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Old 11-14-2009, 05:04 AM   #1
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Can any one tell me much about this rifle? What is it worth? I know it's worth the cordless drill that I traded it for. But aside from that. How old do you suspect it is? It's a Arisaka type 38, 6.5x 50 (6.5jap). After a lot of research and looking at other Type 38's online, I come to realize that this one has obviously been re-worked. It still has the mum insignia intact and all the numbers are still visable and quit clear. After around 50 rounds (by my own hands and who knows how many rounds prior to me) still groups < 1.25" @ 100yrds. The rifling still in good shape and shows no obvious signs of abuse and/or neglect.

Any info will be greatly appreciated.
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Old 11-14-2009, 06:25 AM   #2
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It's trash, you could get really hurt. Send it to me.

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A 6.5 is a great caliber, even in Jap. You have a nice rifle. I also have one, but it's completely original, right down to the mum,etc. Dad brought it home from the jungles of Burma during the Second World War.Again, good looking gun..

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Nice stick Justen.

Besides, no one says "I need more drills!"

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whats the name on the butt.Its worth whatever some one wants to pay.its not colectable.

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Mum intact or not, It is a $150.00 rifle max. Nice looking shooter, but still an altered rifle. If it were not drilled and tapped for a scope, the action may have been worth more. Good hog gun!

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Thanks guys

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If it was all original with mum intact it would be worth more than $150. But they are good shooters and known to be strong actions. I too have one that was converted into a 6.5x57mm Shoots good enough for 100 maybe 200 yard shots on deer.

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Justen..!! You've got my rifle (lol) I swear I have the same rifle at home in one of my lockers right now.

In my opinion, you've got a very nice rifle there. If it were all original with the mum, it obviously would be worth more. I have seen them go for $400 or more for all original condition. The coolest thing about these Jap rifles though is that they are supposed to have the strongest actions of any rifles that were out there during its time and perhaps even by todays standards.

There were tests run in the states to see what it would take to get one of these rifles to fail and even firing into a blocked barrel, the action showed no signs of failing. Even the "last ditch" rifles are great actions to build off of.

You've got a keeper and a darn nice looking hunting rifle. 6.5 Japanese was the original caliber for the type 38. the other was 7.7 Japanese.

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Justen..!! You've got my rifle (lol) I swear I have the same rifle at home in one of my lockers right now.

In my opinion, you've got a very nice rifle there. If it were all original with the mum, it obviously would be worth more. I have seen them go for $400 or more for all original condition. The coolest thing about these Jap rifles though is that they are supposed to have the strongest actions of any rifles that were out there during its time and perhaps even by todays standards.


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Hatcher would disagree. He considered the M1 action the strongest military action for it's day.
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