Japanese Arisaka rifle has been rechambered to 6.5X57 marked 6-5"57 on the barrel, serial # matches on bolt, magazine cover & receiver. Sights have bben are altered and barrel length is just over 21 inches, it has a bore liner and looks good or better. Chrysanthemum has not been ground but over stamped with an X. Shock was cut shorter on the forarm, has original metal butt plate & bolt has been turned down. Please add $25.00 for insurance, shipping and handling, (shipped U.S Postal Priority Mail), along with a signed copy of yours dealers (Curio & Relic ok) FFL. Payment is by certified check or money order PERIOD, no personal checks or business checks. Please email any questions, requests for more photos or comments. *** Payment & FFL are expected with in 7 business days after the auction closes***Note: Chambered in 6.5x50mm Japanese originally now in 6.5X57 This round was a not-uncommon conversion of the plentiful 6.5 Arisaka rifles brought home by veterans. Before Norma began exporting 6.5x50mm Arisaka ammo to the US, gunsmiths often reamed out the chamber with a .257 Roberts reamer. Handloaders then simply expanded the necks of the .257 Roberts cases to 6.5. Interestingly, the Europeans had been using a 6.5x57 Mauser cartridge since the 1890's and is ballistically identical to this wildcat round though they have different headspace dimensions and are not interchangeable.
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