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Old 02-16-2020, 02:32 PM   #1
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Here we have an all serial number matching Japanese Type 38 rifle. The rifle is from a local veteran estate sale. The sling is also original and the bore is in very good condition. The seller is asking for $650. Please let me know what you guys think. I really appreciate everyone's help!
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Old 02-16-2020, 04:34 PM   #2
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The extractor does not seem to match the gun. It is still a very nice rifle especially with the sling. I think 650 is a little high for a 38 rifle.
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Old 02-16-2020, 05:32 PM   #3
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Thank you for your help! It looks like the extractor does match. On the extractor is says "291". The receiver says 00291. Is this a very early model? The serial number seems very low.
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Old 02-16-2020, 05:58 PM   #4
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Price too high if mismatched. Pretty much high retail as is. Did you check safety knob and firing pin?

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Old 02-16-2020, 06:07 PM   #5
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I am looking at your picture and see at least the numbers 378 on the rear of the extractor so that is not a matching rifle.
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Old 02-16-2020, 06:20 PM   #6
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It is a 24th series rifle made from Oct 39 to May 1940. This was production run of 100,000 rifles. I was wrong on the extractor. The last three of the serial number should only be on the bolt, safety, dust cover, and floorplate. An assembly number preceded by a Japanese character is stamped under the receiver and on the bolt stop release, extractor, upper tang, lower tang, magazine box, trigger, trigger guard and in the barrel channel of the stock and handguard. This information was taken out of my copy of the Type 38 Arisaka by Francis Allan and Harold Macy. The three digit serial number is cool but does not justify the price.
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Old 02-16-2020, 11:53 PM   #7
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Thank you so much for your help! Really appreciate it.
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Old 02-17-2020, 12:08 AM   #8
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Mum was partially removed which was done after surrender, that takes from a value of the rifle.
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