Thai T91 police carbine found!

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Thai T91 police carbine found!

Postby awo425 » Sun Jul 13, 2008 1:36 pm

Hello there!

Found that beauty at one of my dealers racks while lucking at his cool collection of handguns with shoulder stocks.

Seems like the perfect example of a T91 carbine, no wear, just some scratches from storage. Bolt is not matching, 8 numbers lower.



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Unusual and nice

Postby PeterN2 » Sun Jul 13, 2008 3:43 pm

I have not seen one of those before. It looks a very nice carbine. I have a Type 38 that was in Thai service, a series 25, but mine is still a long rifle, also with a mis-matched bolt.

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Postby awo425 » Mon Jul 14, 2008 12:46 am

Hello Peter,

Thai/Siamese Arisakas are nearly the only ones, to be found in Germany.

I have also a thai used T38 (27th Nagoya) still ALL matching(including dustcover) but the cleaning rod was missing, made a repro for it.

You can stumble across the thai carbines here now and than, but mostly they are not in best shape, worn barrels, beat up wood, missing parts.

The import was late 60s, early 70s.

Thats why I looked somewhat suspiciuos on mine before buying it looked too good to be real.

But it is unmessed with!

Now to find a as nice army carbine, a real T38 carbine , and all the other types of arisakas...............

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Mine came via Germany

Postby PeterN2 » Mon Jul 14, 2008 4:38 pm

My Thai stamped Type 38 was imported to the UK from Germany. It has the 5 71 proof and calibre stamp the same as yours. Part of the same batch of imports perhaps?

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Postby 1886lebel » Tue Jul 15, 2008 9:45 pm

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Postby awo425 » Wed Jul 16, 2008 6:40 am

In had several Police and Army Carbines in my hands over the last few years. All the Army Carbines had the boldhandle turned down like K98k and acorrespondig cutout in the stock.

All Police Carbines had straight bolt handles, but mine has the handle turned down almost 90 degree, like on some Brno made Mausers for Brasil.

The Army Carbine has the frontsight also further away from the muzzle, if I recall correctly.

Riceone, can you please measure than on your carbine????

Those carbines do turn up here in Germany now and then, same goes with the Thai used/stamped Type 38 and also some 8mm Siam rifles around.

I only saw one 30-06 conversion for sale, but there must be more.

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