Type 44 Arisaka Carbine Question

Discussion in 'General Rifle Discussion' started by Luftwagen, May 10, 2012.

  1. Luftwagen

    Luftwagen New Member

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    hey everyone, new here so bear with me
    just a quick question about my type 44
    not sure how popular they are on this fourm and how many people own them but....
    where the heck do yall get your ammo? ive been around most places on the net and shops in my area (chicago) but im pretty much coming up with around 30$ for a box of 20 (with tax) i know military surplus is pretty much non existant since the US dumped nearly all the jap ammo at the end of the war into the sea, but does anyone have a good lead on cheaper ammo than what im finding? love shooting the gun but the cost to do so is killing me

    2nd question, what are type 44's going for these days? i have great historical knowledge of the rife and its history, but as far as attaching a price to it im lost

    info as follows
    type 44 Arisaka Carbine
    Series 2 made at Nagoya 1933-1940
    serial #73**
    All Matching parts and mint condition besides the attempted mum grinding

    also i didnt bother taking pictures or anything yet but if people are interested enough i can upload some


    any help or additional info would be greatly appreciated!
     
  2. c3shooter

    c3shooter Administrator Staff Member

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    Welcome to the forum! When you get a second, stop by the intro thread, say howdy, and tell us about yourself.

    There was a LOT of MILSURP ammo is 6.5 and 7.7 Jap. Unfortunately, you missed it. That was 20 years ago. Problem was, they quit making it (milsurp, that is) in 1945.

    We have the usual suspects for cheap(er) ammo, such as ammo man, etc- but if you plan on shooting much, get a copy of The ABCs of Reloading, and start reading.

    EDIT- there are "book" values that tell you what a gun has sold for, but if you are signed up for gunbroker or auction arms, you can look at COMPLETED sales, and compare the looks of what sold at what price to what YOU have.
     
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  3. opaww

    opaww New Member

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    Hello Luftwagen and welcome to the forum, now to answer one of your questions, the rifle you got is not worth anything and you should send it to me so I can dispose of it properly. Just kidding gratz on one fine rifle, you should enjoy many years of good shooting with it. As far as ammo goes you might try Cheeper then Dirt, When I am at Knob Creek gun range tomarrow I will see if Kenny has any and how much it goes for.
     
  4. cottontop

    cottontop Guest

    I agree with the Dirty Old Man. It might be a good time to consider reloading.
    cottontop
     
  5. Trez

    Trez Well-Known Member

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    Start reloading!! Thats what what I do with my Arisakas! :)

    As far as value... Cant tell you, everybody tells me I get mine dirt cheap... I havent paid over $200 for one yet, and they both have the Mums!
     
  6. 303tom

    303tom Well-Known Member

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    Don`t have a 44, but I do have a 38, it cost me a little over $300.00 & yes they are a little expensive to shoot at 35 bucks a box.............
     
  7. Luftwagen

    Luftwagen New Member

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    Thanks for the warm welcome guys, ill stop by the intro thread and do a proper introduction when i have some time

    reloading myself is something ive seriously started to consider (although i have no experience in it and very little knowledge) i have been looking into and reading a bunch of stuff on it....everything here just confirms that it probably would be the best bet for the long run because this rifle is defiantly a keeper for me.

    for those of you who do reload Arisakas though
    what the basic, bare bones tools/equipment needed for reloading 6.5x50 rounds? ive seen some press and accessories kits can get in the range of 1,000$ and thats certainly not something i cant afford to invest in and im sure there are cheaper alternatives but whats really worth it and practical?

    opaww, last time i checked "cheaper than dirt" wont ship to me here
    im across the border from chicago and still in "crook" county
    ive also had problems with a few other sites when trying to ship ammo here
    but if you could look into it at your local range and see if they have something laying around, or maybe your buddy knows of a friend whos got a guy with a stockpile of it i would be more than willing to set up an arrangement to buy some
     
  8. opaww

    opaww New Member

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    I asked Kenny at Knob Creek range and he has boxes of 20 7.7jap for $14 and he also has Hornandy for $30, The $14 is an off brand I don't remember what though. Just plan a trip to knob creek one weekend and buy up a bunch.
     
  9. 303tom

    303tom Well-Known Member

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    You can go to Midway right now & get everything you need to start reloading rounds for right around 200 bucks..............
     
  10. 303tom

    303tom Well-Known Member

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    The Type 99 & The Type 4 Auto. Rifle were the only two chambered in the 7.7x58.........
     
  11. Luftwagen

    Luftwagen New Member

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    thats correct, the type 44 i have is 6.5X50
     
  12. Luftwagen

    Luftwagen New Member

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    awesome! thats great news, ill look into that ASAP