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    does anyone know what this could be?

    First off I need to say hi to everyone, haven't been around much, minor health issues.
    Back to business, here's a question for y'all. Whatthehellisthis (yes, all one word). The muzzle end measures about .252 and in one pic it has some markings on the receiver that look Chinese or Japanese to me but who knows. It has a bayonet lug and is in pretty rough condition.
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    It looks like a 6.5mm Arisaka from Japan.
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    more pics
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    Thanks for any input you may have.
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    Thank you Irv. I googled Arisaka and it looks like you are correct, as usual. (no surprise here). Again, I appreciate it. Looks like maybe the Type 38 model.

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    The end of the bolt looks very familiar. Here is an old friend of the rifle.

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    Definitely a 6.5 Arisaka. One good thing is that it has an intact mum marking. That the three little intersecting rings on the receiver. Most rifles at the end of the war got the mum mark ground off since it was the symbol of the Emperor. Nice rifle.
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    Looks like a fence post disguised as somekinda rifle!?
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    As implied by Heathen's post an intact Chrysanthemum generally equates with a battlefield pick-up/bring back.

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    M-38 6.5 Jap. Fine round. Fine rifle. Very strong. If bore is chromed, will likely be a good shooter. Do a google for more info. Go slow on the rifle. Find out factory, year, etc. Some of those w/ intact Chrysanthemums are worth a bit of decent money. Norma makes good modern ammo for this rifle. Sincerely. bruce.

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    Some of the rifles towards the end of the war had heat-treat issues. Cool piece for a collection but I wouldn't shoot it.
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