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Taiyo-Juki Arco International Shotgun

Discussion in 'Rifle & Shotgun Discussion' started by Traveler, Jan 21, 2012.

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    I recently inherited a Taiyo-Juki Arco International 20 guage single-shot shot gun from my father-in-law. It was in pieces in his garage and my MIL (and no one else) wanted it, so I brought it home with me.

    It appears that there is a clip that holds the forearm on (and therefore the barrel).

    Does anyone know anything about these guns? There is extremely limited info available on the internet.

    I know that he bought it while on leave in Tokyo in the mid 1950's when he was stationed in post-war Korea. I saw some listed on armslist and other websites for $40-60, so obviously it doesn't have great value. But, it would be nice to fix up for my kids.

    Does anyone know where to find a parts list or schematic for Taiyo-Juki guns? I hate to spend a lot of money fixing it up, since it doesn't have great intrinsic value. My FIL had used duct tape to hold the forearm on. I sure don't want to do that!

    Thanks in advance for anyone who can help.
     
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    I tried to find some info on that one but I got nuthin'. Couldn't even find parts listed on Numrich's site.
     
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    a couple pics would be nice
    1. receiver area
    2. area where you need a part
    3. whole gun

    if they were ever imported to the US may have been under another name.
    or if a copy of another brand. somebody may be able to help identify it.
     
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    I'll get some pics up as soon as I can.
     
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    Taiyo-Juki 1a.jpg

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    Taiyo-Juki 6.jpg
    The black piece on the top is the one I'm pretty sure is broken.
    (Click on each picture to enlarge.)
     
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    Taiyo-Juki 8.jpg
    Interestingly, it only says 'guage' without giving the actual guage...

    Taiyo-Juki 10.jpg
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    its a knock-off of a winchester model 37. don't know if 37 parts would be a close enough fit or not.
     
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    If you could figure out what the part needed to look like you could have someone proba fab something one-off for you. A buddy who has access to a machine shop or something. You could probably make it work.
     
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    Thanks Mr Ed. I'll take a look at it and see if I can make it work.
     
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    I've thought about that, too. Of course, the problem for me is having no idea what it's supposed to look like. :/
     

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