Type 5 Rifle

Type 5 Rifle

Type Experimental rifle
Place of origin Empire of Japan
Service history
Used by Imperial Japanese Army
Wars World War II
Production history
Designed 1944
Produced 1945
Number built 250
Specifications
Weight 9.13 lb (4.14 kg)
Length 43.25 in (1,099 mm)
Cartridge 7.7x58mm Arisaka
Action Gas-Operated, Rotating bolt
Muzzle velocity 2,740 ft/s (840 m/s)
Feed system 10-Round Internal Box Magazine loaded via two 5-Round Stripper Clips

The Type 5 Rifle (Japanese: 四式自動小銃 Yon-shiki jidousyoujyuu) was a Japanese experimental semi-automatic rifle. It was a copy of the American M1 Garand but with an integral 10-round magazine and chambered for the Japanese 7.7x58mm Arisaka cartridge. Where the Garand used an en-bloc clip, the Type 5's integral magazine was charged with two 5 round stripper clips and the rifle also used Japanese style tangent sights. The Type 5 had been developed alongside several other experimental semi-automatic rifles. However, none of the rifles entered into service before the end of the World War II, with only 250 being made and many others were never assembled. There were several problems with jamming and feed systems, which also delayed its testing.

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4 years 46 weeks ago, 4:47 PM

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How is this semi auto?

Looks like a bolt rifle to me. but then maybe it's a Kent family invention.

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4 years 46 weeks ago, 5:58 PM

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4 years 46 weeks ago, 5:57 PM

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4 years 46 weeks ago, 5:52 PM

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My mistake

Sorry guys. Nitris I appreciate the help pal.

4 years 46 weeks ago, 5:56 PM

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Once again thanks for the help

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I was removing my post then realized what you did.

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4 years 46 weeks ago, 6:01 PM

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ok Nitris

Surprise everyone. This is a Nitro Snake Post. Enjoy lol

4 years 46 weeks ago, 9:13 PM

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are you sniffing Nitris ?
give up on paint ?

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4 years 46 weeks ago, 6:04 PM

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4 years 46 weeks ago, 6:09 PM

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LOL

LOL I would be weird to mess up a good dream like that ay? lol

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i am a late arrival

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4 years 46 weeks ago, 6:16 PM

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Purty rifle Nitris and Snake as I added the info on said rifle lol :)

4 years 46 weeks ago, 7:39 PM

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Snaks, nice post I hadn't heard (or seen) this one in my research about the Japanese stuff.

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Sure some of you guys who are into old WWII stuff are familure with the intrernal box magazine of the johnson rifle.. was in compition with the 1918 BAR (lost of course) for the early squad auto.. anyway the main feature was its big magazine that resembles this rifle.. If i remember right the Johnson rifle broke down (removable bbl) and was issued to Marines.. saw bunch of action in the sullivans, and all thru the pacific..

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