Japanese Kokura Arisaka Type 99 7.7mm Rifle (77791)

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$1,695.00

Made by Kokura Arsenal, this Type 99 is is of late-war manufacture and has a fixed rear sight, wood buttplate, and a two piece stock and short handguard. Unfortunately, the chrysanthemum has been ground from the receiver. This rifle is in very good original condition but shows the rough manufacture typical of rifles made during this period.

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Made by Kokura Arsenal, this Type 99 is 34th series and is of late-war manufacture and has a fixed rear sight, wood buttplate, and a two piece stock and short handguard. Unfortunately, the chrysanthemum has been ground from the receiver. This rifle is in very good original condition but shows the rough manufacture typical of rifles made during this period. The blueing has minimal wear. The woodwork has a number of minor dings and dents. The barrel is excellent.

After experiences in China, the Japanese saw the need for a more powerful cartridge than the 6.5mm. A rimless version of the 7.7mm cartridge in use with the Type 92 machine gun was developed and several rifles produced in this calibre for testing.

Adopted in 1939, the Type 99 rifle has the sliding bolt cover of the Type 38 and in addition a folding wire monopod. The rear sight has folding anti-aircraft lead arms. In 1943, the Type 99 rifles began to be produced without the monopod and anti-aircraft lead arms. As the war progressed, further economies in manufacture were introduced.

Specifications

SPECIFICATION METRIC IMPERIAL
Manufacturer Nagoya Arsenal
Overall Length 1120mm 44.09"
Barrel Length 657mm 25.9"
Weight 3.8 Kg 8 lbs 6 oz
Cartridge 7.7x58mm Arisaka
Magazine Capacity 5 Rounds