WW2 Japanese Arisaka OILER Rear Ammo Pouch OIL CAN
Up for auction is this original WWII Japanese rifle oiler that is designed to fit in the side cradle of a rear ammunition pouch. It seems many rear ammo boxes are missing this important component. I have this "orphaned" oiler that can complete someone's pouch. (I should add a disclaimer at this point, in that I can't guarantee this oiler will fit any specific pouch perfectly. The cradles can shrink with age and weathering, plus a very early pouch that was designed for the first type steel oiler, which was slightly shorter in stature, may have a shorter retaining strap.)This one is the second type can, made of black lacquered steel, with the dual caps. Most of these steel oilers had brass caps, but on this one, both the outer lid and the applicator cap, as well as the applicator rod, are made of steel that has a blued or black oxide finish. There is an inspection mark on the outer cap. It looks like "saka" , for the Osaka Arsenal. The oiler is in pretty good condition. As can be seen in the accompanying photos, there are some small scrapes and spots of lifting of the lacquer, with bare steel and areas of surface rust showing. I believe there should be a leather washer under the applicator cap, and that is missing. There might also be a missing washer that goes under the outer cap, like is present on the brass lidded version, but the cap threads clear down to the base, so possibly the Osaka model omitted this piece. Both caps will thread fine. The cloth swab looks securely attached to the steel rod, with a trace of oil still present (the can appears empty). ATTENTION INTERNATIONAL BIDDERS: Please be aware that there may be additional charges collected by your country's customs office or delivery service. Any custom duties, taxes, service fees, etc. that pertain to the importation of any item are not included in your payment, and are the sole responsibility of the buyer. All international shipments are insured for the full amount. I will combine shipping on multiple wins in a 6 day period, whenever feasible, to lower your shipping costs. I do not use an automated system, so you will need to wait for a combined invoice, or request one when you are through bidding on my items. Collectible and used items are sold on an as-is and described basis, and sales should be considered final. I take considerable care to accurately describe and photograph my items, but a mistake is always possible. Should there ever be a significant misrepresentation of an item, the buyer would be entitled to make a return for a full refund, including shipping costs both ways, as well as receiving an apology. If there is a question or problem with your order, please contact me. I will do my best to satisfy your concerns.