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Holy crap! I've struck out from Friday on this one.

I am spending the day packing up my sword library in preparation for a move to be closer to our granddaughters. I opened the initial message as a break and took a quick hip shot that was wide of the mark. - TWICE. OMG. Then I thought I would help by seeing what Francis Allen and the Banzai guys had to say about Enfield carbines, But I think I packed that (terrific) volume a couple of days ago. Peter get a copy of it, I am sure that your will find it useful (even if I ain't)

 Steve, can you change my name on the earlier messages?

Peter

PS. And BTW, do you have any idea what a sword library weighs?

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Peter,

This page describes the Banzai volume on early imported arms in Japan. I admire it deeply, altho I have the feeling that as collectors get organized - worldwide - it may become a milestone long passed.

http://www.castle-thunder.com/japaneseimportedarms/

And I cannot find my copy! It is somewhere in those boxes of books.

Peter

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Hi Peter,

 

I'm sorry but I can't see your "yama" ( 山) I can see a serial number five thousand, six hundred and thirteen then the "ban" kanji 番 and then three further kanji, the first two of which I think are Hiroshima (廣島) but I can't get the third one. 

 

Best,

John

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  • 2 weeks later...

I purchased the Francis Allan book "Japanese Imported Arms of the Early Meiji Period". Was well worth the price as it is an excellent reference.

 

In the book there is an Enfield Cavalry carbine with the same Hiroshima registration marks. I contacted the author and he was quite surprised to see another and suspected both carbines may have come from the same Han unit.

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  • 5 years later...

Guess what I discovered under our noses???!!!  From 2012 no less - a necro post of great value...

 

 

I just popped this into google to find it Japanese imported arms meiji Japan

Good hit.

 

BaZZa.

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