2N Bayonet Collection

In 1905 a commission, again headed by Col. Nariake Arisaka, developed a rifle to replace the Type 30 & 35 rifles. The Type 38 is based on the Mauser design with the front mounted locking lugs, the one piece extractor and the staggered row i ntegral box magazine, however that's where the similarity stops. The rifle contains a hollow firing pin with a coil spring, a large safety knob on the rear of the bolt that also serves as a gas shield, a sliding breech cover t hat works with the bolt (the Type 35 cover was manually operated to the front) and a bolt that cocks on closing. The Type 38 was produced from 1905 to 1939 in rifle, sniper rifle (Type 97), cavalry rifle & carbine versions.

A modification of the Type 38 carbine with a folding bayonet was adopted in 1911 as the Type 44. Due to a problem of weakness in the bayonet housing, 3 variations of the bayonet housing exist on these carbines. They are the early short, transition long & final long variations.

TYPE 30 - TYPE 99

Weapon:

Type 30 Rifle (vai Type 38 ja Type 99)

Bayonet:

Tokyo-Kogura bright, todnäk Suomi

Manufactured by various Japanese arsenals and sub-contractors and so marked on the blade ricasso.

Manufactured prior to 1937 by Matsushita National under Tokyo Arsenal Supervision; ("stacked cannon balls", one on three for Tokyo and an "arrow through an M" for Matsushita National).

Manufactured circa 1937-1945 by Kokura-Tokyo Arsenal, Kokura supervision (aka moji); "stacked cannon balls", one on three for Tokyo-Kokura and the "hourglass" mark of Kokura.

Manufactured circa 1937-1945 by Toyoda Jodoshoki Seisakusho Arsenal (Toyoda Automatic Loom Works in Nagoya); two facing "dolphin-like sea creatures" (shachi) for Nagoya and a geometric design that is a three-stacked-block figure within what is referred to as a "diamond" for Toyoda.

This bayonet was designed to fit the Type 38 and Type 99 Japanese Rifles. They can be found in a number of variants, the most often seen without the hooked "blade-breaker" quillon or straight cross-guard. There are a number of crudely-made variations called "last-ditch" and also a number of poorly manufactured "training" bayonets. The scabbards can be found either steel or wood, depending on year of manufacture

Year:

1987 - 1945 (1937-45 Toyoda)

Manufac:

Japani

Weapon:

Type 30 Rifle (vai Type 38 ja Type 99)

Bayonet:

Tokyo-Kogura

Scabbard:

default

Frog:

ei

Year:

1987 - 1945 (1937-45 Toyoda)

Manufac:

Japani

Weapon:

Type 30 Rifle (vai Type 38 ja Type 99)

Bayonet:

Tokyo-Kogura

Scabbard:

default

Frog:

ei

Year:

1987 - 1945 (1937-45 Toyoda)

Manufac:

Japani

Weapon:

Type 30 Rifle (vai Type 38 ja Type 99)

Bayonet:

Toyoda Jidoshoki Seisakusho (Toyoda Automatic Loom Works) under Nagoya supervision

Scabbard:

default

Frog:

ei

Year:

1987 - 1945 (1937-45 Toyoda)

Manufac:

Japani

Weapon:

Type 30 Rifle (vai Type 38 ja Type 99)

Bayonet:

Toyoda Jidoshoki Seisakusho (Toyoda Automatic Loom Works) under Nagoya supervision

Scabbard:

puu

Frog:

ei

Type 30 ID