Re: Japanese last ditch
I will not trust my life to what a country does in the last effort of a war. there is no way to tell what the Japanese were pouring into those guns in the end. I like arisakas and the early models are very good guns. I don't find any value in guns that were pumped out with complete disregard for quality and workmanship. the OP had stated that these were " last ditch". hopefully he will post some more information as I had asked; this will help determine if they are true last ditch or not.
What are you gonna do, talk the alien to death? -- (on Sigourney Weaver's worry about Guns in Aliens)
"Safety is something that happens between your ears, not something you hold in your hands."
"I carry a small gun to compensate for my huge Blue press."