1. redfan34

    redfan34 New Member

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    My brother bought this rifel at an auction a while ago. I have no idea what it is...
    It has a bayonett (sp?) that works fine. Bolt action. It looks to be in fairly good shape. I do not know the last time it was fired, so i don't know if it even works.
    I would like to find out as much as i can about this gun. Any help would be appreciated. The serial number stamped in the side is: 25798. Thanks!

    Here are some pictures of it...
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    This is a picture of some markings on the top of the gun...
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    Last edited: Jan 26, 2007
  2. 22WRF

    22WRF Well-Known Member

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    The pics of the markings don't show up.
    If it has crest on the top front of the receiver get a pic of it.
    It's Mauser of some kind.
  3. dyeager535

    dyeager535 New Member

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    Isn't that an Arisaka?

    Straight bolt handle, chrysanthemum (SP?) stamping, asian characters below it?
  4. Xracer

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  5. 22WRF

    22WRF Well-Known Member

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    Could be I can't see any of the mrakings from the pics.

    That would make it an Arisaka
  6. redfan34

    redfan34 New Member

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    ok thanks a lot...
    i uploaded the pictures to a new host so hopefully they show up now.

    If it is an Arisaka then does anyone know what the ammo size is?

    And any ideas on value?

    Thanks a lot.

    - redfan34 -
  7. Cartridge Name 7.7x58mm Japanese Arisaka
    Bullet Diameter .313
    Case Neck Diameter .338
    Case Shoulder Diamete .429
    Case Base Diameter .468
    Case Rim Diameter .470
    Case Rim Thickness .040
    Case Length 2.09
    Overall Cartridge Length 2.95
    Military Bullet Weight 175
    Velocity 2400
  8. wonderwhippet

    wonderwhippet Active Member

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    Dropped into my local gun shop today. They had the identical rifle in the same condition for sale for $195.
  9. Light Coat

    Light Coat New Member

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    That looks to actually be a Type 44 cavalry carbine with a folding bayonet intact with all proper markings. Arisaka you bet. Only about a $500 to $600 gun in the book. The T44 is chambered in a 6.5x51R not the later 7.7x58mm. This is the only model I know of with a production folding bayonet also the 19" barrel designates carbine instead of the M38 or M99 combat rifles.
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