The rifle with the butter knife handle is a Arisaka, I have one that I purchased already modified in in 1976, It was in .243. Took it to a local gunsmith as it had some feeding issues, fixed it right up and also said that it had a Douglas Supreme bbl. It has accounted for a lot of Deer over the years. Still have it.i cant find any marking on it except 599173
I can’t argue that they aren’t more accurate and have better triggers but they are so damn ugly😩I have used my daughter's Remington 783 in .243, to hunt deer here in Michigan a couple of years. I never shot at a deer, but I really love the gun. A very low cost, very accurate and low recoiling gun, by a reputable company. While there are a couple others that are making the same type of gun, a low cost bolt action rifle, the Remington is the only one I have shot. I think that Savage makes one, as does Mossberg. All good rifles, at a very excellent price. Better than you could have bought 25 years ago, at twice the price. Modern technology has done a lot for both rifles, and also pistols. For 600$ you can buy a 1911 that would have cost you probably 1500$ 25 years ago, and that is in the dollars of that day. The 1911 that you pay 6 bills for now will have just about everything you could want in both a carry gun and even a competition gun.