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Just picked this up at an on-line estate sale. Is it a Japanese Type 1?
Japanese Bolt Action Rifle
Serial no. C4142, 6.5 cal., 32" barrel, blue finish, mahogany stock, large triggerguard.
Very good. No mum visible. Retaining approx. 80% blue. Action is good, bore is fair.
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It looks like a Type I to me. I wish I had one but you never see them where I am.
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As Pete said you have a Type I and a very nice one at that. Some say they are more accurate than the T38's cause they have a tighter chamber and I think regular fifling rather than the Japanese medford type. As far as I know there is only one different variation and that is some have a 1" shorter butt stock. Colors range from a lighter color than yours to a deep mahogony color. I have had four but just have one now. All had different colors. I had one of the shorter stock versions. Never shot any. riceone