JAPANESE World War II Type 38 Training Rifle for Blanks PACIFIC THEATER C&R
Imperial Japanese Blank Firing Training Rifle
Here we present a Japanese Type 38 Training Rifle. The Type 38 carbine and rifle were bolt-action service rifles used by the Empire of Japan predominantly during the Second Sino-Japanese War and Second World War. The design was adopted by the Imperial Japanese Army in 1905 (the 38th year of the Meiji period, hence “Type 38”). Because the 6.5×50mmSR Arisaka cartridge it fired was considered underpowered, a replacement was devised, which was the Type 99 rifle, but both rifles saw usage until the end of the war. This design was the project of Major Nambu, famed and prolific firearms designer in Japan. The Type 38 has been called the best service rifle of WWII. The design was perfected with the advent of the Type 99, nevertheless, the Type 38 saw plenty of action during World War I and World War II.
The Type 38 rifle was produced at five different Japanese arsenals with over 3 million manufactured over the production run between 1906 through 1944. The Tokyo Arsenal produced 2,029,000 between 1906 and 1932. The Kokura Arsenal produced 494,700 between 1933 and 1941. The Nagoya Arsenal produced 312,500 between 1932 and 1942. The Hoten/Mukden Arsenal produced 148,800 between 1937 and 1944. The Jinsen Arsenal produced 13,400 during the year of 1942.
This one is marked with a star over the breech and has matching numbers throughout. The bore has been bored smooth for use with blanks. The magazine spring and follower have been removed.
The overall condition is good. The action functions. The bore is dark. This example is missing a screw from the butt plate. Comes with a canvas sling.
This firearm is classified as a Curio & Relic.
Barrel is 31-1/2 inches.
Caliber: 6.5x50mm Japanese
Overall condition as seen in photos.
Very Fast. Very Safe. FREE SHIPPING. Will need to be sent to your local FFL or C&R licensee. This firearm is classified as a Curio & Relic.
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