General Information on the Model 38 Rifle



 Picture number M38010 (picture courtesy of Shannon Zeigler) The Japanese Model 38 rifle was adopted in the 38th year of the reign of Emperor Meiji, the Western year 1905. It was produced over a longer time span than any other rifle and was used, sometimes in slightly modified form, by a number of other nations.



 Picture number M38020 (picture courtesy of Shannon Zeigler) The Model 38 introduced a number of features which have since become identified with Japanese rifles such as the plum shaped bolt knob.


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