How old is my Miroku shotgun?

How old is my Miroku shotgun?

The MK70 was introduced in the mid 1990s, so your gun can only be about 15 years old at the most. The real key to age is not the serial number alone, but the two letters which follow it. These letters form a date code. It works like this: Z=1, Y=2, X=3, W=4, V=5, T=6, R=7, P=8, N=9 and M=0.

Are Miroku shotguns any good?

The Miroku MK38 is, in our opinion, one of the best guns on the market. Well balanced and steady to shoot, it is second to none in terms of reliability – all features that make it an ideal entry-level gun, and one you wouldn’t necessarily need or want to upgrade in a hurry.

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What does Miroku mean?

Maitreya Buddha
From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Miroku may refer to: Japanese for “Maitreya Buddha”: as prophesied by the Buddha before entering nirvana.

Are Miroku and browning the same?

Miroku continues to distribute its own line of firearms separate from the Browning brand. Miroku brand shotguns are highly regarded and often used by Japan’s Olympic teams in shotgun events.

Where is the serial number on a Miroku Browning?

To find the year of proof of your (Post 1975) Browning or Miroku shotgun you’ll need to find the Serial Number. On most over and under shotguns this should be situated under the top lever…. and on Semi-Autos somewhere on the receiver…. In the Serial number there are two letters together – This is your date code.

Where to find the year of proof on a Miroku shotgun?

To find the year of proof of your (Post 1975) Browning or Miroku shotgun you’ll need to find the Serial Number. On most over and under shotguns this should be situated under the top lever… and on Semi-Autos somewhere on the receiver…

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What was the original name of the Miroku gun?

Model identification is very important when ordering parts for these old guns, especially the top lever springs for the Over/Under guns. Apparently initially the guns may have sold under the Miroku name, then Chas Daly started importing them using their name.

What are the different types of Miroku over / under shotguns?

The 4th type used coil springs for the mainsprings, ejector hammers and the top lever springs. These coil springs proved quite a bit more reliable. Here we cover mostly the O/U guns, however the single barrel trap guns are essentially an O/U with the bottom barrel missing AS #2224-12-T1, #2224 -12-T2, #2224 -12-T3, #2224-20-T1, ETC.