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    Ever seen a 98 Mauser made in Japan? I haven't seen one I have seen pictures of them. WW II production.
    I'm like you I thought all the Spanish Mausers were Oviedo Spainish.

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    No the only Japanese Mauser's I've seen were the Howa made commercial Mauser's that were labeled Mark X

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mike Weber View Post
    No the only Japanese Mauser's I've seen were the Howa made commercial Mauser's that were labeled Mark X
    The 98's were made during WW II. I don't believe they made many of them.
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    They didn't make many of them. I've never seen one in person but have seen pics of one in a book on WW2 rifles. I believe that the Japanese also experimented with a few Carcano's chambered in 6.5 Jap during WW2

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mike Weber View Post
    I believe that the Japanese also experimented with a few Carcano's chambered in 6.5 Jap during WW2
    The Type I rifle Arisaka was produced during the early years of World War II for the Japanese Empire by the Kingdom of Italy (Type I is not a numeric symbol, it denominates Italian).

    After the invasion of China in July 1937, all Arisaka production was required for use of the Imperial Army, so under the terms of the Anti-Comintern Pact, the Imperial Navy contracted with Italy for this weapon in 1937. The Type I is based on the Type 38 rifle and utilizes a Carcano action, but retains the Arisaka/Mauser type 5-round box magazine. The Type I was utilized primarily by Japanese Imperial Naval Forces. It is chambered for the 6.5 x 50 mm Jap cartridge. Approximately 80,000 Type I rifles were produced in 1938 and 1939, 40,000 manufactured by Beretta and an equal number by Italian government arsenals; the final shipment to Japan left Venice by submarine in 1941.



    I had one for a while. It was in nearly unused condition. Short, two piece buttstock. Had "PB" stamped on the bolt knob (Beretta made). Just about 0 collector value at that time. It got traded off for something that also got traded off.
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