EXCEPTIONAL JAPANESE WW2 TYPE 99 RIFLE…..EARLY PRODUCTION NAGOYA 3rd SERIES….WITH SLING & MATCHING DOWN TO THE DUST COVER!

$2,450.00

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In excellent mint condition, all matching including the dust cover, we have an early production Nagoya Arsenal made 3rd Series Japanese Type 99 Service Rifle.  This was the standard 7.7 m/m Japanese rifle of the Pacific War.  This comes with a very nicely marked  leather sling.  Although it never fully replaced the 6.5 m/m Type 38 rifle In the Japanese Army it was the most commonly encountered rifle outside of the the China Theater.  This is a very early production rifle dating from late 1942 and has all of the early features such as the monopod and the antiaircraft craft sights.  This is exactly what you are looking for if you want a main line Japanese Army battle rifle.  Of course you never have to worry about a bad bore on one of these rifles as the bore was chrome plated.  The Type 99 rifle was a very innovative design for a bolt action rifle, and while it may have been a dated and obsolete design by the standard of the semi auto rifles such as the Garand, it was very well suited for tropical service in harsh jungle conditions and it was a prized war trophy.  This is a very difficult rifle to locate in this mint and completely intact condition especially with the sling, they just don’t turn up like this too often anymore.  


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