The Type 96 was regarded as rugged and reliable, but its 6.5 mm bullets lacked penetration against cover, and the design was supplemented by the more powerful Type 99 light machine gun with the larger 7.7 mm bullet in 1937. Every musket, rifle, display machine gun, machine gun parts set or gun sold by IMA, Inc is engineered to be inoperable according to guidelines provided by the US Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (BATF). Orange or red body. Original Item: Japanese machine guns very rarely show up for sale, and if they do, rarely are they training models, so we are especially proud to offer this stunning Museum grade example. The Japanese made a number of minor changes to the original Hotchkiss design and production process, changing some components from forgings to castings to simplify production, and replacing the simple conical flash suppressor with a Rheinmetall-type design. Along with the Type 96, the Type 99 was one of the main infantry machine guns of the Imperial Japanese Army during World War II. Intended to replace the Type 11 Light Machine Gun, the Type 96 was an improved form but still completed with several inherent design limitations that were still prevelant in the Type 11 before it. My kids and their kids, etc. The Type 96 Light Machine Gun was a light machine gun used by the Imperial Japanese Army in the interwar period and in World War II. [6], The Type 96 was the standard Japanese medium anti-aircraft weapon of the Imperial Japanese Navy, being mounted aboard practically every ship in the fleet. Rate of fire is approx. Additional support is provided to the breech end of the gun barrel by the finned cooling jacket. M-16 COMMANDO 5.56MM. As with the Type 11, it continued to use the same 6.5x50mm Arisaka cartridges as the Type 38 rifle infantry rifle,[5] although the more powerful 7.7x58mm Arisaka round had already been adopted and was starting to enter into service with front line combat units. My Japanese Type 96 LMG. The projectiles fired by the weapon were slightly unusual in that they had two rotating bands. Unlike the Bren gun, however, the Type 96 was equipped with a mount for the standard Japanese rifle bayonet. Great for display. etc. Features of this gun include 90% original blueing with original carry handle, barrel, butt stock, bipod in fact the only part that is not original to the gun is the magazine but were able to find a newly made resin magazine which completes the look. 26 light machine gun, a Czech weapon that spawned two copies: the 6.5mm Type 96 light machine gun for infantry and the 7.7mm Type 97 heavy machine gun for vehicles. This actual machine gun was brought back to the United States by a US Marine and registered with the US government upon return. Could be remotely lowered into the submarine. In practice, this tended to worsen the problem instead, as the oiled cartridges tended to become coated with dust and sand. The Japanese Nambu Type 96 6.5mm Light Machine Gun. Based loosely on the design of captured Czech ZB vz.26 rifles, the Type 96 entered production in 1936 and served the Japanese Imperial Army until their defeat in 1945. We assume no liability associated with misuse of our products. Design-Type 96 Light Machine Gun was almost identical in construction to the Type 11 in that it was an air-cooled, gas-operated design based on the French Hotchkiss M1909 machine gun. The gun mounts were normally provided with one of three gun sights: Land mountings and all single mountings all used the single open-ring sight. I have a Japanese machine gun Type 96. The finned gun barrel could also be rapidly changed to avoid overheating. MINI UZI SUBMACHINE GUN. Just like with our Katana's from hundreds of years ago passed down from generations. The Type 96 and later Type 99 were probably the most successful Japanese Army machine gun of the Second World War. I have had it since I was a kid and I'am now 72. Type 96 Model 4 - Used on submarines, in single, double and triple mounts. Type 96 Model 4 mod 1 - Used on submarines in free-swinging single mounts. Scope has some fuzz around the top of the reticle tried to get picture see photo, (being 75+ years old I wouldn't shoot with this on it.) These were used bythe Japanese and other Asian militaries. From the WWII Era, I show you my family's Type 96 Light Machine Gun. Type 96 Model 6 - Used on land on single gun twin wheel carriages. IMA considers all antique guns offered on our website as non-firing, inoperable and/or inert. $ 8,595.00 $ 4,727.25 Add to cart. This law exempts antique firearms from any form of gun control or special engineering. The major difference with the Type 11 was the top-mounted curved detachable box magazine holding 30 rounds, which somewhat increased reliability, and lessened the weight of the gun. Widely issued to the Imperial Japanese Army during the late 1930s, the Type 96 saw extensive use during World War II. This feature and its inherent faults was dropped with the introduction of the Type 99 light machinegun. Title 