• T44 Cavalry Carbine (First Variation)

    T44 Cavalry Carbine "First 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 "First Variation" (5 picture virtual tour ... click here)
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    Note: Article and pictures provided courtesy of MILSURPS.COM member "riceone"


    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.

    Collector Comments and Feedback:

    1. This particular T44 first variation rifle in well used condition. This rifle was most likely carried by horse back mounted Japanese soldiers in China between WW1 and into WW2. There is very little rust on this rifle and the stock is not beat and banged up - just well used. The amazing part is the bore is still in very good condition a tribute to the Japanese soldiers that kept it clean - No corrosion or pitting in the bore. ..... (Feedback by "riceone")
    This article was originally published in forum thread: T44 Cavalry Carbine "First Variation" started by Badger View original post
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