- Jan 2, 2017
- Detector(s) used
- Bounty hunter/ Whites Dfx E series
- Primary Interest:
- All Treasure Hunting
Talk to me I know it?s somewhat rare with all original parts. Sorry it?s not a coin to all Karen?s
All were ordered to be destroyed
The other rifle you posted has been sporterized, altered to turn it into a hunting rifle. Actually the servicemen were allowed to bring rifles back at the end of WW2, there were piles of Arisakas and anyone who wanted could take one. The were sometimes taken apart and even the stocks cut so they would fit into a duffle bag, just to make it easier to transport.
Very well may have been unit specific, I have a type 99 that a family friend brought back. Everyone in is unit could grab one from the pile if they wanted.That was probably depending on the outfit as far as being able to bring things home. My Dad was a Marine. They were told they would be confiscated at the port if they tried. He had 2 footlockers filled with souvenirs and he said after spending that time in Hell in the south Pacific, he wasn't going to be detained coming home. He left the lockers on the dock. He did say later that their "ruse" worked somewhat. Many guys did the same thing, but many carried prizes in and he didn't see the first one stopped for it..he was peeved to say the least.