Mosin Nagant, Mauser & Arisaka


New member
I recently purchased one Russian rifle. Seems to shoot ok. Surplus ammo not too costly.
The rifle I bought was dated 1938. For $130. I thought I needed it. Goes along with my Arisaka Japanese rifle, never fired the Arisaka yet, never looked for ammo or recall what it takes.
Can anyone reccomend some Arisaka ammo?
And I have a Mauser with a missing bolt. GEW 1888 commission rifle.
I'll be only using the Mauser as a wall hanger, anyone have an extra bolt?


  • Danzig1.jpg
    29.2 KB · Views: 3
Last edited:


Full Access Member
Which Arisaka is it?

The early models fire the 6.5x51mm cartridge while the later Type 99s fire the larger 7.7x58mm cartridge. Both cartridges are available with a little searching, the 7.7 being more available than the 6.5.

Either way it's a good idea to have the rifle checked out by a competent gunsmith before firing it.

Good Luck and post some pics please


New member
I have not yet figured out what type of Arisaka it is.
Can some one here help ID it?
I recently bought it from a co-worker, who did not know what it was, had belonged to his father.


  • arisaka 005.jpg
    arisaka 005.jpg
    43.4 KB · Views: 7
  • arisaka 003.JPG
    arisaka 003.JPG
    78.8 KB · Views: 7
  • arisaka 002.JPG
    arisaka 002.JPG
    77.9 KB · Views: 7


Full Access Member
I had a 7.7 jap years ago, great shooter. It had been sportarized.

If I remember correctly Hornady makes special runs of 7.7 & 6.5 and Grafs & Sons used to stock it.


Full Access Member
Hard to tell from the pics which rifle it is. The two are pretty similar in appearance, as the Type 99 is basically just a re-chambered version of the earlier Meiji(sp?) Year 38 rifle.
Wish I could be more help.

If you have a good gunsmith in town or an upcoming gunshow, take it there and ask some of the surplus guys about it.
Last edited:


New member
Found some information on translating the Arisaka markings.
type 38
Nagoya Arsenal
series 27


  • arisaka2 001.jpg
    arisaka2 001.jpg
    83.6 KB · Views: 2
  • arisaka2 002.jpg
    arisaka2 002.jpg
    54 KB · Views: 3

Members online

No members online now.

Latest posts