I'm over the moon right now. Only 29,000 Japanese Type 11s were made over a period of 20 years, and almost all were destroyed obviously. It's a funky machine gun with an odd, but cool feeding system, and was designed in 1922, when guns were skillfully machined with tight tolerances, because countries still had the time and resources needed to build guns that way. I have wanted one for years but finding one was hard, and finding one that was nice was seeming to be impossible.
After years of looking for the right one, I have finally found it! It's a matching and original nearly mint condition example from the Kokura, Tokyo factory, and was made in April of 1942. It runs perfectly too! Just as good as finding the gun itself, are all of the parts and spare parts included with it! Original sling, muzzle cover, spare bolts, springs, barrel, pins, etc. You just DO NOT find spare parts for these guns! The seller was a super nice guy, and I feel lucky to have found this package deal, as I probably would have never found a package like this one ever again. Thanks for looking!
Edited by michaelkih, 11 June 2018 - 07:43 AM.