Arisaka type 99 stripped action

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  1. texaswoodworker

    texaswoodworker New Member

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    I found an Arisaka Type 99 stripped action for $35 plus shipping and FFL fee. Should I get it?

    It doesn't have a bolt, trigger, or anything. I'm wanting to eventually build a custom rifle, possibly a .22 hornet, .243, or maybe a wildcat cartridge. How hard would it be to get a bolt, trigger, barrel, ect for this action?

    Would I be better off (less expensive) to just buy a complete action from HOWA, or something?

    I don't plan on building the rifle now, just eventually.

    I could also buy a complete barreled action for $160. Would that be better?

    thanks.
     
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  2. atrbertothy

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    I would get the t99 action you can get the parts need though Numrich and Jack First. Brownells will have some aftermarket parts.

    The 7.7 and the 6.5 jap are good strong actions the type 99 is the 7.7 jap. It has a longer action and can be chambered in any round based of the 30/06 or the 308. The good part by choosing a 243 Win on the T 99 is you would be able to reload your ammo with longer bullets or even setting bullets out more to have more case volume and you will get better seed out of it. You could also chamber it for the 6.5/06, 6.5x284, 260 rem, and the 6.5x57. All of this rounds are great rounds for most of any thing in the USA.
     

  3. texaswoodworker

    texaswoodworker New Member

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    Just checked out numrich. The bolt alone is over $100. :(

    It may be cheaper just to buy a sporterized one.
     
  4. atrbertothy

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    That is true. Still, with the receivr you can make what you.
     
  5. Trez

    Trez Well-Known Member

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    Tex... Go here and ask for what you want. A lot of the guys there have a bunch of barreled receivers and parts for cheap. You have to go to the "Firearms of the Rising Sun" area.
    Its a forum so you will have to sign up, but it where I get alot of my old gun parts, people there are nice and dont gouge you on prices.

    http://forums.gunboards.com/forum.php

    I have a barreled receiver for a type 38 carbine I havent decided what to do with yet....... ;)
     
  6. texaswoodworker

    texaswoodworker New Member

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    Holy crap trez! I love that place. Sooo many cheap milsurps.

    [​IMG]

    I'm still looking into my options though. I've read that Mausers tend to be easier to rebarrel and chamber than the Arisakas. I'll have to keep looking into it.

    How smooth is the action on an Arisaka?
     
  7. Trez

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    Arisaka actions are about the same as most other military bolt actions... (Better than a Mosin, not as nice as a '03, if that helps) I wouldnt think it would be that hard to rebarrel one, get a barrel blank and thread it for the Jap threads.

    I personally like the Type 38 action wise, but as someone else said you will have more room in the mag with the T99.....

    Actually let me check the gun shope I go to for my Arisakas... I remember there being a Type 99 "parts gun" the stock was sporterized, it had the bolt body but none of the inners. I think he wanted $50 for it....
     
  8. texaswoodworker

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    That would probably work. A complete bolt only has 4 or so pieces don't they?

    Also, by none of the inners, are you just talking about the bolt, or the actual rifle?

    Does it have the mum, or was it taken off?

    If he has it, let me know. I'll definitely consider it. :D

    Thanks.
     
  9. atrbertothy

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    The Arisaka is a nice action the rebarrel will be harder then the Mauser, because it has a weird cut for the extractor. Other then that you can't go wrong with that action. Like I said earlier, if you can fit the round in the chamber, you can put a barrel chambered for that round on it. P.O. Ackly tried to destroy the Arisaka action and was unable to make the weapon even unusable to any degree. I have scene one chambered in the 300 ultra mag., but still personally I would chose lighter rounds.
     
  10. Trez

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    Kinda off topic, but Ive seen a few people say it....
    It was Hatcher that did the military bolt action tests. He tested a Type 38. It took welding a bolt in the barrel and even then the barrel exploded not the action. The rifle was later rebarreled and functioned perfectly.

    :)
     
  11. JTJ

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    I would pass on the action only deal. I have seen complete Arisaka's for well under $200.
     
  12. texaswoodworker

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    Any word on that $50 Arisaka yet? :D
     
  13. Trez

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    Sorry...
    I havent gotten to that side of town yet.... :eek:
     
  14. texaswoodworker

    texaswoodworker New Member

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    No problem. :)
     
  15. Trez

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    There was another one there too IIRC, but its sort of a monstrosity.... It looks like to me to be a T38 action with a T99 barrel but it was cut down on the chamber end and rechambered to .308.. I would think that would make it some sorta .308 with a .311 bullet? I think he wanted $125 for that one, but it was complete, someone even made a stock so it doesnt have the rear tangs like the military action would. (Dont know how great it is?)
     
  16. texaswoodworker

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    I'll pass on the mix matched Arisaka.

    I've decided that I'll probably use a mauser action for my build. If the shop still has that $50 Arisaka, I still want it. Either as just a shooter, or maybe a resoration project. :D
     
  17. atrbertothy

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    P.O. Ackly tested the actions as well.
     
  18. robertb6112

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    I'm surprised that everybody is supporting destroying a milsurp gun. Please don't do it!
     
  19. Trez

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    Because theres plenty that are already "destroyed", I dont think hes referring to using a pristine one...
     
  20. gunnut07

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    1. I wouldn't do it, as they are decent enough actions. Heat treating though was SPOTTY at best.
    2. You can get 700 actions cheap.
    3. Oh dear here comes the milsurp crybabies. A rifle is a rifle is a rifle. It doesn't matter if it was once a military gun or now. Why are so many people so crazy for not destroying a gun. I myself would much rather see someone take a 98 m out of the cabinet or safe and rebarrel re stock it and use it over seeing one just waste away in storage never to be used. Guns are meant to be SHOT not looked at. I have at least 2 dozen DESTROYED milsurps in my safes. All shoot better than any factory gun out there.

    I support a guy make a gun that he wants to shoot and use. That is what I support.