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Old 06-28-2014, 11:58 PM   #1
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I can scratch Japan off my WWII powers list now because I just got an Arisaka Type 38 Carbine. I've been wanting one for a while now, but haven't found one that had what I was looking for. After a quick Google search I found out it's a second series Type 38 made between 1933 and 1940, the mum is intact, and it's a Kokura factory rifle. The only downside is the stock has been sporterized (luckily it's the only sporterized part), and stocks are hard to find and cost more than what I got the rifle for. I was told the bore is a little dark, and the rifling is "very evident". I have found that 6.5x50 is hard too come by as well, but I can probably just reload it, although Graf and Sons had it for $16/box but they were sold out. What else should I know about these rifles? What is y'alls opinion? All feedback is appreciated!

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Keep it authentic and period specific.


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The only thing I'm planning on doing to it is putting it in an original stock. I read somewhere that these don't accept bayonets. I'll then get a period correct sling and cleaning rod. Gonna return her to her original condition.

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Great find!!!

Who made it I cant quite see..

Heres a great site to help you identify your Arisaka: http://oldmilitarymarkings.com/japanese_markings.html

You do appear to have a actual T38 carbine, not the more common cut down Calvary carbine.
All Arisakas accept bayonets, its a major part of Japanese training. Its just the standard Type 30 bayonet (Except the type 44 has a folding one)

Be prepared to pay big bucks if you want authentic parts. I paid $300 for my stock with hardware and went with a aftermarket sling and cleaning rod. A real cleaning rod is $100+, and slings are worth more than the rifles are. Numrich has repro stocks for $150, my cleaning rod and sling were $20 each off ebay.

Heres a couple pics of my T38 carbine:

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I looked on Fleabay and saw a stock for $88 and free shipping but it had a few days left, I'll have to give it a more thorough look later. I saw a T38 carbine accessory kit on Gunbroker and it had a sling, cleaning rod, and muzzle protector (all repros) for $45 IIRC. I see tables of Arisaka bayonets at gunshows around here, so that wouldn't be a difficult find.

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I looked on Fleabay and saw a stock for $88 and free shipping but it had a few days left, I'll have to give it a more thorough look later. I saw a T38 carbine accessory kit on Gunbroker and it had a sling, cleaning rod, and muzzle protector (all repros) for $45 IIRC. I see tables of Arisaka bayonets at gunshows around here, so that wouldn't be a difficult find.
Is it a actual carbine stock? True carbine stocks brings some bucks, Its definitly worth it to get all the hardware too, piece by piece will be expensive.
Do you know who made your T38? Yours looks nice enough to hold out and get one by the correct arsenal and type.
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Is it a actual carbine stock? True carbine stocks brings some bucks, Its definitly worth it to get all the hardware too, piece by piece will be expensive.
Do you know who made your T38? Yours looks nice enough to hold out and get one by the correct arsenal and type.
I think Kokura made it, I looked on that site you recommended as we were negotiating and I know it's a second series T38 Carbine and only one factory made them for the second series. Kokura from 1933-1940. The one on eBay didn't have all the hardware IIRC. The description said it was a carbine stock, the seller was parting out 5 Arisakas. I'll check eBay again to make sure.
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It looks to have everything but the barrel bands. I don't know if the bayo lug is attached because the pictures don't show it. http://www.ebay.com/itm/111386373186

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It looks to have everything but the barrel bands. I don't know if the bayo lug is attached because the pictures don't show it. http://www.ebay.com/itm/111386373186
You need one with a flat buttplate like in the pic, not a cupped one like in the auction.

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