It's a sporterized Japanese Arisaka. Caliber could be 6.5 jap, 7.7 jap, might have been re-chambered to 30-06--no way to really tell without doing a chamber cast.
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30 06 round is too long bolt wont close
From what little I know about Arisaka's, most of the value of this gun was thrown away when it was sporterized. Since the Chrysanthemum was intact before someone drilled the hole through it, it appears that this rifle actually was actually captured from a Japanese soldier during WWII and brought home to the US by a Soldier, Sailor, or Marine. Those brought to the States after WWII had the Chrysanthemum ground off. I have NO idea what the other markings are, and can't help you w/the caliber.
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If it is 7.7 Jap, that means it's a "Type 99 Arisaka". The type 38 was 6.5mm.
Value---not much. The scope is probably worth as much as the rifle. Maybe $150 around here, $200
tops, for the rifle AND scope.
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Last edited by BillM; 02-17-2012 at 09:12 PM.
Around here without the scope it would be worth about $50.
If it was original with the mum intact like it was it would have been worth about $250 or more depending on if it had the dust cover the antiaircraft sights etc. and the condition.
Yours is a type 38 which is 6.5 Jap unless it has an altered chamber as well.
No dust cover or anti aircraft sights then. Those were mainly on the type 99's.
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