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One thing ive been looking for is a type 99 arisaka 7.7mm rifle, ill bet dana knows this, i just recieved my mauser k98 from www.empirearms.com russian re-arsenald, kudus to stewart , its got a nice bore with swastikas, and army cartouches, with a little blood pitting but not bad, ive been tring to find a type 99 without the emperors seal ground off, anyone have a an idea where i could find one?
 

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good luck my friend! ive been looking for one for a long time! i saw one at a gun show not long ago but it was the later model and i am kinda scared to shoot those due to the shotty manufacturing of the later days of the war. but it also had the crysanthynun (sp?) ground off. its gonna be tuff to find one in tact!...WELCOME TO MY JOURNEY! :D
 

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I have only seen 2 of them with the mum and those are 2 that my great uncle mailed home from Iwo Jima. Unfortunatly his house was broken into and they were stolen before he past away. They ground it off so not to shame the emporer. If you find one its worth a premium price, and probobly is a bring back from the war.
 

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I have seen a couple at the above two links lately. I hade a 99 and sold it like an idiot when I was younger. I want another! The rifle shot like a dream. That and Hornady has come out with a load for $19.99 a box at http://www.grafs.com Beats the heck out of what I used to pay for Norma :D
 

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Well I have one WITH an intact mum
It was captured in dec 1942 on guadalcanal
the jap that shot the marine, was killed and the private was presented the rifle that he was wounded with. it stayed with him on the hospital ship and made it all the way home here in Seattle. the marine recoverd from his wounds and returned to the pacific theater of operations.
This is the story I was told when the guys great nephew asked if I wanted that old thing.............I said .........SURE
It has original sling and the fold out airplane sights the monopod is gone
as well as the dust cover.
all the Jap soldiers that saw action allways removed these items because they rattled.
Sad to say during the nisqually earth quake a coupla years ago I had the Arisaka hung on the wall, it was thrown off and the wrist of the original stock was cracked.
When I took it apart to see about repairing it I found heavy corrosion under the stock and it still has black blood from the original owner there so I closed it up
and left it.
I have the original bayonet with it also.
I wouldnt shoot that rifle on a bet but it is a significant piece of history.
Only war trophys have intact crysanthamums (sp)
They are around but less and less now.
Just like the NAZI Mausers that are on the market
When those go away they will be gone for ever
Soviet m44's with hammer and scycles.......same thing right now they are every where cheap as hell
in fifty or a hundred years, they will be worth BIG bucks, well lets hope so at least
 

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I HAVE OVER 50 JAPS AND ABOUT HALF ARE NOT GROUND. JUST KEEP LOOKING IN THE GUN SHOPS AND GUN SHOWS AND ALL AT ONCE YOU WILL FIND MORE THAN YOU WANT.

DANA
 

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Arisaka Type 99 Rifle

I have a Type 99 with the Chrysanthemun (mum) still in tacked! The rifle is in fair to good shape. Some pilling but not alot. The bore still looks like new, is really shines. I have had many offers for it, but I didn't want to see it get choped down for a hunting rifle!
 
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