Arisaka Type 38 Carbine
Japanese Arisaka Type 38 Short rifle chambered in 6.5 Jap. This rifle is in very good condition overall. Cosmetically this rifle is in very good condition. There is 80% of the original bluing remaining. The mum has been ground off, which is common with Arisaka rifles. The wood furniture has minor handling marks, there is a gap between the two piece stock, but it does not affect the function of the rifle. The bore is bright and mirror-like with strong lands and grooves. Mechanically this rifle is in very good condition and it functions as it should. This rifle was made in the Kokura Arsenal and is marked in Japanese characters "38 Type". This rifle is not matching, the front barrel band and bolt are not matching. This rifle is not import marked. This rifle would make an excellent addition to a Japanese small arms collection! C&R eligible!