Rare Japanese Type 44 Carbine, chambered in 6.5 Japanese. 3rd variation carbine, with wide set bayonet screws. Full Mum, and matching serial numbers except for the dust cover. Small parts are also assembly number matched. This example is unique as it features period trench art, likely from the capturing soldier. Insets are real mother of pearl and carving is very well done. This example is mechanically excellent, with a bright mirror like bore. Original finish is about 90%. This rifle is NOT import marked and is a very attractive example