Last Ditch Arisaka

Discussion in 'Curio & Relics Forum' started by cointoss2, Mar 4, 2003.

  1. cointoss2

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    the real fredneck
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    (9/5/02 11:14:13 pm)
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    have a chance to acquire a last ditch type 99 (I think has an unground mum but no characters under it) very crudely made don't have the arsenal or serial# right now, the guy that brought it back passed away recently was wondering if it had any collectors value?

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    (9/6/02 9:34:40 am)
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    It might, sort of a "late model" '99, though I'm no expert on this.

    I DO know that Arisakas varied widely in quality. I had a friend that brought two back from Okinawa during WWII. One was beee-yooo-tiful. Had a chrome bore, and the workmanship was excellent. The other was a total POS.....looked like it was made by an untalented one-armed blacksmith with a Saki hangover. Probably sort of like yours.

    Anyway, maybe Polish or Doc can help you on this.