I am updating a study on Japanese rigid feed strips.
There are still some unclear questions.
1°) Here are the three types of markings I have observed so far.
Can anyone provide an identification of the meaning of those markings : manufacturer logo or inspection marks ?
Why the kanji “mu” is found together with the Hoten arsenal (Mukden) symbol ?
Is there any other marking known on Japanese strips ?
2°) Strips manufactured at the Hoten Arsenal (Mukden) in Empire of Manchukuo (Manchuria).
Here is a sleeve with Manchurian markings.
I can’t recall what was the marking on the strip which was contained in that sleeve. Does anyone has such Manchurian sleeve with the strip still in it ? What is the marking ?
As the feed systems are at the intersection of weapon and cartridge collectors, I will try to post the same questions on a MG forum :-)
Thanks in advance for any help,