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Join Date: Jan 2011
Location: North Eastern,Pa
Re: Type 38 Arisaka
You can easily buy the original ammo if it is indeed original chamber. This is cheaper than having expensive custom work done on a gun whose value is less than the custom changes. If you just want to use it for sentimental reasons ( your Uncles memory) thats the way to go. If it happens to be some odd rechamber, any ammo can be made up, its not a big issue. Most gunsmiths will do a complete "check-up" for $50 to $75. One important thing is to measure the barrel. The original 38 was the longest rifle used in WWII. The 38 revision that came out with the type 99 was a "cavalry carbine", with a barrel just a tad longer than 19". They are valueable guns in original condition. Let us know what you've got.
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