"JAPANESE TYPE 30 HOOK SAFETY CARBINE. SN 38122. Cal. 6.5 Jap. Rare carbine with 19" bbl, protected barleycorn front sight and 1,500 meter ladder rear sight. Receiver has the imperial chrysanthemum with Japanese characters and the unusual double concentric circles stamped over the chrysanthemum. A gentleman who is a Japanese Arms historian stated that it is his belief that these rifles so marked are in some way flawed or did not meet standards or had been relegated to training status. These carbines had been introduced only a few years prior to the introduction of the Type 38 rifle & carbine which occurred in 1905. Therefore it would stand to reason that the Type 30 rifles & carbines had been demoted to training status or possibly a home guard situation. This rifle has the usual straight bolt handle and the hook safety which when rotated to vertical position, locks the bolt and blocks the sight picture until rotated counter clockwise 90 degrees. Mounted in a laminated mahogany stock without handguard and has a slotted head cleaning rod with sling wires on left side. Accompanied by an orig long rifle bayonet with steel scabbard and rubberized canvas frog. PROVENANCE: Stern Collection. CONDITION: Very good to fine. Metal retains 70-75% thin orig finish with a series of small dents by the front band. Stock has some separation in the lamination and a repair on bottom of forestock, otherwise is sound with light nicks & dings and retains most of an old refinish. Mechanics are fine, strong sharp bore, dark in the grooves. Bayonet is fine, frog shows heavy wear. 4-33705 JR155 (500-750)"
Reloading kit for pinfire cartridges (5mm,7mm, 9mm & 12mm)
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