got the Japanese sisters today
I just traded my 1903A4 for a pair of Japanese Arisakas. a type 99(MUM intact) in it's original 7.7 and a type 44(no mum, sadly) in it's original 6.5x50. both rifles are all parts matching with the exception of a mismatched dust cover on the type44 and a mismatched bayonet for the 99 but over all I think that this was a splendid transaction. the guy I traded with is incredibly knowledgeable and hopefully will love his new Springfield as much as I did while I was restoring her.
out of curiosity were the type 44s marked as 44s or were they marked otherwise? they really ground the heck out of it removing the mum.
ignore my complete lack of capitalization. I still have no problem correcting your grammar.
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