Combat experience in the Russo-Japanese War of — had convinced the Japanese of the utility of machine guns to provide covering fire for advancing infantry. It was superseded by the Type 96 light machine gun in It was an air-cooled, gas-operated design, using the same 6.
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The 99 Long rifle was chambered in 7. I know of no alternative ammo. I am not an expert on Japanese rifles, but I believe the 99 Long rifle had a internal box magazine and was designed for stripper clips.
I just acquired this Jap stripper clip. The clip and cartridges are in mint condition. On another thread this was called:.
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This followed attempts to simply rebarrel captured US guns, which did not work well because of difficulty getting the en bloc clips to function properly. The newly manufactured Japanese rifles were equipped with a round magazine fed by standard 5-round stripper clips in order to sidestep this problem. The guns were manufactured at the Yokosuka Naval Arsenal, and only about were completed when the war ended although parts for were made.
The Type 2 Paratroop rifle is basically a take-down version of the Type 99 Arisaka rifle. It fires the 7. The Japanese experimented with several versions of paratroop rifles, including ones with folding stocks and an interrupted thread-style take-down before settling on this one, which has a screw-in wedge that holds the two halves together the system will be described in great detail below with close-up photos. The Type 2 is the only paratroop rifle that was produced in any real quantity i.