What is my Arisaka worth?

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  1. mosinitis

    mosinitis New Member

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    Hi guys, I have a Japanese Arisaka that I would like to know what the value is. It is a type 99, series 3, from the nagoya arsenal. It is a matching serial # gun (39612). It has the dust cover ( matching #'s), rear airplane sights, and monopod. It also has the mum still on it. The stock has a crack behind the receiver and has been cut off between the two barrel bands ( possibly done in the war, It looks like it was done a long time ago). The bore is in very good condition. This gun is a WWII bringback and was passed down through the family to me. It has some old pitting in a few spots but overall in really good shape. I would appreciate any other info you have about this rifle.

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    big plus with the bi-pod and sights and the mum but with the missing fore-stock i'd value it around 200.00 and even at that i might be high . keep in mind these things do not bring big bucks intact it would only be valued around 350 +
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    thanks oscarmayer, That is about what I was thinking. I just didn't know if Nagoya arsenal was common or one of the higher dollar makers. I also hadn't seen any arisaka's with a cut off fore-stock. Also haven't seen many with dust cover, monopod, rear sight, and mum. Thanks again, Luke
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    often the dust cover is missing true enough if it was mine i'd look to replace the stock and hang it on a wall or i'd even consider having it checked out by a smith and fire the thing. ammo can still be had but is a bit costly.
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    This is the only gun I own that I have never shot. I would have shot it already but the crack in the stock looks like it could break all the way through if I look at it wrong. Do you have any idea what a replacement stock would cost?
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    i've seen conmplete replacement stocks for these for about 75 bucks but it's been a while i suggest checking ebay and a couple of the better known gun auction sites
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    $200.00 tops. Check and see if the bolt matches the reciever serial # too. Mine appeared to be 100% and the #s did not match.
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    Both of the numbers on the bolt match the receiver number also.
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    The wood maybe missing because to bring them back GI's took em apart so they would fit into duffle/sea bags. Thats how my grandpa brought his home.
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    The wood at the front band looks like it was broke off and at the rear band it was cut with a saw. I have heard stories of the bring backs being cut down to fit in bags. I'm not sure about this one, I was thinking that the front of the fore stock broke or cracked badly and the fix was just to cut it off at the rear band. I guess the soldier that brought it back could have cut it at the back and then just broke it off at the front.
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