Guadalcanal captured type 38

Arisaka, Murata, Siamese, Korean, and North China Rifles
Post Reply
Junior Member
Junior Member
Posts: 44
Joined: Wed Jun 07, 2017 8:59 pm
Age: 28
Location: Mississippi Gulf Coast

Guadalcanal captured type 38

Post by burban89 »

Hey again everyone. Here's one of my more recent finds that I just love. I bought this from a coworker of my mom's at the VA while we were visiting her a few months ago at her home. Her father brought this home from Guadalcanal along with a few other items that over the years ended up being lost or sold off but I was lucky that this rifle was still around. He didn't scratch his name into the stock but he did scratch into the butt portion when it was captured (8/22/42). I gave her a fair offer for it since it would be a forever piece in my collection. Anyway hope you guys like it as much as I do.
image456.jpg (26.4 KiB) Viewed 4260 times
image455.jpg (23.6 KiB) Viewed 4260 times
image457.jpg (16.03 KiB) Viewed 4260 times
image454.jpg (19.35 KiB) Viewed 4260 times
image453.jpg (24.14 KiB) Viewed 4260 times

Posts: 183
Joined: Tue Aug 29, 2017 6:11 am
Age: 65
Location: Kali, USA

Re: Guadalcanal captured type 38

Post by echo1 »

I love it. I HAD one quite similar given to me by my uncle in 1960. He and my pops were in the 1st Filipino Regiment. Last year, he told me he liberated it when they came ashore in New Guinea. I cut mine down, when I was a kid. Now I building a Carbine clone out of it. PAX

Posts: 155
Joined: Sun Jul 02, 2017 11:58 am
Age: 69
Location: phx az

Re: Guadalcanal captured type 38

Post by retread12345678 »

Love the captured guns

Junior Member
Junior Member
Posts: 47
Joined: Sat Jun 03, 2017 11:00 am
Location: North Florida

Re: Guadalcanal captured type 38

Post by mauserdad »

Congrats. Nice.
John 3:16 & 17 KJAV
NRA Life Member

72 usmc
Gun Junkie
Gun Junkie
Posts: 2592
Joined: Fri Jun 02, 2017 10:28 pm
Age: 68
Location: Menomonee Falls, Wi

Re: Guadalcanal captured type 38

Post by 72 usmc »

It is always best to have some written or photographic provenience with the rifle from the family. Have the former owner write down her story about what her dad told her. Get a picture and as much info on the vet. Do some research and see where he served. Get any remaining personal items you can. Or make copies of any remaining family documents they do not want to part with. Most bring backs have intact mums and slings with matching parts. Some have carved in art/grafitti like yours or have a stamped /engraved brass tag attached. Any provenience that you can obtain will increase its historical value.

DO NOT TAKE OFFENSE TO THIS STATMENT this is for other readers. You known the rifle is real, but you must always attempt to obtain as much information as possible to document such a treasure. As just a rifle at a gun show... It's just a story lacking prov., you know what they say, buy the rifle, not the story. With documented proof it becomes a historical treasure. Get the vets name, unit, serial number, rank and a letter providing information about that rifle. Please consider getting more documentation ---copies or the original items like orders, letters, uniforms, photos of the vet. Have the seller tell the story in a letter she dates and signs. When searching out WW II bring backs think PROVENIENCE and DOCUMENTATION. The rifle then becomes a historical treasure, not just a rifle. That is one fine example, now please search out & document that treasure. You can find out service & military records for the vet under a FOLD3 search, but you have to be a member see ... 5Bfold3%5D
To old to fight and to old to run, a Jar head will just shoot and be done with you.

Post Reply

Return to “Japanese and Far East Rifles”