WW2 Japanese Arisaka Type 99 With Mum in 7.7mm
This is a NICE Japanese Type 99 rifle with lots of character and accessories. This example is a series 23 rifle made at the Kokura arsenal in about September of 1943. The rifle has a host of early Arisaka features... Like the monopod on the front, the anti aircraft sight wings on the rear sight. The Emporor's property mark, the "Mum" is still intact, indicating that this rifle was likely a captured weapon rather than a surrendered weapon. Interestingly, the rifle has some sort of equipment strap that was repurposed into a sling attached. Arisaka rifles featured some inovative technology for the time period, like a chrome lined bore, and bolt face. The numbers on this rifle are all matching, the bore is mint, and the stock has never been sanded and modified, with the inspection cartouches showing proud. The bluing on this rifle shows the rich deep color of the early war period, before the quality of fit and finish were relaxed near the end of the war. This rifle really displays well, and would be a great addition to a WW2 collection.