ARKA in 8mm rifle?

Discussion in 'Curio & Relics Forum' started by Rommelvon, Jun 26, 2007.

  1. Rommelvon

    Rommelvon New Member

    Aug 6, 2006
    Goldsboro, NC
    I was in the local pawn shop today and saw a rifle that looks like an arisaka, but the marking dont say arisaka, all it has on the top of the reciever is AR KA then it has a quarter moon with a star stamped above it and it is in 8mm....any ideas on this guys?
     
  2. BIGBOOMER

    BIGBOOMER New Member

    265
    Sep 19, 2006
    The Great Northwest
    My guess is that this rifle was made for Turkey by the Japanese arsenal, or the Japs sent some Arisakas to Turkey and the Turks rebarreled them.
    Best regards, BIGBOOMER
     

  3. Light Coat

    Light Coat New Member

    Does the back end of the bolt have the huge nut design common to Arisaka design? Or what features ar eleading you to say it looks like an Arisaka? Is there any possibility that the word Ankara has been defaced and it is in fact a Turkish 1903?
     
  4. Rommelvon

    Rommelvon New Member

    Aug 6, 2006
    Goldsboro, NC
    It has a date of 1943 and the stamp reads AR then in between it has a quarter moon with a star above the moon then the KA the back of the bolt is the thumb type safety thats goes left to right...I will go tomorrow and take a picture
     
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