Hello all! I recently purchased a sporterized arisaka. I paid $100 for it, so I figured, why not? I did a little digging as the shop didn't know much. Its a type 38 carbine with chopped stock, peened mum and drilled for a scope. A scope clearly was never mounted. The bolt is bent. The rear swivel was removed a filled in. There's speckled rust all over. It has a small tang safety. The bolt doesn't match or the floor plate. It seems to be made pre 35 due to the lack of series mark and a six digit serial number. (179xxx). It was made at Tokyo. The arsenal name escapes me at the moment. I bought this as a project to get my foot in the door of Arisakas. I know full well ill lose money and that's fine. What id like to know is what the history is on my rifle and of t38 carbines in general. What's good 6.5 ammo and what to shy away from. What's a good place to start researching and collecting in general. Thanks in advance!