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Here at the Allentown PA gunshow. I met mike and asked his opion on a a type-38 carbine. He showed me what to look for and checked it out. He said it was a good deal at $300. I talked the guy down to $250. I'll post pictures once I get home. Early series Tokyo with matching bolt and dust cover and still has the cleaning rod.

Again Thanks Mike :)
 

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Sorry to say but yes the mum is ground :(
 

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Also a big thanks to Monkeyboy. He checked it over for me and noticed that the stamp on the floor plate was wrong. That's the only non matching thing on the gun.

What I learned here at the MAJC meeting....pay attention to the details. So many lil things to look at. It's like a treasure hunt everytime you pick up a gun :)
 

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if the finish of that floorplate matches your carbine I would keep it. Since they are numbered, you won't have a matching fp even if it has the right proof. They are easily lost and were frequently replaced.

I'm curious as to what you have, the only choices would be Tokyo, Kokura, and Nagoya?
 

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The FP has a Mukden inspection stamp. "he" with a circle around it. There are no numbers on the FP only the one inspection stamp.
The carbine is marked Tokyo no series.
Pic's later this week.
 

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Oops, forgot about Mukden.

I'm sure I can find a Tokyo floorplate of somekind to trade if you don't want it; though I would keep it till I bought a Mukden carbine or rifle with a tokyo fp in it:).
 

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I'm sure we can work something out. If you get a whole bunch of FP's I'll send you the one I have and you can match the finish :)
 

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I have a couple floor plates, but can always look on my mukden rifles and carbines for the 'wrong' one.

Send me a picture of what you have when you get it in hand.
 

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Here are the pics

OK, I took a few pics for you all to see my first Japansese Carbine. You'll see my first carbine right above it :) It's a JP Murry civilwar era.
 

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Nice score for cheap!
 

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Where is the picture of the floorplate and TG?
 

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Sorry. Here is the pic of the FP and TG.
 

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I would leave it as is. The floorplate is frequently mismatched, probably lost alot in the field. Two ideas to support that are that the russians fitted metal pieces to their type 30 rifle triggerguards to prevent bumping of the floorplate catch(from Frank Allans early arisakas book). Also the Type 99 had a permanently attached floor plate. I think experience was speaking.
 
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