WWII Japanese Rifle

This is a Japanese rifle, complete with a bayonet, that my father obtained in World War II. My father was in the Army and was stationed in the South Pacific. As I understand it, many Japanese rifles were piled up and offered to the soldiers as souveniers. So my father picked up one and brought it home poking out of a duffle bag, according to my uncle.

The rifle has a wooden stock. The rifle is quite heavy, or at least I thought so as a child. The rifle is complete and functional - if you have the proper caliber ammunition. The rifle has no rust on it.

According to my uncle, all captured Japanese rifles had to have the Japan rising sun emblem removed and this rifle is no exception (see last photograph below). There is a place on the top of the rifle that appears to have had something ground off. Per the Geneva Convention, the bayonet is not sharp and it will not cut you, but the point on the end is good.

The picture below shows the rifle with the cover on the bayonet removed.

The cover of the bayonet is to the right of the rifle. You can see there is no rust on the bayonet and the bayonet is not sharp but the point is.

The rifle is a bolt action. This picture shows the bolt pulled back ready for ammunition to be placed in the rifle. The rifle can store several rounds in the stock below the bolt and above the trigger. There is a second "trigger release" that opens a door on the bottom of the rifle to remove any ammunition.