Just got a Type I rifle. Its a Carcano built to Type 38 specs. From what Ive read these were made for the Japanese Navy by the Italians. I guess the Japanese didnt care for them much and most were put into storage.
The one I just got has a perfect bore and crown, and doesnt look to be shot very much. It looks just like a Type 38 except for the Carcano bolt and action. It uses the same standard clips and bayonet as the Type 38 as well.
I have a few loaded 6.5 Jap rounds so hopefully I can go shoot it today!
...... I suffer from a very rare genetic defect that causes me to be sympathetic toward the International cause. There is no cure.