEEN RESEARCHING AND COLLECTING
DATA FOR OVER 30 YEARS. SOME MAY REMEMBER
THE COMPANY IVY ARMAMENT, WHICH I FOUNDED IN
1958 AND USED AS A BASE FOR MY COLLECTING
JAPANESE MEMORABILIA. MY SPECIALTY WAS THEIR
AUTOMATIC WEAPONS. [READ MORE]
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Born February 21, 1869, Saga City, Saga Prefecture ( Southern Japan];
started his military career at the age of 20, when he entered military
academy. He was commissioned Lieutenant of Artillery 3 years later. In
1897 he was assigned to Tokyo Artillery Arsenal. Little was it realized
that this man at the age of 28 was embarking upon a career in firearms
design that would bring fame to him and respect by his country and
JAPANESE TRAINING MACHINE GUNS by william m.p. EASTERLY
GREETINGS: The DRAGONS OF FIRE manuscript is progressing,
however recently and with a somewhat steady increase I have
been receiving mail inquiring about the “toys” the Japanese
employed, referring to their training machine guns which the
military used in training and educational institutions taught their
students under a Government decreed program.
Type 1 12.7mm 'Ho-103' machine gun.
(date: waight 23kg,could fire 780m/s,fire speed 900,carrying ammunition 250/270)
Installed: from Type 1 fighter model 1"Otu",Type 2fighter model 2"Kou", from Type 3fighter "Kou",
from Type 5 fighter model 1,Ki-102"Otu"Ki-108,Type 4 Hevy bomber,Type 99 tactical Recon [READ MORE]
Type 2 13.2mm flexible machine gun
Production navy Suzuka factory charge
Installed: Seiran (latter), Zuiun
JAPANESE TRAINING MACHINE GUNS
WILLIAM M.P. EASTERLY
I AM OFFERING 30 ROUND CARTRIDGE MAGAZINES
MODIFIED TO FIT THE VARIOUS MANUFACTURED
JAPANESE TRAINING MACHINE GUNS. Magazines are
unserviceable, and intended for display purposes only.
BECAUSE of the various private manufacturers of training
machine guns developed from their own variety of
specifications and sold to both military and educational
institutions, it is necessary to provide me with the
magazine housing for a proper fit. The cartridge
spring/follower assembly is retained and locked in place.
Photos of variations can be reviewed in my
Training Machine Gun booklet for a 'similar gun match'.
The booklet JAPANESE TRAINING MACHINE GUNS is
available from me at $31.00 prepaid,
[Paypal, check, money order].