18, U.S. Code, Section 921(a)(16) defines antique firearms as all guns manufactured prior to 1899. A party of Japanese officers and engineers traveled to France to evaluate the design in 1935, and an order was placed for a number of guns and mounts for evaluation. The Type 96 Light Machine Gun served with the Imperial Japanese Army from 1936 to the end of World War 2 in 1945. Type 96 Model 2 - Used on warships in double and triple mountings. Transferable Machine Guns. The Type 96 was designed to replace the outdated Type 11 machine gun, which was still in service upon Japan's invasion of China in 1936. The Type 96 25mm Gun (九六式二十五粍高角機銃, Kyūroku-shiki nijyūgo-miri Kōkakukijū) was an automatic cannon used by the Imperial Japanese Navy during World War II. Sale! It isapproximately 7.5 inches x 3 inches x 2 inches. A number of ideas were taken from the Czechoslovakian ZB 26 (an LMG design manufactured at the small arms factory in Brno, Czechoslovakia) and the Hotchkiss machine gun. It was hampered by slow training and elevating speeds (even in power-operated triple mounts), excessive vibration and muzzle flash, and that the ammunition feed was via a 15-round fixed magazine, which necessitated ceasing fire every time the magazine had to be changed. Type 96 Model 5 - Used on submarines in twin and triple geared mounts. This example is offered in incredible condition. See pictures they are part of the description , Shipping is 15.05 lower 48 states, USA sales only. It was brought home after WWII. It is chambered for the 6.5x50mm semi-rimmed cartridge, which is one of the softest-shooting cartridges used in WW2. The gun was used by the Viet Cong during the Vietnam War. In the mid-1930s, the Imperial Japanese Army tested the Brno ZB vz. This model has a top-mounted box magazine with a 30-round capacity. Music: Big Rock by Kevin MacLeod The double-mount type was the first to enter service, with triple mounts following in 1941 and finally single mounts later in 1943. The barrel is changeable, requiring two men and special tools; the operation took a trained crew approximately five minutes. The Type 95 sight was originally designed with a maximum target speed of 600 kilometers per hour; however, experience showed that aircraft often exceeded this speed. The idea of the Japanese trainer version of the Type 96 Nambu was to be used as a blank-firing trainer. WW2 Japanese type 96 machine gun scope w/ case. The type 97 tank gun however was a license built copy of the ZB design and used in the tanks of the Japanese army. [8], In interviews conducted by the U.S. The Japanese ranked in order of seriousness the problems with the gun as: In Rapid Fire, Anthony Williams writes that the intermediate calibre weapons (including the US Navy's 1.1"/75 caliber gun 28×199mm L/75) were relatively unsuccessful during World War II: the mounts were much heavier and more complex than smaller calibre guns, but the shells lacked the range and hitting power of the larger 37 and 40 millimeter weapons. The Type 96 cartridge case was a rimless type design with a deep extraction groove at the base. Original Item: Japanese machine guns very rarely show up for sale, and if they do, rarely are they training models, so we are especially proud to offer this stunning Museum grade example. A 2.5X telescopic sight with a 10 degree field of view could be attached at the right side of the gun. Frankly, these are much harder to find than real Type 96s, and its a once in a lifetime chance to own one. The single mount was free swinging, while double and triple mounts had hand-wheel traverse. Type 96 Model 8 - Used on land on single gun twin wheel carriages. The Type 96 25mm Gun (九六式二十五粍高角機銃, Kyūroku-shiki nijyūgo-miri Kōkakukijū) was an automatic cannon used by the Imperial Japanese Navy during World War II. The gun was also used in land bases in the Japanese Empire and in the Japanese overseas combat fronts. I believe I remember my uncle telling me so as a condition for bringing it back with him. The Japanese military estimated that it required an average of 1,500 rounds to shoot down an aircraft at a height of 1,000 meters and a range of 2,000 meters, and that fire beyond that range was completely ineffective. This gave the weapon a bad reputation with Japanese troops, and led to calls for its redesign. It was madein Showa 18.2 (February, 1943) at Kokura Arsenal. It looks like and was used like the famous British Bren gun, including the top-mounted magazine, a folding bipod, and a quick-change barrel. This page was last edited on 23 December 2020, at 07:21. Combat experience in the Manchurian Incident of 1931 and subsequent actions in Manchuria and northern China reaffirmed the Japanese army of the utility of machine guns to provide covering fire for advancing infantry. In 1935 the Imperial Japanese Navy decided to replace the earlier 40 mm Vickers "pom-pom" guns with a 25 mm Hotchkiss design. Later in the war, when ammunition supply was restricted, firing was held until the targets were within 800 meters range, dropping this ratio to as low as seven rounds per aircraft. Single mounts can be manually lowered into the submarine. Overall, it was more comparable to the 20mm Oerlikon, though vastly inferior to the 40mm Bofors weapons used by the US and allies in every respect except rate of fire (and only barely in that respect: the Bofors could put out a sustained 120 round/minute because of its constant-fire top-fed ammo clip design, whereas the 25mm's frequent ammo box changes lowered its nominal rate of fire to only half of its theoretical maximum of 260 rounds per minute).