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Thread: Arisaka 6.5 Type 38

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    Arisaka 6.5 Type 38

    So, my son has just bought one from Gun City
    Unusual replacement for a AK, but whatever
    Where can he source parts ?
    Barrel bands, top wood, rear sight ?
    Cheers
    He nui to ngaromanga, he iti to putanga.

    You depart with mighty boasts, but you come back having done little.
    Sounds like a typical hunting trip !

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    He nui to ngaromanga, he iti to putanga.

    You depart with mighty boasts, but you come back having done little.
    Sounds like a typical hunting trip !

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    Quote Originally Posted by Frogfeatures View Post
    So, my son has just bought one from Gun City
    Unusual replacement for a AK, but whatever
    Where can he source parts ?
    Barrel bands, top wood, rear sight ?
    Cheers
    The T38 is as fine a rifle as any AK, certainly better made. 150,000 were in brief British service early WW1. Great youtube vid on the T38 by the C&Rsenal team.

    If he needs that many spare parts, better get a poor condition T38 from Gun City as a parts donor. Getting that many individual spares is just in the too hard, too expensive basket.



    Some pointers:

    - If he has matching bolt use that, as they are individually fitted to the gun, even if you have a nicer one lying about.

    - PPU 6.5x51 Japanese cases $80 for 50 from Gunworks in Chch, they sell dies too.

    - stripper clips: 6.5x55 swede stripper clips will do (though curved, not straight), as will 7x57 mauser stripper clips (identical to the Nipponese ones)

    - the T38 rifling looks worn but is not necessarily worn, just looks that way because it's Metford / Polygonal rifling with no clear sharp edges.

    - stick a round into the muzzle, many have worn crowns from steel rod cleaning and will benefit from counterboring, or alternatively get a gunsmith to swap the barrel over from the poorer spares donor if that has the tighter muzzle..
    Last edited by Cordite; 03-11-2019 at 11:07 PM.
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    best bet for replacement parts would be https://www.gunpartscorp.com/gun-man...risaka/type-38
    in the US

 

 

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