Hey everyone. This past Joppa show in Woolmarket was sadly smaller than I hoped but with gun shows going on in Mobile and New Orleans at the same time it was bound to happen. Anyway I found this arisaka training rifle on a friend's table and managed to get him to let loose of it for $220, which was high but I had a gut feeling about which model it was based on the unique bolt release system and the style of the safety. After I got it home I ran it by a few arisaka trainer experts on another forum and I had quite a surprise. At first I thought this was a rare Nambu 7/8 scale Child's trainer due to the unique features I mentioned earlier but later I found out that this trainer was something completely different: a 38 type Nambu gun, according to an old sales add for it back in 1929. It is considered the transition trainer between the Child's trainer and the normal type 38 trainer and was only manufactured for one year in very limited numbers. Also according to the experts I talked to, one of which is keeping tabs on all of these that have been reported, mine is only the sixth ever to be found! It also had a school branding on the stock and I found out which school owned this trainer: Daiwa Youth School (I guess either a middle or junior high school by our standards). So far it is the only one reported that has an original sling, making it that much more rare. Go figure my rarest rifle is one that can't fire a live round. Anyway hope you guys like it as much as I do.