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S&T Arisaka Type 38 Spring Powered Bolt Action Airsoft Rifle

ID: 73841 (SR-ST-Type38)
ST-SPG-14
S&TST-SPG-1473841
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4.3 stars, based on 4 reviews
S&T Arisaka Type 38 Spring Powered Bolt Action Airsoft Rifle
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$299.00

Canada Export CompliantCanadaExport Compliant
This gun has a muzzle velocity rating (FPS) between 366 and 500, and is compliant for export to Canada.

Features

  • Realistic wood stock and metal receiver
  • Single shot bolt action design
  • Matte sunburst finish
  • Drop free magazine
  • 26 round capacity
  • Imperial chrysanthemum marking on the receiver
  • FGlip up "anti-aircraft" style rear sight
  • A realistic recreation of one of Imperial Japans main battle rifles
Designed in the early 1900's the Arisaka Type 38 rifle was one of the most common bolt action rifles seen in the hands of the Japanese Imperial Army. While not as powerful as its successor, the Type 99, the Type 38 was well designed and enjoyed widespread use and respect from the soldiers who fielded it in combat.

S&T has faithfully recreated one of the "big 3" battle rifles from WWII. Built from aluminum alloy and real wood, the S&T Type 38 features the Imperial Chrysanthemum marking on the receiver as an added touch of authenticity. Powered by a spring the Type 38 requires not batteries or gas and is a reliable partner in any field of skirmish.

Length: 1290mm
Weight: 2300g
Magazine Capacity: 26 rounds
Fire Modes: Single Shot, Safety
Hopup: Yes / Adjustable
Package Includes: Gun, Magazine

Manufacturer: S&T

FPS Range: 380-400

About S&T

S&T is a group of Airsoft enthusiasts that produces rifles and parts based on the trends in the Airsoft industry. Their mission is to supply a wide range of quality products with the most competitive pricing for dealers and consumers alike. S&T was founded in 2009 with their HQ office located in Hong Kong, a subsidiary office in Japan, as well as Airsoft / Airgun manufacturing facilities in China.

4 Customer Reviews

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by Shaun Y. on 01/24/2019
"I have cycled 1000+ BBs since I got this rifle and I feel like it is time to make this review.

Pros
- It looks absolutely beautiful right out of the box, with real wood and metal
- All the parts fit together tightly and secure (except maybe lower band, but it is really no issue since it does not affect performance in any way)
- The motion of the bolt is solid and smooth (with lube)
- The rifle feeds and shoots reliably (Only had one failure to feed so far)
- It is a springer

Cons
- The iron sight is difficult to use
- The bolt needs grease after putting 400 or so BB+ through this rifle
- The bolt release is fake
- The receiver is half covered by the dust cover when you pull back the bolt; Receiver lacks details
- The edge of the hole of the dust cover (where the bolt handle goes through) was slightly bent after me slamming the bolt down multiple times
- The lower band moves a bit, so the handguard also moves ever so slightly forward (I do not think the lower band is good for weight-bearing, so I will not attach the sling)
- Mag is plastic, and nowhere to find replacement mags
- From some Japanese sources, this particular model cannot be fixed with a type 38 bayonet

It may seem that I have listed more cons than pros, but make no mistakes that I absolutely love this rifle. I use it to punch pizza boxes every day I come back home. It is a springer so that means I can just pick it up and have a blast without having to worry about battery/gas. Because it is sping-powered, my hand was sore the first few days from pulling back bolt with force, but once I got used to the resistance the rifle cycled alright. After maybe 400 rounds the bolt felt really stiff, but there is nothing a little WD-40 cannot fix (I know, I know, WD-40 is not really a lube, but I have no proper gun lube around).
by Baylee M. on 01/28/2019
"This gun is absolutely beautiful! The design of the wood and strength of the metal is amazing. Pulling back the bolt is smooth and feels good in the hands. The only issue (and this might just be mine) is that it is shooting NO WHERE close to the FPS as declared on this page. I'm sure I can just upgrade the spring in it, although with replacement parts so scarce I may just use it as a wall hanger. Over all the build is amazing! Feels good in the hands and the bolt is as smooth as any other bolt action (Course, you have to have some strength to pull it back, it's a little tough until it's used a few times.) I'll probably use this on the field and see how it does, if it doesn't do too well then I'll be adding it to the wall and marveling at the well built metal and wood, just like it was all those years ago.

Over all, 8/10.
by Jarius B. on 12/05/2017
"Alright finally got one

Pros:
Highly accurate for me
Seemingly durable rifle save for the plastic mag
Good weight, not too heavy not too light
Functional bayonet attachment if you're into that
Good fps (punches right through cardboard)
Working(historically accurate) safety feature
Imperial crest and some Japanese markings to give it that ww2 feel ;)

Cons:
Magazine is plastic and while not as awkward to load than the m1903 mag, it's still finicky.
Incredibly frustrating bolt. The bolt is hard to pull back, which is expected and passable, but it has trouble catching when the user pulls back all the way, sometimes it doesn't have this problem and sometimes it does, not to mention that the rifle can sometimes fire without the user pulling the trigger when the bolt is pushed forward very rarely.
This rifle can jam very easily if the shooter does not pay extra attention to the bolt when firing even semi-fast(definitely not a rifle to speedshoot)


Overall I'm relatively impressed with this arisaka considering how affordable it is. I will definitely be using this for outdoor games(dressed as an Imperial soldier of course :) ) The main problem is just wrestling with that bolt but besides that this rifle is serviceable and highly recommend if you have the patience to deal with it.

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