Who can identify this WW2 handgun?

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  1. Shizzle

    Shizzle Veteran Member

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    I’m thinking rounds might be a tad hard to find. I have Type 99 Arisaka (with the chrysanthemum on the receiver!) that I won’t shoot either. I found 7.7 Jap rounds at a gun show for $2 a round.
     
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    Lowend Administrator. .a car, a man, a maraca. Staff Member Lifetime Gold Member

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    I'd definitely take that to a gunsmith for a checkup before putting a round in it. That's in rough shape and makes my spidey sense tingle
     
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    I agree otherwise it might do something nasty.
     
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    That's where you reload your ammunition. Japan was sneaky in WW2. They used an odd ball caliber system where American ammunition would fit in their weapons but Japanese wouldn't work in American weapons.
     
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    Sounds like internet BS to me, do you have a link?
     
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    Considering it was during training back in the mid 1970's, no.
     
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    Knuckle Dragger Mayor of Simpleton Staff Member Lifetime Gold Member

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    Yeah, like I thought.
     
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    I've heard other stories, like the AK-74 is designed to fire our (M-16) 5.56 round with some loss of accuracy, but it's more fable than fact. I did find where during the Korean Conflict, the South Korea army machined some Type 99's to fire the 30.06 (M-1) round. The Type 99 was never designed to fire that powerful of a round and was not that successful. This definitely was not a case where a Jap soldier could just pick up M-1 ammo in the field and use it in his weapon.
    https://www.quora.com/Can-a-5-45-AK74-use-5-56-Can-a-5-56-M16-use-5-45
    https://www.militaryfactory.com/smallarms/detail.asp?smallarms_id=373
     
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    clean it and oil it, get a box of .32 acp and go shoot it! I've got a webley scott .32 I still havent shot, had a old mauser .32 I test fired I'm a bucket of sand.

    ammunition to go has 7.7 arisaka ammo for 28 a box. jim
     

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