I got a new Arisaka today.. Its a Type 38 cavalry carbine? I didnt even know there were Arisaka carbines.. I guess the Japanese used them like we used the M1 carbine... The stock has been sporterized but the rifle still has the mum..
It looks like the carbine stocks/parts are hard to come by, I was thinking of getting a shortened/sporterized type 38 long rifle stock for cheap and trying to convert it to a "factory looking" carbine stock... They look like they only have slight differences.. what do you think?
Here it is next to my Type 99... (The bayonet is longer than the barrel!!