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Thread: help identify this barreled action please

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    Boolit Buddy Scooby's Avatar
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    help identify this barreled action please

    I purchased this barreled action probably fifteen years ago can anyone identify it from the pictures below. I believe it is smaller than 8x57, a loaded round will drop in the chamber but I don't think it is going all the way in to where the bolt would close. I was going to put a bolt in from one of my other Mauser's but haven't yet, figured I would try here first.

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    I tried to fix the images, defiantly not my thing, sorry

    Thanks for looking

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    It's a type 38 or type 99 Arisaka. A type 38 will have 2 gas escape holes on the receiver and a type 99 will have one.

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    It has the dust cover groove on the reciever so it is a 38( I think...)- so should be 6.5x50 Japanese.
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    Type 99's also have the groves for the dust cover. By the arsenal marks, I think it is a type 99 short rifle.

    Looking at the Castle-Thunder website. I think it is a 37th Series Type 99 Short made at the Tokyo Juki Kogyo Arsenal.
    Last edited by dswancutt; 06-27-2022 at 11:23 PM.

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    well dam with the trigger and bolt release I thought it was a mauser, my guess was small ring 7mm. are bolts still readily available? I wondered what the groves were for, also it doesn't have a step barrel that kind of threw me off for mauser. It has one gas escape hole, and now that I look closer you can see where the mum was ground off, no import pencil like the yugo's had.
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    Last edited by Scooby; 06-27-2022 at 11:33 PM. Reason: closer look

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    With the above and compared to an example I had I would agree with the others .

    The one I had would have likely been ok to shoot with 7.9257J ammo as the Metford type rifling groove was .318 . I ended up with a 8mm Mauser neck die and an alternate decapping pin to avoid the overworked necks . 857 brass will form easily but it's a little short .
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    Bolts are around, might have to do some searching. Numrich, Sarco, even E-bay might turn up what you need.

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BP Bronze Point IMR Improved Military Rifle PTD Pointed
BR Bench Rest M Magnum RN Round Nose
BT Boat Tail PL Power-Lokt SP Soft Point
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