Japanese WWII Rifle

Discussion in 'The Ask the Pros & What's It Worth? Forum' started by begebers, Jun 21, 2011.

  1. Hello. This is a WWII japanese rifle. I believe that it is a Arisaka type 99. I am not sure so please correct me if I am wrong. It has the anti-aircraft sights, bayonette, and a mono pod. I would like to know more about the model information and how much it is worth and if it is a collectors item of some sort.

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  2. Buffalochip

    Buffalochip Well-Known Member

    Oct 22, 2008
    Yes, it is a Type 99 ($275-325) with ground off "mum" (i can't spell crysanthemum), which is a minus, and, as are most, it is missing the dust cover. On the plus side it appears to be in excellent condition, has a decent bayonet ($75-100), has the monopod ($75-120 if an original), and otherwise appears complete. I'd put a value of about $425-450 on it. Need to see complete markings to give mfg date.

  3. Alpo

    Alpo Well-Known Member

    Feb 3, 2007
    NW Florida
    Does it have a "duffel-bag cut"? Pull that forward sling-swivel band off, and see if the stock is cut under there. GIs smuggling rifles home would have to cut the stock in two, as it was too long to fit in their duffel bags. They would cut it under the forward band, so that when they put the gun back together, the band would hide the cut.
  4. I will look to see about the duffel bag cut when i get the chance. And when i look at it i will put up some of the marking too maybe. And what do you mean by dust cover? like a cover to keep dust out of the bolt? And thank you both very much for the information.
    Last edited: Jun 21, 2011
  5. RJay

    RJay Well-Known Member

    Feb 22, 2004
    Goodyear, Arizona
    Yes, it was a sheet metal dust cover that slid over the bolt housing to keep dirt and debris out. However it was a pain in the butt and rattled so most of them were were removed and discarded
  6. Buffalochip

    Buffalochip Well-Known Member

    Oct 22, 2008
    Do you have the cleaning rod? If it is missing, that will hurt the value a bit.
  7. joncutt87

    joncutt87 Active Member

    May 24, 2011
    Kannapolis, NC
    would you put the value at if it had the crysanthemum intact?
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