This listing expires next week - I have marked it down by $25 - this is a buy!
This rare & unusual hybrid related to the Arisaka is a Type 1 long rifle, made in Italy prior to WWII for the Japanese Imperial Naval Forces. It utilized the Carcano action and in place of the Mannlicher-style magazine a Mauser-type box magazine was used that could be fed rounds from a stripper clip. The rifle was chambered for the standard Japanese 6.5x50mm cartridge as in the Type 38 rifle, and the furniture and sights are pure Arisaka, down to the two-piece dovetailed buttstock. Unlike other Japanese service rifles, they were not marked with the Imperial chrysanthemum on the receiver ring. In fact, except for the serial number and various small proof marks, they were remarkably devoid of markings of any sort. Less than 60,000 were produced between 1937 through 1939; compared to millions for most other WWII service rifles. Type I rifles where brought back to the United States as War Trophies; they were reportedly captured at Kwajalein Atoll, the Philippines, and from Japan at the conclusion of hostilities. This piece is in very good condition for a WWII battle rifle it’s all original and untouched, never refinished, touched up, or messed with in any way. There are NO import marked. Rifle is complete with correct original cleaning rod, dustcover, and sling. Metal finish is blue and plum brown with light scattered scale. Bore is bright, & shinny with strong rifling.
Include with this purchase is a Type 30 bayonet it was introduced in 1897 for the Type 30 Rifle and remained in use through WWII; it also fit later model 38, 99, and type 1 rifles. The hook quillon and blued blade make this an early version. This rare piece was manufactured by National Denki under the direct supervision of the Kokura Arsenal.
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