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easterner123 01-12-2009 09:12 PM

Arisaka
 
My uncle has an early model of an arisaka rifle. All we know is that it is japanese in orgin, and that it seems to have seen it's share of use. How much would one of these be worth in "fair"condition? (By the way, it is pre WWII in manufacture)

ScottG 01-12-2009 09:18 PM

If it has the imperial mum intact, it will be worth more than one ground off after the war. You'd probably get about $150 for one in "fair" condition. I've seen ones like that for around $250 at local gun shows.

easterner123 01-13-2009 01:25 AM

thanks scott g. ill look more into the serial number, from when he let me see it the serial number was still there.

ScottG 01-13-2009 01:42 AM

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They wouldn't necessarily remove the serial number. They ground off the imperial mum, the insignia of the emperor. Like this pic taken from Wikipedia

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janikphoto 01-13-2009 11:55 AM

I've seen "fair" condition models at pawn shops for $150. I think only the pristine ones will fetch a pretty penny.

easterner123 01-13-2009 08:11 PM

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Originally Posted by ScottG (Post 62017)
They wouldn't necessarily remove the serial number. They ground off the imperial mum, the insignia of the emperor. Like this pic taken from Wikipedia

Attachment 869

Ah, I see. I'll have to ask him to send me pictures of it. When I looked at it, the only scratched part was the wooden stock and a couple on the barrel, I'll double check and post some pictures.

Benning Boy 01-13-2009 08:15 PM

For some reason, original bayonets are harder to find than the rifle.

janikphoto 01-13-2009 09:09 PM

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Originally Posted by Benning Boy (Post 62251)
For some reason, original bayonets are harder to find than the rifle.

like cleaning rods for the mauser, some accessories are more rare than the firearms they belonged to...

Benning Boy 01-13-2009 10:27 PM

True. Somewhere is a warehouse, and some guy is looking at a crate of metal sticks, thinking "Wonder what these were for?":)

ScottG 01-14-2009 08:15 PM

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Originally Posted by janikphoto (Post 62273)
like cleaning rods for the mauser, some accessories are more rare than the firearms they belonged to...

The cleaning rods for German WWII mausers were discarded by the USSR in order to make them fit treaty obligations after the war. They just threw them away and changed some screws to allow them to be kept according to arms agreements. That's why authentic rods are hard to find.


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