Video on WWII Japanese Type 97 and Type 99 Sniper Rifle

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Pretty well done if you like Japanese 6.5 and 7.7 rifles, of the sniper variety, a few in inaccuracies, but pretty well done. These used to be cheap and you could find them for peanuts, then they jumped into 4 figures, and now they' re are maybe $3-4K for a nice one with the scope. But still a lot cheaper then the German WWII Snipers, and much tougher to fake.

Development of the WW2 Japanese Arisaka Type 99 Sniper Rifle - YouTube
 
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I gotta say I'm glad to see such pristine examples. But, when he starts out saying the type 38 had some flaws, then not going into any specifics, say's (what he said already) he doesn't know the Japanese rifles of WWII. As a bolt action, the type 38 was kick ass. Rifle or carbine. The problem was it didn't compete with the M1 Garand. Quantity has a quality all it's own. As much as anything, we had quantity and we got it to the battlefield. That is logistics. A fact no 'battlefield expert' ever seems to want to go down the road of. That won WWII more than any other "FACT" of what/whichever weapon/tool/aircraft was in what theater at what time.
 

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“As much as anything, we had quantity and we got it to the battlefield.”
See, e.g., the Sherman tank.
 
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