Old gun, loaded in the front. (sorry for the english, i am danish)

Discussion in 'The Ask the Pros & What's It Worth? Forum' started by TNichum, Nov 2, 2010.

  1. RJay

    RJay Active Member

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    I would have to say it was a replica. During the era when Japan was useing such weapons they didn't export them and they sure didn't mark them Japan.
  2. Jim K

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    I once started to read a story about the Civil War, described in the foreword as "based on meticulous research." In the first two pages, set in 1859, the author described a pistol marked "Black Powder Only" and referred to events in Harpers Ferry, West Virginia.

    I didn't bother with page three of the "meticulous research."

    Jim
  3. robwhite365

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    Well my grandfather passed it down to me, I do have genuine items he passed down from ww2, I know this can't b from that era, but since his others are authentic I'm wondering if this is as well. It's rusty barrel has Japan imprinted on it and two small symbols next to it as well. I've yet to find info on it as I have the others.
  4. Jim K

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    U.S. law requires that commercially imported items (other than cartridge firearms) be marked with the "country of origin" or "COO". The "Japan" mark shows that the gun was imported commercially into the U.S., not a vet bringback or an antique (antiques are exempt from the law since the mark would devalue them).

    So is your Grandfather's gun "authentic"? Yes, it is an authentic gun. It is just not an antique gun or a valuable one.

    Jim
  5. robwhite365

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    Thank you Jim. I did notice the other items passed down from him that are authentic ww2 items did not say the country of origin on them, some of the knives did have the year and manufacturer imprinted on them. Thank you
  6. targetacqmgt

    targetacqmgt New Member

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    Nuts :D Me I would make a field expediant claymore mine (seen it done) anyway I reckon you would get nailed for "excessive force". However an idea when there is no govt after the collapse:D
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