[11]. Type 96 Light Machine Gun was almost identical in construction to the Type 11 in that it was an air-cooled, gas-operated design based on the French Hotchkiss M1909 machine gun. I have family that goes back documented 500 years or close to that my aunt told me. The 25 mm Type 96 was widely used throughout the Japanese Navy with about 33,000 guns being produced with about 2,500 being used in stationary land mountings. History of the Type 96 Light Machine Gun-. The gun was normally used without a gun shield, although some multiple mounts on Yamato-class battleships were fitted with Ducol (High tensile steel) shields. Shipped with USPS Priority Mail. The Army’s Kokura Arsenal tested the Czech ZB vz. [4], Type of Anti-Aircraft/Anti-tank, Autocannon, A US military photograph of a captured dual gun emplacement on, China People's Revolution Military Museum, 100 mm (3.9 in) Type 98 anti-aircraft gun, 25 mm automatic air defense gun M1940 (72-K), http://www.miniatures.de/anti-tank-weapons-french.html, "1990s Bougainville civil war: WWII weapons", "Japanese Naval Ordnance, 25mm/60 caliber AA", https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Type_96_25_mm_AT/AA_Gun&oldid=995860116, Wikipedia articles needing page number citations from May 2020, Short description is different from Wikidata, Articles containing Japanese-language text, Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License. Everything for sale on ima-usa.com is completely legal to own, trade, transport and sell within the United States of America. It was considered an improvement over the model 11. It was also used by the Bougainville Revolutionary Army during the Bougainville Civil War which lasted from 1988-1998. RIA: Nambu Type 96 & Type 99 LMGs September 3, 2015Ian McCollumLight MGs, Video36 The Type 96 and Type 99 Nambu light machine guns were arguably the best LMGs used by any nation during WWII – they were light, handy, accurate, durable, and reliable. 26 machine gun, samples of which had been captured from the National Revolutionary Army of the Republic of China, and (after borrowing certain elements) issued a new design, designated the Type 96 light machine gun, in 1936. [5], Normally one tracer round was added every four or five rounds to aid laying. Many ship-based mounts also had splinter shields. A combination of unimpressive ballistic performance and a lack of reliability caused the Imperial Japanese Army to try and replace the Type 96 with the Type 99 Light Machine Gun, though both saw major usage until the end of the war. [1], The propellant was 102 grams of single-perforated, graphited grains of nitrocellulose approximately 2 millimeters in diameter and between 2.5 and 4.5 millimeters in length. MAC-10 9MM SUB MACHINE GUN. [4] By adjusting the gas valve setting it was possible to vary the rate of fire between 200 and 260 rounds per minute, with 220 rounds per minute being the standard setting. The Type 99 (九九式軽機関銃, Kyūkyū-shiki Kei-kikanjū) was a Japanese light machine gun designed by Kijirō Nambu. A locally-built variant of the French Hotchkiss 25mm anti-aircraft gun, it was designed as a dual-purpose weapon for use against armored vehicles and aircraft, but was primarily used as an anti-aircraft gun in fixed mounts with one to three guns. Everything for sale on ima-usa.com is completely legal to own, trade, transport and sell within the United States of America. In order to ensure reliable feeding (theoretically), Nambu resorted to oiling the cartridges via an oil pump in the magazine loader. Its accuracy, mobility, reliability, and skillful use by Japanese gunners who sought glory in death made a … The gun was produced at Kokura, Nagoya Arsenal and Mukden with total production about 41,000. Could not be lowered into the submarine. Both the Type 96 and Type 99 wereoften referred to as Nambus by US troops. Naval Technical Mission to Japan after the end of the war, Japanese military personnel said it was the most reliable Japanese anti-aircraft weapon, but second in effectiveness to the 100 mm (3.9 in) Type 98 anti-aircraft gun. To compensate for the problem, a ring was added to the sighting telescope to provide an additional offset for speeds up to 900 kilometers per hour. By placing an order, the buyer represents that he/she is in compliance with the law and will utilize the items in a lawful manner. The Type 93 overall looked and functioned very similarly to its counterpart, larger