ok im gonna try to get as many pictures of Howa Type 89s as possible, and using cues from the pics, try to get general receiver dimensions, then tabulate the data and try to see if i can get anything that makes sense
gotta be careful to avoid airshit rifles. that stuffs big in nippon and obviously the Type 89 one is p. common there, so it shows up a lot in pics
phase one will just be to collect the pics. 89 is a relatively unknown rifle. nippon doesn't export it because of their laws, but its obviously heavily based on the AR18. i think the designers even made AR18s under contract for a while.
this is a long term autism project.
step 1: collect pictures
things to avoid>images of non-JIDF or American troops carrying a Type 89 (aka airshit larpers)>rifles at an expo being handled/not chained up (they're airshit rifles)>rifles that look beautifully made (they're airshit rifles)
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