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Type 38 Carbine Mukden Arsenal Manchuria

Arisaka, Murata, Siamese, Korean, and North China Rifles
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Re: Type 38 Carbine Mukden Arsenal Manchuria

#16 Post by 72 usmc » Wed May 22, 2019 8:45 pm

Here is a link to a reference type 44 stock with wear from the saddle. Notice no finish on the worn wood from use on a horse:

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Milsurps library reference photo shot:
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Re: Type 38 Carbine Mukden Arsenal Manchuria

#17 Post by Hippycrowe » Wed May 22, 2019 10:04 pm

It was re arsenaled at one time I have redone about 20 Jap rifles I know what they look like sanded all Janaese rifles had varnise from the factory this one has the varnish on it.

I did find the barrel was changed on it at one point the marks don't quite line up and yes the Japanes did fix rifles when they were damaged.

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Re: Type 38 Carbine Mukden Arsenal Manchuria

#18 Post by 72 usmc » Thu May 23, 2019 12:18 am

Thanks. After some looking, it certainly is within the color range of Kokura M44 carbines:
Same M 44 carbine:
It appears the color is nuts on to yours, yellowish, rather than the redish or the dark dirty looking Japanese rifle.
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You are the best judge because it is in front of you, all I see is one small photo. I just wanted to provide readers with some examples of wood finish on Arisaka finishes-- lots of variations.


Hippycrowe's baby, Looks good on an enlargement:
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Re: Type 38 Carbine Mukden Arsenal Manchuria

#19 Post by slowbob2 » Thu May 23, 2019 9:17 am

The makers did use different color stain , Kokura is lighter and more yellowish , Mukden is not . The carbine Does NOT have a rebuild stamp on it . The Japanese did not use a table vice and a pipe wrench to change a barrel . Yes it is common for T-44's to have saddle wear , not T-38's . But it is going to be what you want it to be . Just look for a pissed of buyer if you ever sell it as an original .

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