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    Quote Originally Posted by bruce98k View Post
    Andrew, I have to contact Dr. Libby in Maine regarding these rifles.
    We will be publishing new information most of which were supplied by Ken Tomonari in Japan.
    I had emailed him regarding the Kanji acceptance stamp and damn if he didnt find some original
    Japanese military documents regarding acceptance of "Mauser" rifles.

    I am hoping that Dr. Libby can translate the Japanese Imperial Army documents and will give
    us new insight into the acceptance and inspection of the the group of Mauser system rifles
    that the Japanese military acquired - these being the VZ24, K98k, and Standard Modell.

    You are the Indiana Jones of Mausers......Congrats!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by bruce98k View Post
    Andrew, I have to contact Dr. Libby in Maine regarding these rifles.
    We will be publishing new information most of which were supplied by Ken Tomonari in Japan.
    I had emailed him regarding the Kanji acceptance stamp and damn if he didnt find some original
    Japanese military documents regarding acceptance of "Mauser" rifles.

    I am hoping that Dr. Libby can translate the Japanese Imperial Army documents and will give
    us new insight into the acceptance and inspection of the the group of Mauser system rifles
    that the Japanese military acquired - these being the VZ24, K98k, and Standard Modell.
    I am very curious as to how these got to Japan and what, if any, was their effect. Why were they there, and who arranged for them to be sent? Very cool rifle.


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    Bruce, what year do you think these were sent to Japan?

    This is a really fascinating period in history. If you are not familiar with Dan Carlin and his Hardcore History podcast, I highly recommend it. I just listened to his 2 episodes titled "Supernova in the East" that talks about Japan in the buildup to WW2. He discusses German/Japanese relations during the 30s quite a bit. These rifles have to fit right into that. This is a total guess but Germany and Japan signed some anticommunist treaties (1936) around when I am guessing these were recieved and are probably something to do with that relationship. The second Sino Japanese war started in 1937 so maybe these were part of the build up?

    If you have an extra 8.5 hours, listen to the podcast! I also HIGHLY reccomend his WW1 episodes entitled Blueprint for Armageddon. https://www.dancarlin.com/hardcore-history-series/

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    Just to beat a dead horse, this is a really cool find Bruce!!

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