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Arisaka Type 30

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Arisaka Type 30

#1 Post by nrobertb » Sun Jun 04, 2017 11:34 am

I like the old long barrelled rifles. I already had a long Japanese Type 38 and 99, so recently got a Type 30.

There is a large box of Kanji characters on the stock. Anyone know what they say?

I first tried shooting it with the .264 160 gr. round nose bullets that I bought for my Dutch Mannlicher.
I had the same results with both guns. The bullets would yaw and hit the target at an angle.

I had much better results with 140 gr. spitzers. Using the battle sight they hit point of aim at 100 yards.
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Re: Arisaka Type 30

#2 Post by mauserdad » Sun Jun 04, 2017 3:17 pm

Nice rifle. I myself have been looking for a Type 99 long Rifle.
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Re: Arisaka Type 30

#3 Post by fordmech00 » Sun Jun 04, 2017 6:40 pm

Beautiful, I had a 99 that I still regret selling.

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Re: Arisaka Type 30

#4 Post by ssg_lord » Fri Jun 09, 2017 4:38 pm

Can't translate it but boxed Kanji stamps on stocks like yours indicates a rifle that was used as a training rifle in Japanese schools and Universities. I've seen stamps like that before so if you search a bit you may find the translation. The Mum has also been over stamped with the Kokura Arsenal mark, this is common on rifles that were removed from military use and given to schools.

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#5 Post by nrobertb » Fri Jun 09, 2017 4:55 pm

I thought maybe it was something like that but it still shoots great and I can't find anything wrong with it, so maybe it was just considered obsolete.

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#6 Post by ssg_lord » Fri Jun 09, 2017 6:58 pm

That happened a lot with Type 30's , 35's and 38's. They used them to fire 6.5mm blanks in training so no modification of the rifle was required.

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Re: Arisaka Type 30

#7 Post by Point-man » Fri Jun 23, 2017 10:42 pm

Nice rifle.

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#8 Post by nrobertb » Mon Oct 09, 2017 6:13 pm

The rifling in this gun is definitely worn but it is still there. I have had poor results with both .264 and .266 bullets. I checked one of the fired .266 lead bullets and it showed no sign of rifling engraving. I'm thinking of trying the .268 bullets used in Carcanos.

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#9 Post by Smokey » Tue Oct 10, 2017 5:44 pm

They shot well in a T38 with a 0.272 groove diameter.
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#10 Post by Mid. » Tue Oct 10, 2017 10:20 pm

Neat rifle. I've got a Type 99 that I like shooting; I've heard that the long barreled Arisakas are really accurate.

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