Can anyone help identify this older rifle for me?

Discussion in 'The Ask the Pros & What's It Worth? Forum' started by Lesage72, Sep 20, 2012.

  1. Lesage72

    Lesage72 New Member

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    Don't really know anything about this rifle, has some Chinese writing I think.

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  2. flintlock

    flintlock Active Member

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    That is a Japanese Arisaka. Don't know more than that, but I'm sure there are a lot of guys on here that do.
  3. Snakedriver

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    Having the "mum" intact on the receiver of that Arisaka makes it more valuable. Most were ground off after the war as it represents the Emperor.
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    Nice find, although ammo is kinda hard to come by these days..
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    Ditto that...
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    Anyone know how old it is or what's it worth?
  7. deadin

    deadin Well-Known Member

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    It is an ArisakaType 99 chambered in 7.7Jap. Looks like it is complete with the dust cover (+), aircraft sight fold outs on the rear sight (+), Mum (+). Missing the monopod (-) and I don't think the sling is original. If you can get a clear picture of the markings on the left side rail of the receiver, we might be able to get you a better date and which arsenal made it.
    Looks to be in pretty good shape, so I would put it somewhere in the $300-400 range. (These are getting harder to find)
  8. Lesage72

    Lesage72 New Member

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    It says 17315 with an egg shape horizontal and an egg shape vertical in the middle of the horizontal egg
  9. Jim K

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    I suggest using some oil to stop the rust.

    The sling is not original and as deadin says, the monopod is missing, but it looks to be in excellent condition and I think it would bring at least $100 more than the value he mentions. Ammunition is available, though expensive. There is no surplus ammunition as there is for some other WWII calibers.

    Jim
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    AsJim said, oil it to stop the rust. Otherwise looks to be in pretty good shape. Please take a picgture of the markings on the receiver opposite the bolt. If your floor tiles are 12", your gun appears to be the short rifle--long rifles are 50 plus inches long and are rare. Check that the numbers are matching--even the dust shroud will have a number on it. With matching numbers, an intact mum, and in the condition it is in, I'd put the value at $400-$450. FYI--the stocks on many of these guns were cut so they would fit in a duffle bag--the cut would be hidden underneath the barrel band that has the front sling swivel.
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