Anyone have a recommendation for Arisaka info?

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Anyone have a recommendation for Arisaka info?

Post by MPF » Tue Jan 20, 2015 5:41 pm

I apologize for straying away from our beloved Krag's for a moment.  I picked up an "almost free" Arisaka yesterday.  And it doesn't have the common markings I see on webpages.  I was hoping someone could steer me to a friendly Arisaka Guru or appropriate board where I might get some help identifying this beast. 
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Mitch

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Re: Anyone have a recommendation for Arisaka info?

Post by JOHN42768 » Tue Jan 20, 2015 6:57 pm

Military Surplus Collectors Forum,  Japanese Militaria at Castle-Thunder.com  are a couple. John

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Post by psteinmayer » Tue Jan 20, 2015 11:34 pm

If you send me a private message, I can give you my email address, and then you can send me some pictures to help identify what you have.  I have a few Arisakas, and know a lot of the info... plus, I can put you in touch with some other experts!

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Re: Anyone have a recommendation for Arisaka info?

Post by Zgun » Wed Jan 21, 2015 11:41 am

Gunboards.com has a very active and knowledgeable forum.

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Re: Anyone have a recommendation for Arisaka info?

Post by Top Dean » Wed Jan 28, 2015 3:39 am

Hi,
  I also have a 7.7 long serial number less that 6000, and still has all markings and the rear site is still intact, only missing is the mono pod and the barrel end cap. I look forward to helping you and sharing may info and help with you.

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Re: Anyone have a recommendation for Arisaka info?

Post by Top Dean » Sat Jan 31, 2015 2:25 am

while your rifle has the shape of a type 38, it seems to be missing and not removed makings and I have never seen a bole like that on a Jap rifle. what round does it shot and can use a few more pics if possible.

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Mystery Solved. Thank You Group Members.

Post by MPF » Sat Jan 31, 2015 8:23 am

Thanks to the group for the advise and the members that confirmed my internet research.

What I have is an Arisaka type I.  I as in Italian.  It was manufactured by Carcano for the Japanese in about 1938.  No Mum, no Japanese markings, different bolt.  Interesting and somewhat rare but not worth much (which is fine, I didn't buy it for an investment).

Here is an good link describing the history of the rifle.  http://members.shaw.ca/nambuworld/typeipix.htm

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