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I found this one in a museum and think maybe it's a carbine version of the Type-24. Anyone knows about its history and specification?
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Looks like a restocked Arisaka to me; Maybe originally a Type 38 carbine.
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The marking says it is a Type 38 rifle.
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That is a modified Japanese Arisaka Type 38 rifle. It has a rifle style long rear sight, so it was originally a much longer rifle. There was a Japanese Imperial chrysanthemum stamped just above the visible words which were ground off, probably when it was surrendered by the Japanese at the end of WW2. The barrel and stock were shortened, perhaps because of damage on the front end, or as part of conversion to another caliber. The band around the front end of the stock is from a Mauser rifle, many varieties of which were in use by Chinese forces made by both domestic and foreign manufacturers.