View Full Version : Can anyone help me id this gun?

May 29, 2007, 06:57 PM
I recieved this gun from a relative with no information about it. I think it is WW II era and Japanese because it has Japanese writing on it.(at least I think it is Japanese) Can anyone tell me what it is, what is it worth, and could it or should I have it restored. Thankyou.

May 29, 2007, 07:07 PM
Sorry about the quality of the pics, its the best I could do.

May 29, 2007, 09:09 PM
It's an Arisaka rifle, either a Type 38 (6.5mm Arisaka) or a Type 99 (7.7mm Arisaka), but you'd need to post clearer pictures and some more info (like barrel length) for us to figure which specific model. www.gunboards.com has got a Japanese collectors forum, and they'd be able to tell you what it's worth, or if you should sell it for parts. HTH.

Mike Irwin
May 30, 2007, 02:38 PM
The sights and placement of the sling swivel on the left side of the gun make it pretty clear that it's a carbine.

It also appears to have a fixed folding bayonet, which means that it's very likely a Type 44.

May 30, 2007, 09:26 PM
Looks like a Type 44. The characters for a Type 44 go horizontally across the front bridge, as in the photo, and those for a Type 38 run front to back. I know, because I have several of those.

May 30, 2007, 11:59 PM
I also believe it's a Type 44

May 31, 2007, 09:20 AM
My digital camera is broken so as soon as I get it fixed I can post better pictures. If it is a type 44 is that good?

June 1, 2007, 05:42 AM
have one thats bubaized very worn bore remains a good shooter amo scarce keep it original price is going up