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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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KIJIRO NAMBU
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 other nations.
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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.
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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
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Type 2 13.2mm flexible machine gun
Production navy Suzuka factory charge
Installed: Seiran (latter), Zuiun
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ARTICLES

JAPANESE USE OF FOREIGNER AUTOMATIC WEAPONS


JAPANESE TYPE 96/99 LIGHT MACHINE GUN BOLT LOCKING MECHANISIM (PLEASE NOTE: THIS ARTICLE CONTAINS NUMEROUS PHOTOS AND GRAPHICS. PAGE LOADING MAY TAKE A FEW MINUTES DEPENDING UPON YOUR CONNECTION.)


CHINESE + INFLUENCE


ITALIAN-JAPANESE MP 38/43 MACHINE PISTOL


JAPANESE-CZECH LIGHT MACHINE GUNS


JAPANESE TYPE 99 LIGHT MACHINE GUN IMPROVEMENTS AND MODIFICATIONS

MODEL / TYPE


TYPE 100 PARATROOP MACHINE PISTOLS

TYPE 96 JAPANESE LIGHT MACHINE GUN CHANGES AND MODIFICATIONS
FOR SALE
CARTRIDGE MAGAZINES
FOR
JAPANESE TRAINING MACHINE GUNS
BY
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].