Sunday Spring cleaning and organizing of the Japanese display

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  1. burb1989

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    I spent a good chunk of the day reorganizing and cataloging all of the items in my Japanese display and I finished earlier this evening. Keeping track of serial numbers and overall condition of 14 rifles, 1 handgun, and 7 bayonets can be a pain but it's fun as I get to handle all kinds of items. I also did some dusting and reorganizing of the "smalls" and of the various pieces of gear though for the most part they just ended up back where I had them except for two new "smalls" that found a good home in the display: an original Japanese ammo pouch made from laminated canvas instead of leather and a clip filled with original 6.5 Japanese ammo that a friend of mine gave me. I also found that I have a shortage of bayonets as those haven't been appearing at shows as much and trying to find one on ebay for a reasonable price (sub or at $100) is next to impossible as most sellers are putting even the extremely common ones above $100, which is too high a price for them. Hopefully I can find some wandering around one of the shows. Anyway hope you all like what I've done with the display.
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  2. JohnDeere

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    very nice guy!!!
     
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  3. Southern Reloading

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  4. Jeff700

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    Nice collection!

    Have you fired the Type 94 Nambu?
     
  5. burb1989

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    Sadly no but my great uncle who brought it home from Burma did keep it in its holster this entire time so the finish is near perfect. Because of that I would hate to mar some of the finish off (some has been lost on the magazine) and the ammo's hard to find and expensive. Maybe when I get richer;).
     
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  7. oldguns

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    How hard is it to find just a sheath for a Japanese bayonet?
     
  8. burb1989

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    By itself the only place I could even find one is ebay. They just don't pop up at shows.
     
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