Very Rare Deactivated WWII Japanese Arisaka Type 38 Carbine

Very Rare Deactivated WWII Japanese Arisaka Type 38 Carbine

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This, Japanese Arisaka Type 38 carbine was originally issued to the Imperial Japanese Army during WWII whilst they fought against the US. Post WWII it was modified for use by the RTNP (Royal Thai National Police) and re-designated as the Type 91, the receiver was marked with the Royal Thai Police Chakra crest along with a Thai serial number. The barrel and sights were left as standard and the stock was modified and lightened with the addition of an M1 carbine sling slot added in the butt stock. A side mount swivel was also added to the forward band to accommodate the slings. It still bears the original WWII Japanese serial number and Kokura arsenal mark. Only a few thousand of these Thai police carbines were ever produced, with even fewer, less than a thousand, and possibly just a few hundred of these fitted with a drop down bolt lever. Incredibly this one still has its scarce bolt cover to. It is also worth noting that these carbines were all modified by hand and are seriously rare and unique. This one being possibly the only one of its type in the UK!! You are very unlikely to find another, and as complete and in such good original condition!! A very rare and collectable carbine indeed.

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Product Code: 38AO6