Arisaka Type 99 with intact mum
I have the below rifle I'd like to sell before relocating to Europe. This was a war trophy brought home from the pacific by my father, and I would like to find the right valuation for it.
Here are some quick pics of the rifle. As you can see, it is in excellent shape, and includes the sling, cleaning rod, and bayonet. It was not altered or anything other than stored since it was brought home from the war. The finish is still great, and the iron shows no oxidation or pitting - a rare thing. There is some slight oxidation on the bayonet(s) - as expected.
The serial number is in the shots below -- 59626. The arsenal mark indicates it was made by the Nagoya arsenal, and the leading "kana" symbol in the circle to the left of the serial number indicates it is a Series 3 model
Everything works, and the action is smooth and clean. I wouldn't hesitate to run some light loads through it based on its condition after a check by a 'smith. Wood is in great shape, with no cracks, chunks missing, or other issues. Sling is perfect.
I have 2 bayonets that came with the gun. They are both Type 30, and were made by either the Tokyo or Kokura arsenals depending on the date of manufacture (both used the same interlocking circle mark -- Tokyo until 1936 and Kokura thereafter). One is bright finished, and one is blued.
As mentioned, I also have the original "permission slip" from the US army that allowed my dad to bring these items home -- making this a truly historical and original collection.
Thanks for your help!