I had been looking for a Type 99 Arisaka to round out my WWII rifle collection and never seemed to be able to find one that hadn't been sporterized or had the mum ground off. I happened to be hanging around a local gunshop when a young (early 20's) guy asked the owner if he was interested in a Jap rilfle. The owner wasn't interested but knew I was and pointed him in my direction. I offered to look at it and met at the same gunshop after a couple of days. The rilfle was in awsome shape-mum intact, cleaning rod, aircraft sights, no rusting or pitting, an early hooked quillian bayonet (Tokyo Arsenal), and a mostly full box of Privi 7.7 ammo. I offered him $250, which was all I had and the kid accepted. He actually looked suprised and happy that I offered him that much. The only thing that I need to fix is the rear sling swivel which was replaced with a bent nail (still had the base) and maybe replace the sight as the peep is broken at the halfway making it u-type rear sight. Also I need to find a frog for the bayonet sheath.