Was not trying to be rude Austin. not a bad looking gun and you could offer less depending on what you want. Just hope the sanding was done when these milsurp rifles were not as desirable and valuable.Thank you so much for the kind responses. I figured about as much, it really sucks because they have 3 sitting there that have been sanded and refinished... one is a type 99, the other a type 38. Really a bummer
If you think finding an original and nice Arisaka is difficult, try to find an original (including stock) factory stamped matching Soviet Russian SVT-40.Of all of the ww2 rifles I’ve been collecting finding an arisaka has been rather difficult. Then the enfield because so many enfield a were made, but it’s hard to find a wartime enfield in decent shape. Heard the horror stories from RTI
Lol yeah I wish I could haha. I’m 20 years old and already have the gun buying bug lol. Got a garand a few months back and man was it fun to shoot.If you can only get one Lee Enfield get a No4. It is right up there with 03A3 and Garand for a fine shooting experience. Primarily due to the sights. You dont say which war? A WWII No4 should not be hard to find a clean example. Arisaka are very common as well. I could get 1/2 dozen tomorrow. That is No BS. Type 30 up to very late Last Ditch (perfect example). That is not including the internet. Not cheap, for that a person may have to wait. That can be a long wait.
Our individual experiences maybe a bit random, a nice clean Berthier has eluded me for a couple years now. I am not a collector or condition nut. I dont mean some freak example in mint condition. Odd though, I used to see them when I did not want one. That seems like how that goes. If I wanted a Type 30 bad enough, I might never see one again?
Helps to join a club and do a little networking. And be retired and a lot of driving around