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    I have this t-38, TK, series 25 with a repair at the wrist. The repair is neat and looks old. Did the Japanese arsenals do repairs like this?Click image for larger version. 

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    Bow tie Dutchman's like that have been used for a very long time in wood working. You'll see it done on Japanese rifles as well as those of other countries. Is the rifle import marked? The bow tie on the left wrist is missing and someones filled the void with putty or something? Jon

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    More likely a post WWII Chinese repair.

    Gregg

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    No import marks and all matching ,DC, and mum. Left side does look like putty or epoxy, but same color.

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    I'm with Gregg, more likely a Chinese repair; for a crack that bad and in that position, a replacement stock would have been in order.
    03man - Don Voigt
    Author of "The Japanese T99 Arisaka Rifle" 2010 edition
    Co-author of "The Knee Mortars of Japan 1921-1945" 2011 edition
    Near Charlotte, NC

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