d**ned hard item to find! There are a few (about 10-12) Type 96 LMG's here that were brought home from the Solomons but about half of them have no mags. Luckily mine is complete. ;D One came up at an auction last year (listed as a Bren mag!) and I chased it to $600 before giving up. I wanted a second one to go with my magazine loader.
Post by privatefjordy on Apr 5, 2009 18:54:18 GMT 1
Woodsy thanks for replying.
I know they fetch a lot of $ in the USA, but there have been quiet a few 96 and 99 magazines coming out of China in the past 2-3 years which should have had some impact on price. I should have bought one when I saw them, but I didn't expect to find a 96 for sale here so I didn't bother at the time.
Beside the magazine, my one is missing the covers for the ejection port and magazine opening, and the cover for the ejector. If I can't find replacements for these from the USA I'll have to make my own copy parts.
Post by privatefjordy on Jul 9, 2009 20:18:24 GMT 1
I've just realised that the ejector port cover I received from the USA is a Type 99 cover, the Type 96 cover extends a bit further forward. If anyone has the correct one that would be useful.
I'm still looking for an original Type 96 magazine. I missed one recently due to problems with my home pc. I didn't see the ad until it had been sold. If anyone knows of one for sale please let me know.