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box of 7.7 japanese ammo head stamped 44

Article about: found this box of ww2 Japanese ariska ammo 2 rds shy of full. i beleve its 7.7.picked it up at the flea market few months back wanted to share. it was a 5.00 purchase the box has Japanese wr

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    Default box of 7.7 japanese ammo head stamped 44

    found this box of ww2 Japanese ariska ammo 2 rds shy of full. i beleve its 7.7.picked it up at the flea market few months back wanted to share. it was a 5.00 purchase the box has Japanese writing on the box . head stamped 44 and some Japanese symbles on the cartdige itself. theres about 23rds i think. didnt want to take back out of box. very fradgile. but all the ammo is the same,
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    I believe that is US made ammo in 7.92x57 caliber for the Chinese. I will look for a picture of it......Pete.
    JEDEM DAS SEINE

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    Is this the same headstamp?
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    JEDEM DAS SEINE

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    yep same stamp. so what gun would it be made for. do you know. thanks

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    These would work in any 8mm K98 type rifle,the Chinese made their own copies of the German Mauser rifle....Pete.
    JEDEM DAS SEINE

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    thanks. chinesse copy everything. interesting

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    Whatever it is, its got to be worth $5.00 surely?

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    De finitely worth $5,here`s a better pic of the label,what it roughly says is,
    American Arsenal
    7.9 ammunition
    20 pieces.....it was made by Western Cartridge Co.
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    The right ideograph reads "mi" [America] and the left ideograph reads 七九 [79]. Both the Chinese and Koreans call America 美国 Miguo/Miguk [Beautiful Country].

    Possibly this ammo was manufactured in the USA in 1979?

    Etymological Rabbit-Hole:
    The Korean pronunciation of 美国 is 미국 miguk [me-gook]. As the "war story" goes, during the Korean War American GIs began to call Koreans "gook" because they thought the Koreans were saying "Me Gook" [I'm a gook] when in fact they were saying (in Korean) "Americans!" Since that time, the term has been used solely as a pejorative against Asians and only Asians.

    I apologize for writing the pejorative, but I do so only to educate on the etymology.

    --Guy

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    if were manufactored in 1979, why would it have a headstamp 44. i take it the 44 doesant stand for the year made. thanks for the translation of the ideograph. deadeye

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