Hey again everyone. I somehow ended up with probably some of the best finds I've ever come across at a show and also maybe the biggest amount of dumb luck was on my side this weekend. Saturday I had brought one of my extra type 38 arisakas to trade to a friend of mine for some already prearranged items, one of which he couldn't pack into his carry on bag from England. I showed him the rifle hoping he would like it and sure enough he was thrilled about it being all matching and having a mum. First he pulled out this roll of new-old-stock WW2 Japanese rank tabs that would've been sewn onto the tunics to show a rank, in this case a Private First Class. Aside from that he also threw in some original backing material for the rank tabs and even a set of original complete rank insignia that has never been on a uniform. Then came the big prize, an original rubberized canvas Japanese arisaka sling. This is something I wasn't fully expecting as these have a low survivability rate as supposed to the quick detach slings that are far more common to find. We worked out a deal where I gave him the rifle I had brought and he gave me the rank tabs, the sling, and $200 cash, which more than made up for the cost of the rifle. By the grace of God I managed to fit the sling to a perfect arisaka that was all original and just missing the sling.