Hi,, I picked this up a couple of weeks and I thought it was a Type 38 trainer but after close inspection I noticed it is 7.7 mm and has rifling. Any info is appreciated.
It's a Japanese T-38 training rifle that has the appearance of having been shortened in length. The particular style of safety knob has been noted on the manufacturer that used a simple star logo stamped into the receiver. Does the bolt number match any of those on the rifle receiver?
Yes, the method you describe and show in the photos is a fairly typical method of retaining the rear sight assembly.The rear sight is attached to what appears to be a cast iron piece that just rest on top of the barrel and is held in place by the hand guard and barrel lip. Is this a common feature of Type 38 trainers?