You are considering a vintage Cosmoline-packed Arisaka Type 38 Bolt-Action Rifle chambered in 6.5 mm Japanese (Less firing pin and safety knob). Produced between 1933 and 1940 by the Kokura Arsenal, this rifle includes its chrysanthemum and is a Series 24, as indicated by the proofs on the receiver. Given that rifles surrendered to the Americans typically had the chrysanthemum marking removed, those that retain it were likely either captured in battle before the war’s conclusion or surrendered to the Chinese and imported afterward. The overall length measures 50.2″ with a 13.2″ length of pull. It has a 31.4″ barrel, rear ladder sight, front blade sight, and bayonet lug. The wood stock and forend include the front barrel band with sling swivel, rear sling swivel, and metal buttplate.
Condition: This rifle is still packed in factory cosmoline; unfortunately, it is missing the firing pin and safety knob… probably taken out by Grandpa to protect the grandkids. The metalwork shows light surface oxidation freckling in a few areas and scattered marring/handling marks but overall retains nearly all the original bluing. The woodwork shows surplus wear, bruising, scarring, and shallow divots. The right side below the bolt and on the wrist shows a few scratches and a larger divot. The bore is protected in thick cosmoline. It does not come with a dust cover or cleaning rod. It has all matching serial numbers, and all proofs and markings are clear and legible.
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