Chinese Arisaka in 7.62x39??

Discussion in 'Curio & Relic Discussion' started by Trez, Apr 17, 2012.

  1. Trez

    Trez Well-Known Member

    Looking around the web I came across this and I want one!! :D
    Apparently after China adopted the SKS and AK, they still had a bunch of Type 38 Arisakas left over that they captured from Japan, so they started to rebuild them into carbines that used the 7.62x39 round by replacing the barrel from a SKS..

    A little info from (Theres more if your interested):

    How hard do you guys think it would be to build one? The hardest thing I would think is getting a SKS barrel with out the gas system attachment... Would anybody know where to get one? Is there a similar barrel I could use?
    I like the looks of both rifles, the one with the Arisaka front sights and the SKS front sight and bayonet... So I dont care what the one I build looks like..
  2. TheOldMan

    TheOldMan New Member

    Why not just convert to 7.62x39 with a new barrel? You can buy barrel blanks in that caliber.. Just have a smith mate it to the arisaka action..