caliber anti-aircraft weapons such as the Type 96 Autocannon.It could fire a 13.2 mm … For questions or accessibility help - please call (908) 903-1200. However, the open hopper design of the Type 11 allowed dust and grit to enter into the gun, which was liable to jam in muddy or dirty conditions due to issues with poor dimensional tolerances. Short Video on the WW2 Japanese Type 97. This one ismissing the magazine, flash hider and that barrel adjustment nut. It was believed that this was to reduce wear on the rifling near the chamber. High explosive tracer self-destroying. Description This is a very fine deactivated example of a fairly early production, authentic WWII Japanese Type 96 Light Machine as produced by the Chuo Kogyo Kaisha factory under Kokura Arsenal. While the Japanese design was completely different internally it did resemble the Vz26 in its basic layout using the top feed magazine and a bipod mount. By Edwin F. Libby In the jungle fighting of the Pacific War the deadliness of the “Nambu Light,” as it commonly was known, was legendary. The Japanese Type 96 machine gun was an effective full-auto only automatic rifle which fired from an open bolt. The gun was capable of automatic fire only, although it was possible to fire single shots by briefly pulling the trigger. All Images and Text Copyright © 2003-2020 International Military Antiques Inc. All Rights Reserved. This model was superseded by the more powerful Type 99 machine gun chambered in 7.7 Japanese, and as production of the Type 99 ramped up, the Type 96 was discontinued. This is a discussion on My Japanese Type 96 LMG within the Guns forums, part of the Gun Forum category; From the WWII Era, I show you my family's Type 96 Light Machine Gun. It was first introduced in 1936, and fires the 6.5x50mm Arisaka from 30-round top-mounted magazines. Firing tests of these guns were conducted at Yokosuka Naval Arsenal in 1935. MINI UZI 9MM Machine Gun. Description: Pre-World War II Class III/NFA C&R Fully Automatic Japanese Type 96 Light Machine Gun This is a solid representative example of an early WWII Japanese Type 96 Light Machine Gun as produced by the Chuo Kogyo Kaisha factory under Kokura Arsenal in Dec 1938, (Showa date 13.12).This series of light machine guns, as developed by General Nambu was approved for use in … In this listing we have a World War II Japanese Type 96 Machine GunCleaning Kit and Spare Parts in original Leather Case. Every display machinegun and machine gun parts set and gun sold by IMA, Inc is engineered to be inoperable according to guidelines provided by the US Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (BATF). Type 92 Heavy MachineGun. Type 96 Model 4 mod 2 - Used on submarines in free-swinging single mounts. The Type 96 Japanese light machine gun was the invention of General Kijiro Nambu whose company he organized in1927, Nambu-Ju Seiosho, located in Nakano, Tokyo to manufacture ordnance under the supervision and contracts issued by the Imperial Japanese … It will be handed down from generation to generation. In fact the only other example we are aware of is one located in the National WWII Museum in New Orleans. Elevation and traverse were too slow, even with powered mounts; The sights were ineffective against high speed targets; Firing the multiple mounts caused excessive vibration, which reduced accuracy and prevented effective target tracking; Too little ammunition in each magazine resulted in a low overall rate of fire. The Type 96 Light Machine Gun (九六式軽機関銃 Kyūroku-shiki Kei-kikanjū) was a light machine gun used by the Japanese Imperial forces during World War II. The Type 95 sight was used on ship-based multiple mounts, in the case where the mount has a powered drive linked to a fire director it was used as a backup. 550 rounds per minute. [9], The Type 96 was a mediocre weapon compared to its contemporaries in other navies. It looks like the firing mechanism has been removed. jap type 96 lmg mags are very pricy, at last SAR show i say a guy who modifyed madsen 7mm LMG mags with brazed on pieces to fit in jap 96 i dont know how well they work, ive seen us M-14 mags adapted to jap 96, years ago i knew of a guy who bought a crappy dewat 96 that had a mag, just to get the mag and later parted out the gun, good luck, just sayn The Type 96 came into active service in 1936 and was intended to replace the older Type 11; however the Type 11 had already been produced in large quantities, and both weapons remained in service until the end of the war. Condition is "Used". Type 96 Model 3 - Used on warships in single free-swinging mounts. The Type 96 LMG had a curved 30-round box magazine and a cyclic rate of 550 rpm. In fact the only other example we are aware of is one located in the National WWII Museum in New Orleans. This is a solid representative example of an early WWII Japanese Type 96 Light Machine Gun as produced by the Chuo Kogyo Kaisha factory under Kokura Arsenal in Dec 1938, (Showa date 13.12).This series of light machine guns, as developed