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Question about Kanji and concentric circle mark on Type 38

 
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haddockkl



Joined: May 23 2018
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PostPosted: Wed May 23, 2018 8:43 pm    Post subject: Question about Kanji and concentric circle mark on Type 38 Reply with quote

Hello all, I recently acquired a no series Type 38 in pretty rough shape but it has the 00 added to the serial number as well as the additon of the 文 kanji and overstamped mum with concentric circles.



Can anyone translate the Kanji's meaning?
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seinen



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PostPosted: Thu May 24, 2018 10:54 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Sure, the kanji "文" (bun) is an abbreviation for the longer phrase "文部者", which translates "Minister of Education."

Do you mind posting the rifle serial number?

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haddockkl



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PostPosted: Thu May 24, 2018 6:54 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The serial number appears to be 1506993 but it's a bit ocluded by oxidation. The build number is J784 and everything but the bolt matches, but it matches its self.

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seinen



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PostPosted: Fri May 25, 2018 12:39 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks for the additional pix!

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gwsiii



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PostPosted: Wed May 30, 2018 5:15 pm    Post subject: rifle Reply with quote

That is well marked. You can just collect different receiver markings and mum treatments and have a huge collection... Thanks for posting! Trey
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