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Coondawg
PostPosted: Thu Jul 06, 2017 12:07 pm  Reply with quote
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I'm looking for some info on a Japanese single shot 16 gauge with a 42" barrel I recently bought. It is lite in the hand and my scales have it weighing 6Lbs. I have not shot it yet. I was hoping to find out a little more info before doing so. Here are a few pictures. I have found a little info that may trace it back to Hamada and Sons in Japan.










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fin2feather
PostPosted: Thu Jul 06, 2017 12:12 pm  Reply with quote
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42" barrel!!? Is that a typo? Greener type side safety is cool; can't tell you anything about the gun though. Looks well made but coming from Japan in that era that's no surprise.

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Coondawg
PostPosted: Thu Jul 06, 2017 12:17 pm  Reply with quote
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yes 42". I have never seen anything like it. I'm hoping it is safe to shoot. The bore is clean and it looks like it has been shot some.
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 06, 2017 12:28 pm  Reply with quote
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Very nice
Can you show any proof marks or chamber marking?

http://www.shotguns.se/html/japan.html

Thanks
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Coondawg
PostPosted: Thu Jul 06, 2017 1:12 pm  Reply with quote
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There is not a lot of marking on it. Mike if you still need these photos I can email them to you.

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Very interesting gun! One thing about is when you shoot you will be a lot closer to the bird than any one hunting with you. Wink

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Thank You
Have you had anyone identify the letter above the 16?
Mike


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Coondawg
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Ha that is a 16 not a 9T. Mike I have not had a chance yet.
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I read somewhere one time that a long barrel length like that will cut down the report significantly.

I do not know if it is true or not but I wonder if that has anything to do with why it was made with that length barrel.
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ROMAC wrote:
I read somewhere one time that a long barrel length like that will cut down the report significantly.

I do not know if it is true or not but I wonder if that has anything to do with why it was made with that length barrel.


Maybe it was a poacher's gun? Question

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I would think that there were arms requirement after WWII

https://www.quora.com/What-restrictions-were-imposed-on-Germany-and-Japan-after-WW-2-by-allied-forces-regarding-their-military-and-industrial-buildup-openly-and-secretly

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With that side safety, one would expect the scattergun had some form of a Greener origin or connection.
Greener sold buckets of GPs, with a Martini-Henry action, across the world....police to farmsteads.
Could have been a deal with the Japanese requesting an action different than the standard GP.
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It chambers 2 3/4" shells. Lock up is tight.
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Coondawg wrote:
There is not a lot of marking on it. Mike if you still need these photos I can email them to you.


Too many folks looked at your photos. All I can see is the "Photobucket sucks" image.
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I figured that was going to happen. I think I'm done with photobucket.
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