Japanese Type 1?

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Japanese Type 1?

Post by Calfed » Tue Nov 24, 2009 3:11 pm

Just picked this up at an on-line estate sale. Is it a Japanese Type 1?



Description stated:

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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Re: Japanese Type 1?

Post by PeterN2 » Tue Nov 24, 2009 4:01 pm

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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Re: Japanese Type 1?

Post by riceone » Tue Nov 24, 2009 9:10 pm

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
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