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Type 99 Indetification

Arisaka, Murata, Siamese, Korean, and North China Rifles
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Type 99 Indetification

#1 Post by irateacher1 » Tue Dec 19, 2017 10:25 am

Just added my first Arisaka rifle to my collection. My father-in-law picked this up from a neighbor and gave it to me. I'm thinking it is a naval cast iron receiver type 99, but I'm not sure. The bore is rifled, nice and bright. Any information would be greatly appreciated.
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Re: Type 99 Indetification

#2 Post by lthilsdorf » Tue Dec 19, 2017 12:50 pm

Wow, what a score! That is indeed a Naval Special Type 99, made out of a cast iron receiver. What a great pick up for a first Japanese rifle. Unlike trainers these rifles were made to be fired and are safe in theory, but because of the rarity and value of these I'd be hesitant to shoot it. I think I've read of some folks shooting sporterized examples. Yours is an earlier example as they switched to a last ditch style after some time. Lets see some photos of the bolt to see if it's a proper Naval Special example.

Thank you for sharing!

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Re: Type 99 Indetification

#3 Post by irateacher1 » Tue Dec 19, 2017 1:15 pm

I'll post pics of the bolt when I get home. It does have a crack in the rear of the firing pin but I don't plan on shooting it. Thanks for the information.

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Re: Type 99 Indetification

#4 Post by ffuries » Tue Dec 19, 2017 3:02 pm

irateacher1 wrote:
Tue Dec 19, 2017 10:25 am
Just added my first Arisaka rifle to my collection. My father-in-law picked this up from a neighbor and gave it to me. I'm thinking it is a naval cast iron receiver type 99, but I'm not sure. The bore is rifled, nice and bright. Any information would be greatly appreciated.
Wow, hell of a first post! Look forward to more information on this variation.
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Re: Type 99 Indetification

#5 Post by lthilsdorf » Tue Dec 19, 2017 3:18 pm

ffuries wrote:
Tue Dec 19, 2017 3:02 pm
irateacher1 wrote:
Tue Dec 19, 2017 10:25 am
Just added my first Arisaka rifle to my collection. My father-in-law picked this up from a neighbor and gave it to me. I'm thinking it is a naval cast iron receiver type 99, but I'm not sure. The bore is rifled, nice and bright. Any information would be greatly appreciated.
Wow, hell of a first post! Look forward to more information on this variation.
Indeed!

Here is an example of a later Naval Special I own. Besides switching to the "Last Ditch" pattern, they also didn't bother with the anchor or "99 Special" markings on the receiver.
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#6 Post by irateacher1 » Tue Dec 19, 2017 11:13 pm

Here are pics of the bolt. Numbers match but the numeral 6 on the receiver looks different.
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Re: Type 99 Indetification

#7 Post by S.B. » Sun Jan 07, 2018 7:44 pm

I've never heard of a rifle cast iron receiver, while cast iron is the most stable metal known to man I'd this it woould burst long befor reaching rifle pressures? Looks a lot like mine?
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