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Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by Vortex!, May 13, 2018.
Anybody know when or where this was made and what it's worth?
Do you have a better pictures of the action itself? It looks like a Japanese Arisaka.
I'm sorry I don't. The bolt won't close if the trigger is pulled to release the hammer and it has a small catch on the side to take the bolt out of the gun and it also doesn't have a safety. It has some Chinese or Japanese letters or symbols on the top of the receiver.
I am even more sure now that its a Japanese Arisaka Rife. Its Japans version of the mauser.
Would that be an 8 mm or something else?
This Gun is a Type 99
Designed in 1939, then produced and fielded from 1941 to 1945, the Type 99 was the most common Imperial Japanese service rifle of World War II and second most produced imperial rifle with 2,500,000 built. Significant changes are the improvement of the rear sight form transitioning from a V-notch type like those on a Type 38, to an aperture, the front sight blade was renewed to a triangular shape, chrome-lined barrels were used, and on earlier productions, the rear sight was equipped with anti-aircraft calipers.
Sub-variations included a long rifle (approximately only 38,000 made), and short rifle; former being 1258 mm in total and latter being 1118 mm. The short rifle also varied in quality from initial, intermediate, to last-ditch.
This is a copy and past.
7.7x58mm Arisaka IS the cartridge it shot. Here is a link to said cartridge. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/7.7×58mm_Arisaka
Thank you so much!!
it isn't worth much. sporterized Arisakas are often found in the $100 ballpark.
PO Ackley liked the pre-war and early war actions however.
if the mum is intact, it would be worth a little more; if it was ground off, then it falls into that lower ballpark.
best way to check current prices is looking on GB for comparisons.