Arisaka 38, Unknown Further

Discussion in 'Curio & Relic Discussion' started by blackdouglas, Aug 24, 2012.

  1. blackdouglas

    blackdouglas New Member

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    I recently inherited an Arisaka Type 38. Past that, that is all I know. It never had the mum, which I found odd. It is very old, from what I can tell. The serial is worn, but I think it's 6386. The Arsenal mark is something I've not been able to find either. It looks like a box missing the right wall with either a circle or a half-moon with the horns facing up. Everything appears to match, but it's seen better days. Anybody got any ideas?
     

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  3. Trez

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    Hmmm.... Do you know if its ever been shot? It could be a trainer, meant to fire blanks. Is there any rifling in the bore?

    very strange that there is no mum or school marking.... :confused:
     
  4. c3shooter

    c3shooter Administrator Staff Member

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  5. blackdouglas

    blackdouglas New Member

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    No, it's a Jinsen type 38, made somewhere between '39 and '40. Turns out there's a very, very faded star on it. If you look in the second picture next to the 6, it's barely, BARELY visible.
     
  6. -06

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    5 or 7 mm? Probably a "Jap 25". My old hunting bud has one that is still very accurate. His dad brought it back from the Pacific (WWII).
     
  7. c3shooter

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    You, sir, are hereby nominated for the Eagle Eye Award! That star was hard to pick up, even with magnification cranked up. Good job!
     
  8. blackdouglas

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    LOL! I wish I could take the credit, but a friend of mine spotted it first. Took us looking at the picture though. The lighting made it easier to spot.