Type 99 Advice Needed

Discussion in 'General Rifle Discussion' started by ivanhoe22, Nov 3, 2012.

  1. ivanhoe22

    ivanhoe22 New Member

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    Check out the attached pictures. I don't think the stock is how it was made. Am I missing wood on this rifle? Is this what they call "spotorised"? Was it cut short, or are there other pieces that would make this more like the Type 99's I see in regular circulation?

    Any ideas where I can get a new stock, if advisable?

    Thanks in advance.
     

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  2. c3shooter

    c3shooter Administrator Staff Member

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  3. ivanhoe22

    ivanhoe22 New Member

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    Thanks. That helps. Any other ideas on where I could get a stock?

    Is this gun basically worthless in its current condition? In other words, if I start messing with it, am I destroying value?
     
  4. c3shooter

    c3shooter Administrator Staff Member

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    Well, there good news, and bad.

    First, the good. See that funny circle stamped above the chamber? That is the Imperial Chrysanthemem- symbol of the Emperor. When war ended, rifles that were surrendered had that ground off to prevent shaming the Emperor. Usually having an intact mum indicates weapon captured in combat- and desirable to a collector.

    Now the bad news- stocks are scarce. You have some searching ahead of you. Google is your friend. If the rifle is RESTORED to original config, it has some value as a collector's item. As it, it has some value as a shooter or as a parts gun. Would check ebay, craigslist, and post a note on gunauction.com, gunbroker.com, and gunsamerica.com. Also look for an active Arisaka or milsurp forum to check for parts.

    Before I did anything, would probably get a smith to check what caliber the rifle is in. Due to shortage of 7.7mm ammo, many were converted to 30-06.
     
  5. Trez

    Trez Well-Known Member

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    A few things to consider before restoration... Matching number guns and guns with the "Mum" are slightly more collectible... Matching rifles without a mum, are more desired than mismatched gun with the mum... Do you know if all the numbers match? It doesnt seem to be hacked up too bad, just the stock, replace the upper handguard, Rear stock band, and bayonet lug...

    If it is mumed and matching I would restore it... You will have to buy the "right" parts though, Arisaka collectors are picky SOB's and can tell the difference between a Nagoya stock and Koukra one...

    Check out this fourm.. http://forums.gunboards.com/forumdisplay.php?52-Firearms-Of-The-Rising-Sun

    The members really know their stuff, and dont mind helping out.... Many will sell you the parts you need, for little very money, there more interested in the rifle than making a profit off its parts...
     
  6. gunnut07

    gunnut07 New Member

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    Make sure and check it for explosives. LOL