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“M1 Thumb” is in reference to yesterday’s post – HERE

Extremely rare Japanese Type 5 Garand. This is an extremely rare Japanese made copy of a U.S. Garand. It is estimated that only around 100 or so of these guns were built. The Japanese originally tried converting U.S. Garand to 7.7 Japanese caliber but had trouble with the American magazine design with the 7.7 round. They decided to try to build a copy of the Garand from scratch. These guns were made of the Yokosuka Arsenal as experimental guns, but these experimentals were forced into service due to the shortages towards the end of the war. This gun is chambered in 7.7 and has a 10 round captive magazine. The action works perfectly and the bore has strong rifling, but has darkness in the grooves. 90% plus finish remains on the metal and the wood shows minimal use. The magazine well cover is a perfect replacement. Very hard to find gun with only a handful known. Here is an opportunity to own one of the legendary rarities of WWII! Price – $29,500.00

Lots more pictures at the collectors site – HERE

Hat Tip: Jon V

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The total price of knocking over all 50 targets ends up at 5,360 yen. The actual price of the prizes totaled to 4,535 yen, so the festival booth guy made a profit of 825 yen. (About $10 USD)

Full story – HERE

If there is one thing The Simpsons taught me, it is to NEVER trust a carny.

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I will never understand the allure of outlandish Japanese movies.

When it comes to ones that have guns in them, I’d like to think this takes the cake… But I’m probably wrong:

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xn9eYVWpbdo[/youtube]

Whyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyy?

Unfortunately there are no English subtitles, but the bad acting should keep you entertained.

The movie has 3 parts total.  The embedded video is part 2, but if you feel you need to see the background story and a conclusion, check out PART1 and PART3.

IMDB page – HERE

Buy DVD over at Amazon – HERE

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