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sigman2 11-02-2013 07:19 PM

Arisaka Type 38 Carbine
 
I just received an Arisaka 38 carbine I won on Gun Broker. It's in decent shape with a VG bore. What is confusing is the numbered parts.

It's a Kokura Arsenal, Series 2 which places manufacture between 1933 and 1945.

Receiver SN 58739.
Bottom of Receiver - 731
Stock - 731
Trigger Guard - 731
Upper Band/Bayonet Lug - 730
Upper Tang - 731
Lower Tang - 731
Floor Plate - 886
Bolt Body - 731
Bolt End Piece/Safety - 731
Striker - Unmarked
Extractor - Unmarked
Lower Band/Swivel - Unmarked
Butt Plate - Unmarked
Cleaning Rod - Unmarked

What is the "731" marking on the receiver bottom?
Does this mean all parts are matching except the upper band and floor plate?

I don't think it was a bad deal for $230.01 shipped.

Added: The Mum has been defaced with a file but is still clearly visible.

Added: I didn't have my camera handy so here's a link to the auction.

http://www.gunbroker.com/Auction/Vie...Item=371533534

twh1997 11-02-2013 07:32 PM

Matched by assembly number which would appear to be 731.

T38Carbine 11-02-2013 08:26 PM

Typically the assembly number would be the last three digits of the serial number...which in this case is 739. Interesting that so many parts are numbered 731.

sigman2 11-02-2013 09:15 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by T38Carbine (Post 947560)
Typically the assembly number would be the last three digits of the serial number...which in this case is 739. Interesting that so many parts are numbered 731.

Yes, my thoughts exactly. Why is the bottom of the receiver marked 731?

sigman2 11-02-2013 09:20 PM

I didn't have my camera handy so here's a link to the auction.

BTW, I did correct the position of the front swivel band. LOL

http://www.gunbroker.com/Auction/Vie...Item=371533534

Milsurp Collector 11-02-2013 11:24 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by T38Carbine (Post 947560)
Typically the assembly number would be the last three digits of the serial number...which in this case is 739. Interesting that so many parts are numbered 731.

There is no relationship between the assembly number and the serial number. If they are close it is a coincidence.

The carbine is matching to the assembly number 731 except for the upper band and the magazine floorplate.


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