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rogdigity
10-03-2009, 6:58 AM
i need some pictures of jap arisakas. i need both type 38 and type 99. i am doing a little restoration on some of these and want to keep everything looking right. i will also need to re-finish the stock on the type 38 so i need to know what color they were originally

locktime
10-03-2009, 12:25 PM
Here's a couple.

http://i524.photobucket.com/albums/cc326/suede59/Arisaka/right.jpg

rogdigity
10-03-2009, 12:51 PM
dang, those all yours?

Gunaria
10-04-2009, 6:40 PM
Go here.

http://www.oldrifles.com/japanese.htm

rogdigity
10-05-2009, 4:01 PM
does anyone know what the actual finish on the arisakas was?

Noonanda
10-05-2009, 4:58 PM
IIRC it was a kind of sumac or Ivy oil , I do remember that it was thought to be similar to "poison sumac". These guys should be able to help you out
http://forums.gunboards.com/forumdisplay.php?f=52

Spiggy
10-05-2009, 6:51 PM
does anyone know what the actual finish on the arisakas was?

Urushii, Japanese Black Lacquer mixed with iron dust. :D extremely toxic to handle in liquid form.