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An ID project for you surplus buffs

Discussion in 'Firearms Research' started by MountainBear, Mar 9, 2009.

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  1. MountainBear

    MountainBear Member

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    Interesting rifle. My best guess is a Mauser M71/84, but the cocking piece does not seem correct. No markings to speak of, even out of the stock. If someone could ID this, perhaps with a photo to support it, I would appreciate it. If I had Olsens mauser book, I'd do it myself. Thanks.
     

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  2. Plain Old Bill

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    Looks like a Japanese Type I to me. Tried to blow up the pics but didn't work on my computer...any idea of the bore size? The Type I is 6.5 mm.....
     
  3. Jim Watson

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    It is certainly NOT a 71-84 Mauser.

    I agree with Bill that it is a Type I - a 6.5 Jap on a Carcano action with Mauser magazine.
    Many pictures and discussion at
    http://members.shaw.ca/nambuworld/typeipix.htm
    which comments that the Type I has few markings anywhere and none in Japanese.
     
  4. MountainBear

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    I couldn't find my calipers to check the bore the other day, but it seems like you guys nailed it. I knew someone would know. After three or four moves in the last several years, I have no idea where half my books are...

    Thanks.
     
  5. .45Guy

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    Yep, that is a Tipo 1 made on contract for the imperial navy. One of the few on my wish list.
     
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