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Old 11-01-2010, 07:19 PM   #1
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I found a local guy selling one and I know nothing about it other then it's related to a 303 and has similar characteristics. Anything I should look out for?

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Old 11-01-2010, 11:16 PM   #2
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Make sure it's all there! The 99 had a bolt dust cover, never found one on any rifle. Aircraft "wings" sights, monopad, and an intact Mum. The 7.7 caliber Japanese rounds are hard ones. There was Rimmed, semi rimmed, and Rimless, as you would guess, they are not interchangable. Power is similar to the .30-06, not the .303. The .303 and 7.7 both use a .311 bullet.

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Thanks for the replay but I think I'm going to let it go. He wants $300 for it and for that amount I'd buy something else. It does come with 140 rounds but I still don't need it that bad.

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I have worked with one a friend's dad brought back from the war. His was very accurate. Reloading componants are available as is factory ammo. A nice unaltered example is getting harder to come by lately. If original please for history sakes leave it that way. If you have a specific question just ask I MIGHT be able to answer them from experence.

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Thanks for the replay but I think I'm going to let it go. He wants $300 for it and for that amount I'd buy something else. It does come with 140 rounds but I still don't need it that bad.
thats about the going price for one in good condition with all optional parts including a non-demilled chrysanthimum. as the war progressed the parts got sloppier but it really did not effect the accuracy of the rifles compaired to earlier examples. accuracy is on par with generic issued springfield A3-03. much like most ww2/ww1 surplus arms make sure you have an expert on those particular guns evaluate it before you pay collector prices.

one last thing quite a few of the old arisaka rifles that made it back to the states were exposed to salt water and harsh environments. have a competent smith fully inspect it before firing. a lot of them that are found in gun shows and private hands are wall hangers only.
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