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Old 12-15-2013, 06:04 PM   #1
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My grandfather passed away yesterday. We were very close. He taught me to box, and to work hard, and to be a fighter. He led an incredible life, and will be missed.
He left me 5 rifles, 2 shotguns, and a pistol. Among the rifles was this type 99 arisaka. I've done a little bit of research on it, and have found that its one of the earlier models. I believe that it dates somewhere around 1939.

Any information would be appreciated as I know very little about the weapon. Mostly I thought that you guys would be interested in it.

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Old 12-15-2013, 06:06 PM   #2
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I forgot to say that the imperial chresanthimum (totally misspelled that lol) is still in tact. Which I have read is fairly un common, because most were defaced.


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Old 12-15-2013, 06:11 PM   #3
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The arisaka, Mossberg 30-30, and s&w .32 that he left me. I believe the .32 predates 1957 because of where the serial number is located.
haven't done any research on the double barreled shotgun yet. Will post about it when I know more
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Sorry to hear about his passing. I was close with my Grandad also. I started learning from him when I was 12 or 13 about reloading, woodworking, gardening, etc. I've shot a lot of surplus rifles but have never shot or even seen an Arisaka. (And I was born in Japan.) My dad brought back a large rising sun flag from fighting on Guadalcanal. He let a bar in Louisville display it, not sure if they still have it or not. Like you said, I've heard many or most of the chrysanthemum marks were removed.
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Yeah, I've never seen one before either. I'm not even sure what type of ammo it takes. 6.5 or something like that I think
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The Type 99 takes 7.7x58 Japanese

Yours is a early model, as it has the Anti-Aircraft wings, do you know if theres a dust cover or monopod floating around somewhere? They make the rifle more valuable as they were thrown away by returning US troops. The Mum is a indication that is a battlefield pickup and not a surrendered rifle.
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Trez nailed it. Rifles captured in combat- intact mum. Surrendered at war's end, ground off.

Some info on the 99, including assembly/disassembly.
http://www.surplusrifle.com/arisaka/index.asp


As said- should be caliber 7.7 Arisaka, aka 7.7 Jap. No subsitutes, please. If there is ANY doubt that the rifle may have been rechambered, take it to a gunsmith. Have him use Cerro-Safe and make a chamber casting.
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Old 12-15-2013, 08:56 PM   #8
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Oh ok. Thanks for the info.

No, there was no dust cover or anything with it. Just the rifle


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