Siamese Type 91 Police Carbine - sn 22xxx
Siamese (Thai) Type 91 police carbine in good condition with 80% finish. 1/5 Bore (heavy pitting throughout). 3/5 Stock. Bolt non-matching serial number.
Furniture was sanded and the original finger grooves are nearly gone.
Stock has an unrepaired 1.5" crack on the right side in front of the barrel band.
On the right side of the stock there are light gouges on the wrist. Remnants of light gouging around where the finger groove would have been located. Heavy gouge next to the barrel band. On the left side of the stock there are gouges throughout the butt. Cracks in the sling mount. Light gouging along the pistol grip and wrist. Several heavy pressure marks forward of the wrist. Heavy gouging before the barrel band. On the underside of the stock there are light gouges on the butt. The original mounting point for the sling mount of the Japanese Type 38 Arisaka is visible before the pistol grip. Wooden insert on the top of the butt at the heel. Handguard has light gouging in front of the rear sight.
Royal Thai National Police Crest stamped on the top of the receiver.
Dust cover has lightly worn finish. Receiver and barrel has light to mild pitting along the stock's woodline. Barrel band has heavy pitting on the right side. Trigger guard and magazine has light pitting.
Includes leather sling.
The Thai Type 91 was originally a Japanese Type 38 Arisaka. It was rebuilt/reworked, the stock reworked to resemble the US M1 Carbine stock, the barrel was shortened, and issued to either Thai military or Thai police. This example was manufactured for Thai police as the police crest is found on the receiver, the rear sight is the original Type 38 tangent sight, the dust cover is present, the bolt is straight instead of down turned, and the forward end of the stock is rounded instead of squared.
C&R eligible. Import engraved.