Can someone tell me what's going on with this Type 38? It has a Type 99 front band and it doesn't look like bubba. Receiver is marked as a Type 38 and everything about it points to it being a 38.
Interesting. It looks exactly like my trainer rifle which I was told was based off the type 99 long. Hope to see some others chime inIt's definitely not. The stock is clearly a 38 with the drainage notch and the receiver says 三八式. Maybe a Type 99 forend was jammed into place?
It does look like a front band for a long 99.It's definitely not. The stock is clearly a 38 with the drainage notch and the receiver says 三八式. Maybe a Type 99 forend was jammed into place?
It looks to me like someone put a trainer front band on an standard 38 rifle.It does look like a front band for a long 99.
Seems to me that when it comes to training rifles, who knows…a lot of things go out the window.
I’ve seen that display background many times on gunbroker…Maybe ask the seller to send better pictures?
Speaking of that seller, in the past he's been a real hassle to answer straight forward questions. At least on a 38 short rifle he once had and an SLD Jinsen a year or so ago. He may've had other life things going on that made gunbroker a nuisance to him, but his responses either didn't come or they just didn't answer the questions.
This is my assumption now too. The front band looks a little too rough of a fit with the wood for it to be anything factory. Didn’t realize a 99 front band could fit though, minus the wood.Doesn't appear to be a trainer made from a Type 38. I went to the auction site; 'mum is not cancelled and their is no school mark. Seller has clear pictures of the front band. Who added it is anyone's guess, I lean to GI or "bubba."