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Old January 11, 2013, 10:31 PM   #9
James K
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Just FYI, the Type 38 (and previous models) did not have chrome bores; only the Type 99 did. I expect they dropped the use of chrome when supplies of the metal ran out and new supplies became unobtainable. (AFAIK, neither Japan nor the nearby mainland has any chromite deposits; Japan normally obtained chromium from India, but that would have been impossible during the war.)

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