• T44 Cavalry Carbine (Second Variation)

    T44 Cavalry Carbine "Second Variation"

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    Caliber: ....................... 6 x 50mm Japanese
    Rifling: ........................ 4 groove, right hand
    Barrel Length: ............. 19 in. (483mm)
    Overall Length: ............ 38 in. (965mm)
    Weight: ....................... 8 lb. (3.63Kg)
    Magazine capacity: ...... 5 rounds
    Qty Mfg: ...................... 9500

    Canadian Collector Market Value Estimate: $


    T44 Cavalry Carbine "Second Variation" (11 picture virtual tour ... click here)
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    Note: Article and pictures provided courtesy of MILSURPS.COM member "riceone"


    T44 Cavalry Carbine transition rifle with second variation bayonet housing made by Kokura. In 1911 the T38 Carbine was modified to include a permently mounted folding bayonet for cavalry use. This rifle was named T44 it being the 44th year of Meiji rein. A change was made in the middle band to accommodate the triangle bayonet. The stock had a hole in the rear to accommodate a two piece cleaning rod. The hole was metal lined and there was a unique gate on the butt plate to take it in and out. Of all the Japanese rifles made these were the finest finished inside and out. The finish on wood and metal was good or better than commercial grade rifles.

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