Arisaka type 44, WW2 Question

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  1. JayW

    JayW New Member

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    I have a Arisaka 44 Cavalry Carbine Japanese Rifle from WW2 my father brought back from Japan after the occupation in 1946.

    Based upon it's markings, I believe it is a Series 1 made by Kokura around 1939 - 40 circa. I also believe it is a version #3 based upon it's bayonet attachment.

    It has the chrysanthemum symbol intact, Model 44, serial number 08057 with matching numbers on the bolt, bayonet and barrel.

    Can someone please verify for me this information? I will attach pictures for identification.

    Thanks - JayW
     

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  2. A Ven

    A Ven Member

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    From what I've read these rifles are becoming very collectable. The flower intact is rare and should bring a good price, if you're looking to sell it. My father-in-law had an Arisaka and I refinished it for him, MY BAD.
     
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  3. soonerfan66

    soonerfan66 Well-Known Member

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    Very nice rifle you got there . Have only seen pictures and videos of the Calvary Carbine . I got a Type 99 I shoot . Hope your not thinking of selling it being that your dad brought it back from Japan . My dad had a German pistol he took of a SS officer they captured in a house , he was sleeping . In the mid 80s he got short on money and of course didn't say anything and sold it sadly . There are getting fewer and fewer of those WW2 vets around . A special generation . God Bless your dad sir .
     
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  4. JayW

    JayW New Member

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    I would never sell it, I love history!

    Thanks for your comments!
     
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