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lordvader27
03-03-2010, 5:47 PM
hello-

can someone tell what this rifle is and a fair price for it, IT cam with 2 boxes of 6.5 jap ammo so i assume thats what it is, the only markings are the k 1398 number on left side of barrel, I had to buy this to get a 1903 I wanted.
chris
http://i276.photobucket.com/albums/kk38/chrisbraga/DCP_5565.jpg
http://i276.photobucket.com/albums/kk38/chrisbraga/DCP_5566.jpg
http://i276.photobucket.com/albums/kk38/chrisbraga/DCP_5567.jpg

Milsurp Collector
03-03-2010, 6:08 PM
It is a Type I rifle http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Type_I_Rifle made in Italy with a 6.5mm Japanese chambered Carcano action for the Imperial Japanese Navy.

lordvader27
03-03-2010, 7:16 PM
It is a Type I rifle http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Type_I_Rifle made in Italy with a 6.5mm Japanese chambered Carcano action for the Imperial Japanese Navy.

thanks for the info, do you have any idea what I should ask for it?
chris

skywarp1978
03-03-2010, 8:31 PM
Those Type I rifles are very interesting. I have seen them at gun shows for around $150-300, depending on condition. Hopefully someone will post how much they bought theirs for.

IrishPirate
03-03-2010, 8:33 PM
how much did you buy it for......that'll be a starting point

Sampachi
03-05-2010, 3:03 PM
I tend to see them in the $300 -$350 area. Most of these are in good shape as they didn't see as much hard use as the Arisakas did. Supposedly the Japanese sailors didn't care for them because of the "not made here" factor. From the people I know that own them, they tend to be quite accurate and have nice tight bores.

Vladimir
03-05-2010, 3:09 PM
awesome jap rifle!

Sampachi
03-05-2010, 7:15 PM
awesome jap rifle!

Awesome Italian rifle! ;)

campperrykid
03-09-2010, 5:27 AM
Looks like some surface rust. Kroil would lift it.

Spiggy
03-09-2010, 7:43 AM
Where are you located? I might be inclined to pick it up :p

E-120
03-10-2010, 12:05 PM
Sorry to thread jack, but what is kroil and how do you go about using it to restore?
Thanks

Milsurp Collector
03-10-2010, 6:21 PM
Sorry to thread jack, but what is kroil and how do you go about using it to restore?
Thanks

Kroil https://secure.concentric.com/kanolabs.com/kanopnlu.html#anchor173855 is a penetrating oil that loosens and removes rust without harming the original finish.

Before. The magazine floorplate catch was frozen with rust:

http://i44.tinypic.com/50s9qa.jpg

After soaking in Kroil and scrubbing with bronze wool. The magazine catch works normally.

http://i44.tinypic.com/5upw6x.jpg

knucklehead0202
03-10-2010, 9:59 PM
i'd buy it, if the price was right. where are you located?

John Browning
03-10-2010, 10:49 PM
It looks reblued and the stock looks refinished. That puts a major dent in the value.

NaughtyMonkey
03-11-2010, 12:10 AM
I sent a PM.

lordvader27
03-11-2010, 7:02 AM
I will posting it in the sales forum over the weekend, I figure 350.00 OBO will be my starting point.
chris