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Old 11-24-2012, 06:24 AM   #11
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Absolutely no markings from barrel bands that I can tell at least i looked for that when i got it too and the barrel is exposed
Something looks out of place...that model should have an upper hand guard and a swing out bayonet similar to the SKS. Looks like someone demilled it by removing the bayonet housing and the upper guard.

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I guess what im trying to ask is was it worth the 40 bucks for the rifle and the scope
Hard to tell what condition its in...but a working rifle with all the parts and matching numbers it's worth about 10 or more times what you paid for it. All rusted up with mismatched parts it's worth about what you paid for it.
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Hard to tell what condition its in...but a working rifle with all the parts and matching numbers it's worth about 10 or more times what you paid for it. All rusted up with mismatched parts it's worth about what you paid for it.
So the scope is the only thing I'll make money on probably
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So the scope is the only thing I'll make money on probably
From the looks of it, unless it's a rare collectors piece, not really but don't take my word on it...others here are much more knowledgeable on WWII military rifles and collectibles. The addition of the scope, the removal of the bayonet and the addition of the sling mount under the hand guard look like someone sporterized the rifle or bubba-ized it as the case may be. That pretty much killed all the collector value. On the bright side, the receiver and barrel may be of worth to someone looking to piece together a rifle

Send a PM to C3shooter he'll give you a better evaluation than I can...some more detailed pics of any markings would help as well.
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Alright it was worth the 40 to have this much fun looking into it and ive read nothing but good things about selling this type of scope and a buddy just looked at it said only surface rust very little pitting which is good for me the lenses are great and the cross hairs are still nice and tight

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I have the same markings on my Arisaka (Japanese), 6.5 cal., cav. carbine, Type 44.
P.O. Ackley did some testing on these actions and found them to be one of the strongest war time actions.
The bore should be chrome plated with very shallow appearing rifling (that's how they were made).
If you're looking to make money on this purchase I'd say it depends on how it shoots as it appears it has no collector value.
Is the bolt handle altered (bent down and not straight)?
If it shoots straight it's easily worth $100 to a person who wants a 6.5.
During the Burma campaign is was favored as a capture weapon to G.I.'s when the ran out of ammo. Can't remember if Gen. Merrill had a couple of these. They stripped them down (took the bayonet off and possibly the hand guard and definitely the rattling dust cover).
The safety takes a bit of getting used to. When you close the bolt, push on the rear of the bolt with your palm, and rotate it clockwise. To take the safety off, just reverse the procedure.
I always wanted to sporterize one of these until I found out what they were worth in their original condition and my eyesight went bad.

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If I found any rifle that could be cleaned up and taken to the range, I would feel it was worth more than $40. It is still a rifle. Not just a wall hanger right?

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It is a "sporterized" Arisaka. The front of the stock has been cut back and the top handguard removed. The scope was added here in the USA. Caliber? Take it to a gunsmith. It could have been rechambered/rebarreled.

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It was very common to rechamber these to take a .257 Roberts case. Check out the chamber before shooting it. There is no collectors value in a rifle of this type. The value as a shooter is really very low. It is hardly worth the cost of a box of 6.5 Jap ammo.

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With cleaning that, any shooter, has to be worth at LEAST $40. How can you go wrong for $40 unles it truly is all rusted together!?

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