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Old March 19, 2013, 05:44 PM   #1
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Model 26 with korean proof marks?

I was walking through my local gun shop and saw a japanese Model 26 revolver with korean proof marks in addition to japanese ones I thought that it'd be cool as hell to gift to a co worker, but they were asking something like 650 bucks for it and I couldn't find anything about it. Anybody got any ideas?
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Old March 19, 2013, 11:20 PM   #2
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Odd, not that a Japanese revolver is from Korea, after all Japan has been jumping back and forth into and out of Korea for the last several hundred years. Odd that it would have a Korean proof mark on a WWII Japanese handgun. I wonder if someone isn't confusing a arsenal/unit markings for proof marking . The Koreans would have no need to proof a Japanese firearm and in fact it would have been an insult to the Japanese for them to do so, after all the Japanese were occupying Korea [ and had been for 50 years ] until the end of WWII
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Old March 19, 2013, 11:42 PM   #3
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agree with Rjay, could you show pictures?
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Old March 20, 2013, 08:54 PM   #4
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OK, I am curious. Anyone know what a Korean proof mark looks like? I can find no record of Korea (I presume South Korea) having a proof law, and have never seen mention of such.

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I have four years on the ground there and if they have one, well it would be news to me
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Old April 2, 2013, 08:28 PM   #6
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I would love to see pics if possible. I don't recall ever seeing a Korean proof mark and don't know how or why one would be on a Type 26.
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