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Japanese Nagoya Arisaka Type 44 6.5mm Carbine (5399)

Availability: Out of stock

$2,850.00

Quick Overview

Made by Nagoya Arsenal, this Type 44 is of the second series of the third type, having a longer bayonet housing than the first or second type, and would have been manufactured some time between 1933 and 1940. This carbine is in excellent condition. Almost all of the blueing remains. The woodwork has a number of minor dings and dents. The barrel is in excellent condition. Serial numbers are matching. The chrysanthemum has been removed. The cleaning rod is missing.

Details

Made by Nagoya Arsenal, this Type 44 is of the second series of the third type, having a longer bayonet housing than the first or second type, and would have been manufactured some time between 1933 and 1940. This carbine is in excellent condition. Almost all of the blueing remains. The woodwork has a number of minor dings and dents. The barrel is in excellent condition. Serial numbers are matching. The chrysanthemum has been removed. The cleaning rod is missing.

Developed from the Type 38 carbine, the Type 44 was intended to provide the cavalry with a carbine with an integral bayonet, where before the bayonet had had to be carried separately. The bayonet on the Type 44 is a needle type and folds backwards and locks underneath the barrel.

A hook was also located directly below the front sight on the right side of the rifle, replicating the hooked quillon of the Type 30 bayonet used in the bayonet fencing techniques taught to Japanese soldiers of the period. The Type 44 also had a compartment in the buttstock, accessed via an ingenious rotating door, to store a unique two-piece cleaning rod. Chambered for the 6.5×50mm Arisaka round, The Type 44 had an internal five-round box magazine, fed by five-round chargers.

Production of the Type 44 began in 1911 and the carbine entered service in 1912 (the 44th year of the Meiji period). Production of the carbine finished in 1942, although it continued to be used until the end of the Second World War. Approximately 91,900 Type 44 rifles were produced by Japanese arsenals during these years.

Although intended for cavalry troops, many other units, such as transport, were issued these carbines, while some cavalry troops continued to use the Type 38 carbine.

Specifications

SPECIFICATION METRIC IMPERIAL
Manufacturer Nagoya Arsenal
Overall Length 966mm 38"
Barrel Length 487mm 19.17"
Weight 3.3 Kg 7 lbs 4 oz
Cartridge 6.5x50mm Arisaka
Magazine Capacity 5 Rounds