Rare Condition Chinese Arisaka Conversion in 8mm
With mountains of Japanese Rifles and equipment left in China after WW2 the rifles became integral parts on both sides of the Chinese Civil War pitting Nationalists with Communists. Both sides made use of the leftover Arisaka Rifles. This version is one of the nicest you will ever see. Converted to the then Chinese standard 8x57 Mauser from the original 6.5mm Japanese round and marked on top with the 7.9 Caliber designation during a Chinese refurbishment they were issued to all sorts of Militias, and troops in both the Chinese Civil War and later in the Korean War. This exapmple started life as a Japanese Type s8 model, and has had a Chinese manufactured stock replacement during the arsenal rebuild. The bluing is 98% with a soft smooth trigger pull and a shootable bore. Very few of these were imported in anything but "Rode Hard & Put Away Wet" condition making this an almost impossible to find example. Whiole the boire is not perfect, and shows wear and some debris in the grooves it is tight at the muzzle and should shoot well. Despite the bore issues, this bore is far and above better than most of this variation you will see. The sling on this rifle is actually some sort of Chinese rifle sling probably meant for a Mosin Nagant, but works well on this. Truly a rare condition for an interesting rifle!