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    I looked at the pictures on the other post and the mum was cancelled out as is customary when taken out of service and used as a school trainer. Once cancelled, itís not as collectible as a full mumíd rifle.

    Depends on the collector but some will take a ground mum over a trainer as ground meant it was still in survive at the surrender. A cancelled trainer can still be shot if if itís serviceable but again...it depends on the collector.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ronnieboy View Post
    I looked on gunbroker, they range from 200 to 1800, quite a range, I think mine looks better than the 1800 one, least the mum is better too.
    As others have said, your rifle had been removed from service and re-issued for school use for a reason....it was worn out, period!

    It was built in the 1912 time frame at the Tokyo Artillery Arsenal in Koishikawa district, (not the Kokura factory and not a 20th series as indicated in your photo shoot). If it is matching, every numbered part will match the 1-3 digit number stamped on the bottom of the receiver at the recoil lug location. Does it hold some value, yes, to the person who might be looking for a worn out service rifle converted to school use. It is not a highly desirable collectable.

    Since you have not placed it in the for sale section of this board over the last three weeks, I assume you are trolling for bidders. I, along with others would advise you to place it for sale on GunBroker or Gun Auctions, with no reserve, in the appropriate category with lots of photos of every part and marking that you can find. It will then bring the fair market value of several thousands of potential buyers. Your question of what is it worth will then be solved. I hope you find this information useful.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jangle View Post
    place it for sale on GunBroker or Gun Auctions, with no reserve, in the appropriate category with lots of photos
    Agreed, the very best way. Then let the chips fall...
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    i would like for all my rifles to be this worn out, yes the mum has a school stamp, not a big bar or file stamp. i feel you are wrong . The gun works perfectly. has much rifleing, and solid stock. I dont have to sell it. I thought someone would like to have this weapon of Japanicon. Sorry , i was wrong. .I definately NOT going to give it away as you suggest on gb. And, i didnt know anything about a forsale section . I dont do this for a hobby or a living.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ronnieboy View Post
    I dont have to sell it.
    I'm sure I'm missing something here. I think if you look on some of the sites and see what others exactly like it are selling for, then put an ad on our WTS forum...someone will approach you. I'm surprised several people haven't already contacted you to buy it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ronnieboy View Post
    I definately NOT going to give it away as you suggest on gb.
    Where are all these rifles being given away on gunbroker? Where do I find them?



    If you won't sell it at auction with no reserve, and don't have any idea what you want for it, people most likely will not magically give you an offer you will be happy with. Watch the auction for a couple weeks...put every similar rifle that comes up on your watchlist so you can see the final price. Pick somewhere around the median as your starting price, or whatever you would be happy getting, and sell it at auction if you want to make as much as you can, or post your price here in the WTS.
    Maybe you have no inquiries because many people shy away from sellers that operate on a "...how much would you give me for it..." model. It's the easiest way to get suckered - especially if the buyer is new to a certain model. I prefer business with honesty on both sides. Thank God the Quakers invented price tags.

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