Japanese Type-26 Revolver
Used before and up through WWII. John Marklewitz collection.
Japanese Type-14 pistol
Type-14 pistol used before and up through WWII. This example is from the John Marklewitz collection.
Italian Breda Model 30 light machine gun.
Used extensively in the Italian colonial wars during the 30's and through WWII in all theaters.
Japanese T38 long rifle
Japanese rifle that served throughout WWII and earlier. It was supposed to be superseded by the T99, but continued to serve throughout the war.
Italian M38 Short Rifle
This is an Italian, caliber 6.5 rifle of WWII. These rifles were initially made in 7.5, but reverted to the earlier caliber as the war amped up. This is a 1940 dated example. When I say short rifle, I am using Hobb's nomemclature not Italian. I really like the Italian firearms. Very interesting for me.
Austro-Hungarian long rifles of WWI vintage. Primary rifle of AH forces during WWI, though they did use other models as well as captured models as well. There is a shorter carbine model that I will present next. It fascinates me that these came from an Empire that no longer exists...since 1918!
Austro-Hungarian Carbine M95
This short carbine was issued to artillerymen, cavalry and Austrian Stormtroops for the narrow trenches. This particular piece was picked up by a US soldier in 1919, in the Isonzo area, and has his information engraved in the stock. See next photo. If the piece could only talk!
The Sugiura Shiki pistol is an interesting collector's item and highly valued. A very small number were made for the Japanese army in occupied China during WWII. This particular example, is not owned by me(unfortunately), but was presented at a militaria gathering at my home back in 2005. It was a real treat to be able to see and handle it!