Originally Posted by MikeBofAZ
Sorry its been a minute since I commented but i have been doing alot of careful derusting on my own because it is sporterized I figure it holds no value in that sense but it appears to marked with 7.7 for its bore and its cleaning up well ill post pics when it's done
Before you shoot it I would suggest having a gunsmith do a casting of the chamber. The original Arisaka type 44 was chambered for 6.5 x 55mm I believe, if it is marked 7.7 it may have been rechambered at some point or the barrel was swapped or counterbored for a type 99, 7.7 x 58mm, actually that wouldn't be a surprise given the modifications already made.
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