by General Nambu was approved for use in 1936/1937 but were not available in sizeable quantities until late 1940. The Type 96 (九六式軽機関銃, Kyūroku-shiki Kei-kikanjū) was a Japanese light machine gun designed by Kijirō Nambu. The Type 96 light machine gun (九六式軽機関銃, Kyūroku-shiki Kei-kikanjū) was a light machine gun used by the Imperial Japanese Army in the interwar period and in World War II. Please see our. Orange or red body. The Type 96 Japanese light machine gun was the invention of General Kijiro Nambu whose company he organized in1927, Nambu-Ju Seiosho, located in Nakano, Tokyo to manufacture ordnance under the supervision and contracts issued by the Imperial Japanese … This item is completely legal within the USA. Description. The Type 96 25mm Gun is a simple air-cooled gas operated design. Be the first to know of our latest discoveries and exclusive offers. Gun magazine laws, concealed weapons laws, laws governing new made display guns, airsoft guns, blank fire guns, and other items vary greatly by nation, state and locality. Not eligible for payment with Paypal or Amazon. After World War II it was used by Indonesian forces during the Indonesian National Revolution against Dutch forces notably during the Attack on Jogjakarta 1949. Designed as a replacement to the problem laden Type 11 machine gun, the Japanese Type 96 provided a welcome upgrade to the old hopper fed design of the Type 11. Legal Notice - International Military Antiques, Inc observes all Federal, State and local laws. All orders are subject to acceptance by IMA Inc, which reserves the right to refuse any order. The Japanese considered the 25 mm gun to be an excellent weapon, but it did not compare well to either the Bofors 40 mm or the Oerlikon 20 mm weapons used by the Allies. The type 97 tank gun however was a license built copy of the ZB design and used in the tanks of the Japanese army. A submarine-mountable version of the gun which made extensive use of stainless steel was also produced. [10] According to "US Naval Technical Mission to Japan report O-47(N)-2", all magazines had to be loaded by hand as no specialized loading equipment was ever developed. The side of the receiver is marked with the four … The earlier Type 11 Light Machine Gun was a lightweight machine gun, which could be easily transportable by an infantry squad into combat. These weapons were also used as anti-tank guns in some defensive actions in Pacific theaters and against land objectives in southeast Asia/Chinese mainland during the Pacific War. The complete round weighed approximately 820 g (1.81 lb) with the projectile weighing 320 g (0.71 lb). A locally-built variant of the French Hotchkiss 25mm anti-aircraft gun, it was designed as a dual-purpose weapon for use against armored vehicles and aircraft, but was primarily used as an anti-aircraft gun in fixed mounts with one to three guns. International Military Antiques, Inc observes all Federal, State and Local laws. The Japanese Type 96 - Designed by General Kijiro Nambu and introduced in 1936, this light, air-cooled machine gun is chambered for the 6.5mm cartridge. The Japanese 6.5mm Type 96 LMG was introduced in 1936. The Type 93 was an anti-aircraft machine gun that was used by Japan during World War II.. However, arms designer Kijiro Nambu did nothing to address the dimensional tolerance issue between the bolt and gun barrel, which led to frequent failures when fired cases became stuck in the chamber. The right side. Its predecessor, the Type 96, fired a 6.5mm round that had excellent range and accuracy, but … This GI WW2 bring back Type 96 trainer has been correctly demilled to BATF specs, with the original receiver having been cut, filled, welded and a 2" new made section inserted creating into a non-functional non-gun. The barrel is a forging screwed into the breech mechanism. This product is not available for international shipping. Original WWII Japanese Type 96 Trainer Display Machine Gun - Museum Quality – International Military Antiques. IMA works diligently to be aware of these ever changing laws and obeys them accordingly. The Nambu is an excellent LMG design – Japanese machine guns are largely derived from Hotchkiss systems, although the Type 96 is several generations removed from any French-made Hotchkiss. [4] The Type 96 was most effective when used at ranges of 1,000 meters or less. The Type 96 had a blade front sight and a leaf rear sight, with graduations from 200 to 1,500 meters, with windage adjustment. The first few weapons were built in France under the designation “Type 94” and “Type 95”, with the mass production model produced at the Yokosuka Arsenal being designated “Type 96”. The forward band was slightly smaller in diameter than the rear band. M10 Machine Gun. Rumors abound that these were pressed into service with live ammo at the end of the war (which we really doubt; it appears to be a simply blow back action that would blow itself apart on the first live round). 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