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.
Japanese Arisaka rifle has been rechambered to 6.5X57 marked 6-557 on the barrel, serial # matches on bolt, magazine cover & receiver. Sights have bben are a
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