Weight: Unloaded, 122 lbs (55.3 kg)
Overall Length: 45.5 in (1156 mm)
Muzzle velocity: 2400 f.p.s.
Cyclic Rate of Fire: 450 rpm
Magazine: 30 round strip
Ammunition: Reduced-charge version of Meiji 30
Barrel: 27.5 in (698 mm), 4 grooves, right hand
Effective Range: 1000 yds
As explained in the rifle section, both the
Chinese and the NK began the Korean War with a
large number of Japanese WWII weapons.
The 7.7mm (.3031 cal) Type 92
Shiki "semi-rimless" and 99 Shiki
rimless both probably saw action in Korea, but
the Type 92 would have been more widely used. We
can't be sure, because at the time such
polyglot weapons would have been in use by the
CCF they were thoroughly kicking our butts and we
rarely captured any of their arms.
The 92 could use both the rimless
and the rimmed 7.7 round, and it was one of the
most widely used weapons by the Japanese army in
WWII. The rate of fire was low, and it had a
curious stuttering effect, causing it to be
nicknamed the "woodpecker", although it
didn't sound at all like that bird. But,
troops on the receiving end of this weapon never
had any problem identifying it.