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Need a Front handgrip Arisaka 38 carbine

Posted: Fri Dec 21, 2018 7:01 pm
by Redleg64
I purchased a nice war trophy Arisaka 38 carbine that has a damaged front wood handgrip. I am thinking about fixing it. The carbine was picked up by an American soldier in the Philippines. Thanks for any help.

Re: Need a Front handgrip Arisaka 38 carbine

Posted: Sat Dec 22, 2018 10:53 am
by 72 usmc
You can always find a refinished dog high gloss hand guard on eBay. It will take some looking on eBay or a few big gun shows to find an intact, non messed with Type 38 hand guard. Just too many Japanese rifles were refinished. Everyone is looking for intact stock specimens. I think they are around $50 -75 bucks just for an intact, non cracked hand guard. It will be a matter of a lucky day and you will stumble onto one. Libertytreecollectors sold out asap long ago. If your is cracked and not refinished you might want to consider a repair. See the stock repair stickies. There is one by Candyman to repair hand guards.

It is too old and suffers from photo loss which makes this neat old post useless ( photo bucket or not posted through forum photos went away):
http://www.surplusrifleforum.com/viewto ... =61&t=1225