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Item #36658

Japanese Type 99 Last Ditch Rifle w/ Bayonet

  • Maker: Japanese
  • Model: 99
  • Caliber: 7.7mm

  • Description: Serial #(Series 30) 83, 7.7mm Arisaka, 26 barrel with a very good bore that has some light freckling within the grooves. This is a Nagoya marked rifle with fixed rear sight and ground 'mum that has non-matching numbers on the crudely finished bolt. The metal has retained about 75-80% original blue which blends smoothly into a plum-brown patina on the balance with some further silvering and gray fading along the high edges and bearing surfaces. The duffel-cut stock and handguard are in very good shape with scattered light-moderate handling marks and surface blemishes throughout the original varnish finish and moderate wear around the edges of the nailed wooden buttplate. The rifle is accompanied by a Koishikawa marked Type 30 hooked quillon bayonet that has been polished to bright metal throughout, and comes with a black painted metal scabbard. This rifle was never equipped with front sight protectors, nor does it make provisions for a cleaning rod. This is a good plus-very good example of a low numbered, late series Type 99 variant, and would make a nice representative example for a collection. FFL or C&R