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Old 11-20-2013, 06:29 PM   #1
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7.7 arisaka

Thought I'd share this with you guys. My grandfather was in WWII and brought home a "surrender" 7.7 arisaka or 7.7 jap. He told me that when the war was over and they pulled into port they had barrels of these guns and were told to take as many as they could carry. I'm not even sure he ever shot it. He has since passed and left the rifle to my uncle. Him and my father shot he rifle a few times and reloaded for it but being as they mainly loaded for pistols a few mistakes were made and after a while they just gave up and the rifle sat. It seemed like every time we got together the topic of shooting the old thing always came up until I couldn't take it. I gathered up what brass they had, found some bullets and got busy. I plan on handing my uncle 50 pieces for Christmas. Here are some pics of progress.

What I started with and about half way through processing...


After some elbow grease...


And the rifle...
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Old 11-20-2013, 07:21 PM   #2
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SHOOT THAT DAMN THING ALREADY!!!!

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Did you neck turn those or is that just marks from some steel wool? They look pretty sweet. What did you use for bullets?
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Marks are from steel wool. It was resized using a set of RCBS dies that I'm sure are older than myself. Same with the press.

Bullet is a 150g FMJ/BT .311
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Took it out today. Uncle was pretty excited. Here it is on the bench. From left to right, M1a, M48a, M44, 7.7 arisaka, sporterized K98 and AR-15.

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This pics shows the length a lil better. Fawker is long! He was ringing the 12" gong at 200yards with it.

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12" group @ 200 yards open sights?!? That's pretty fawkin good!!
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12" group @ 200 yards open sights?!? That's pretty fawkin good!!
Gun is so long that its really just a 20' shot. lol
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Took it out today. Uncle was pretty excited.
that makes it all worth it me, kudo's to you!
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