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Ariska T-99 Fix it?

Discussion in 'Curio & Relics Forum' started by selleck2, Feb 21, 2005.

  1. selleck2

    selleck2 New Member

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    Have a Jap t-99 (last ditch),missing firing pin spring-safety knob damaged and
    upper hand guard missing. Overall cond fair I,d guess (never saw one before).
    Have found spring @ $3:00,handguard @$12:00 and safety @ $25:00.
    I have heard they may not be safe to shoot and although it looks rough
    (machine work,etc) bore is fair stock is good . How much should I invest in it??
    It was given to me by a friend for restoring his Rem 22. Should I just hang it on the wall or finish it up and shoot it ?? I have a friend that can probably ck
    head-space. Thx for your input guys >
  2. inplanotx

    inplanotx New Member

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    Hang it on a wall. Does it have the tombstone rear sight? If so, I would not trust that gun with a reduced load. Some surplus ammo sold out there is for 7.7 Jap machine gun ONLY. These were higher pressure loads and should not be used in a Type 99 Arisaka late model.
  3. Colonel Plink

    Colonel Plink New Member

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    I did a lot of research when I got my T-99. I'd have to agree that what you got there is a "conversation piece". Remember, late war metallurgy was suspect at best and these guns were hurriedly assembled by a dwindling work force for use by a desparate army that gave the word "dispensable" a whole new meaning.
  4. selleck2

    selleck2 New Member

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    Thx,Col- having gotten the same opinion from several folks I guess I,ll
    hang it up (literally!) However the question remains ,should I spend the
    aprox $60:00 to put it back together or just stuff it in the closet? Thx 4 ur
    input!
  5. inplanotx

    inplanotx New Member

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    Closet gets my vote. Put the $60 into a new C&R gun that shoots!

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