Type 96 Light Machine Gun

Quick Details

  • Caliber: 6.5 Japanese
  • Type: Fully-Automatic
  • Category: Belt-fed/Medium Machine Gun
  • Origin: Japan
  • Capacity: 25-round magazines

The Type 96 Light Machine Gun (九六式軽機関銃 Kyūroku-shiki Kei-kikanjū) was a light machine gun used by the Japanese Imperial forces during World War II. This actual machine gun was brought back to the United States by a US Marine and registered with the US government upon return. The weapon was manufactured in December of 1942 according to the markings on the receiver. The Type 96 came into active service in 1936 and was intended to replace the older Type 11; however the Type 11 had already been produced in large quantities, and both weapons remained in service until the end of the war. The Type 96 was regarded as rugged and reliable and feared by it’s foes.

Frequently Asked Questions


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  • Should something happen and you need a refund for your purchase online, there is a non-refundable 10% fee that will be taken out.

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  • Our minimum age for shooters is 10 years of age. Firearm selection is limited for shooters under the age of 14. Minors under the age of 18 must be accompanied by a legal guardian.

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  • Yes, please bring a valid form of photo identification (ie: driver’s license, passport, military ID, etc)