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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.

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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?

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Nope, bolt numbers do not match. The receiver is stamped 255, so is the barrel and the trigger guard. Here are pics of the bolt.



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?

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Got another question for the experts out there (and yeah, I have ordered 3 books so I can enlighten myself about Japanese rifles so any help in the mean time is highly appreciated). 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?
 

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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?
Yes, the method you describe and show in the photos is a fairly typical method of retaining the rear sight assembly.

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Neat gun,Rylan, you've been finding some good stuff lately.tho cursed with mismatched bolts, welcome aboard.
 
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