Arisaka Type 44 cavalry rifle/carbine file photo [13162]

Arisaka Type 44 Rifle

Country of OriginJapan
TypeRifle
Caliber6.500 mm
Capacity5 rounds
Length966.000 mm
Barrel Length487.000 mm
Weight3.300 kg
Muzzle Velocity685 m/s

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ww2dbaseThe Type 44 bolt-action cavalry rifles, at times referred to as cavalry carbines, entered production in 1911 and entered service with the Japanese Army in 1912, replacing the earlier Arisaka Type 38 cavalry rifles. Nariakira Arisaka was the chief designer of these weapons. Rather unique with the design was the inclusion of a two-piece cleaning rods that were stored in the hollow stock of each weapon, each accessed via a rotating door. Production ended in 1942 after about 91,900 examples were made.

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Last Major Revision: Aug 2011

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Japanese Arisaka Type 44 cavalry rifles/carbines, with and without bayonet, as seen in a US Army publication, 1940s




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