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Japanese Carbines

Arisaka, Murata, Siamese, Korean, and North China Rifles
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Japanese Carbines

#1 Post by Roy mcleod » Thu Aug 16, 2018 2:33 pm

In my collection, I, have these Japanese meiji type 38 Carbines cal 6.5 mm.
All appear, to be from the same arsenal. bores are good and and Carbines in fair gen cond.
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#1 carbine stock has been refinished. the Mum, has been X ed out and it has a bolt cover.
#2 carbine has original finish, Mum is intact and it has a bolt cover.
#3 carbine stock has been stained a dark color, Mum is in tact and it has a bolt cover.
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#2 Post by Roy mcleod » Thu Aug 16, 2018 2:40 pm

CORRECTION
Carbine #3 photos the dark stained one, has No bolt cover.
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#3 Post by indy1919a4 » Thu Aug 16, 2018 3:09 pm

I love that size,, 1st one I ever shot almost felt like a toy compared to the regular long rifles..

Very NIce collection.. I do like the stock colors.. Was there any logic to why they had different colors????

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#4 Post by luigi » Thu Aug 16, 2018 5:36 pm

Roy,

Nice collection! I don't see these carbines in my neck of the woods!

Do you collect 99's? I have a Series 3 with a bad stock and looking for a early series stock& handguard.

thanks for posting

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#5 Post by vandle » Thu Aug 16, 2018 5:56 pm

I don't mind the carbines, one is on my wish list.

They look to be in great condition.

Interested in the types of timber/ finishes that were used in the stocks
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#6 Post by Roy mcleod » Sat Aug 18, 2018 6:28 pm

I, am sure, most all Japanese rifle stocks, are made from Philippines Mahogany.
The stocks, are then stained a light tan color and finished with several coat of varnish.
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#7 Post by Roy mcleod » Sat Aug 25, 2018 6:30 pm

In my collection, I, have these four Japanese Meiji type 44 and type 30 hook Carbines, cal 6.5 mm.
I, have no arsenal info on them. Bores are good to fair and are in good gen cond..
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(1) Meiji type 44 cavalry carbine. Mum has been x-ed out and has a folding bayonet.
Stock finish is original, with weird black stripes.
(2) Meiji type 30 hook Carbine. It has a cast iron receiver and rifled bore and has a strange Mum
type flower marking.This is a training type Carbine. stock finish is original.
(3) Meiji type 30 hook carbine. Mum is intact. Stock has been refinished.
(4) Meiji type 30 hook Carbine. mum has been removed, area welded over and re finished.
Stock is original, but has been stained a dark color.
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#8 Post by Roy mcleod » Sun Aug 26, 2018 3:44 pm

Supplement photo

I, took one more photo, to better show, the actions of these hook carbines
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#9 Post by indy1919a4 » Sun Aug 26, 2018 5:39 pm

Roy mcleod wrote:
Sun Aug 26, 2018 3:44 pm
Supplement photo

I, took one more photo, to better show, the actions of these hook carbines
Very nice rifles... I am unfamiliar with those hook carbines please a little background.

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#10 Post by Roy mcleod » Mon Aug 27, 2018 6:26 pm

At my age, i, would say.
Decades ago,Here in Portland for weeks there was a large tent style war surplus sale at out fair ground.
At that time surplus japanese rifles were not popular or in demand. It is a fact, you could almost give
them away,Anyway I, had a yen for Jap carbines and i purchased several of them, price ea $ 10,00.
Over time i, was able to pick up Carbines at gun shops, gun shows and pawn shops.I, am sure, one
of the dark stained ones came from a gun show. I picked up the welded top one from my favorite pawn
shop here in Beaverton.
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#11 Post by indy1919a4 » Tue Aug 28, 2018 2:41 pm

Just started learning of these Arisaka type 30 Hook Safety rifles, looked them up on a forgotten weapons link

https://www.full30.com/video/ffeeb2b397 ... 94039b8c45

Have to say, I love the idea of Japanese type 30s that shipped to Finland..

http://www.arms2armor.com/Firearms/japtype30carbine.htm

What a "hoot" it must have been for the Finn Logistics officers in the day.

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