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Thai Carbine T91

#1 Post by vandle » Sat Aug 19, 2017 9:26 am

I had posted these photos previously on the old SRF form

These carbines were created from Type 38 rifles after the end of WW2 from rifles supplied to Thailand from Imperial Japan.
Basically the rifles were shortened to carbine length at the Thai Arsenal.
The Thais had a love affair with the M1 Cabine which were supplied by the allies during ww2 in limited numbers.
They tried to replicate the look with these T91 Carbines by inleting the butt stock to accept the M1 Carbine slings
and shorten the fore stock.
Some bolts handles were bent.
Numbers of these carbines vary but approx 5000 may have been produced, supplied to the army and police.
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Re: Thai Carbine T91

#2 Post by vandle » Sat Aug 19, 2017 9:31 am

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Re: Thai Carbine T91

#3 Post by indy1919a4 » Sun Aug 20, 2017 5:49 pm

Those are beauties... I love how they cut down the T91 and made it into a carbine , I never heard that production number before... many thanks for that

Do you know is the "6.5 Jap" on that side is that from the Importer or part of the Thai conversion process?????

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Re: Thai Carbine T91

#4 Post by vandle » Sun Aug 20, 2017 7:32 pm

I'm not sure but would suspect that's are requirement for the importer.
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Re: Thai Carbine T91

#5 Post by nmcollektor » Fri Sep 01, 2017 2:54 pm

They actually converted these for both the Army and the Thai Police forces. The markings are slightly different on them.

On the Police version, the chamber area is marked with the Royal Thai National Police emblem - different than the Chakra seen above.

I'm fortunate enough to own both after years of looking for the Police variant. I'll try to dig them out this weekend to take a pic of the Police emblem for reference.

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#6 Post by vandle » Sat Sep 02, 2017 12:52 am

Hi nmcollektor

That would be great, can you confirm if the police variant has the straight bolt at all.

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Re: Thai Carbine T91

#7 Post by indy1919a4 » Sat Sep 02, 2017 7:29 pm

nmcollektor wrote:
Fri Sep 01, 2017 2:54 pm
They actually converted these for both the Army and the Thai Police forces. The markings are slightly different on them.

On the Police version, the chamber area is marked with the Royal Thai National Police emblem - different than the Chakra seen above.

I'm fortunate enough to own both after years of looking for the Police variant. I'll try to dig them out this weekend to take a pic of the Police emblem for reference.
That would be awesome nmcollector

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