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    Default hello everybody im looking for some info on an old bolt action rifle

    i have an older bolt action rifle has no good markings on it and no one seems to know what it is the numbers on it are /\665 and there are a few other marks has a weaver k10 60b scope on it[Only registered and activated users can see links. ]

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    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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    wow you guys are quick with info thanks are they any good . they worth much

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    30 06 round is too long bolt wont close

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    [Only registered and activated users can see links. ]found these marks under scope mount

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    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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    Quote Originally Posted by nhgunowner View Post
    30 06 round is too long bolt wont close
    If 30-06 will go almost all the way in, but the bolt won't close, and the bore measures just over .300 (that's about 5/16" for you tape measure types), then it's PROBABLY still in the original 7.7 Jap caliber. Not a bad round---pretty close to '06 in ballistics. Chamber cast is still the only way to know for sure.

    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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    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.

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    Yours is a type 38 which is 6.5 Jap unless it has an altered chamber as well.

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    No dust cover or anti aircraft sights then. Those were mainly on the type 99's.

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