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27th Series Tokyo Juki Kogyo Type 99 w/ Rope Hole stock

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27th Series Tokyo Juki Kogyo Type 99 w/ Rope Hole stock

#1 Post by lthilsdorf » Wed Jun 07, 2017 1:19 am

Picked this up at the Syracuse NY show a few months ago for $275 out the door. I've wanted a rope hole stocked rifle for awhile now and was getting ready to bid on one in an auction and just happened to stumble upon this example. Saved me the trouble of shipping one to me, ha!

Biggest issue is that the stock has been refinished and lightly sanded. I usually stay away from mismatched/sanded rifles, but I liked the overall look of this one and the price was fair given the hard to find nature of this variant. Most I have ever seen locally are the same condition but 3 times the price. The seller didn't know this one was special I think, as the tag didn't mention anything about the rope hole, but made note of the "full mum". Funny how if any of that mum is left it's considered full. In any case, I'm happy to see one that was accurately priced given the condition.

Pretty late in the series from what I have read, but it still has dust cover grooves. The mum has been ground too, but very lightly. It can still be seen pretty well through the grinding. It also has the barrel band variation that is missing a sling swivel. Glad to add this one to the collection for a good price!

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Re: 27th Series Tokyo Juki Kogyo Type 99 w/ Rope Hole stock

#2 Post by Geokop » Fri Jul 21, 2017 3:26 pm

Hi Ithilsdorf, I just discovered S.R.F. was up- and- running again. Yours is very late example to still have the dust cover grooves. My rope-hole TJK is in the very, very late 37000 serial number range and it doesn't have dust cover grooves, but it still retains the front sling swivel. There are so many interesting variations of these late rifles! Thanks for sharing.

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Re: 27th Series Tokyo Juki Kogyo Type 99 w/ Rope Hole stock

#3 Post by PennsylvaniaRifleman » Sat Jul 22, 2017 12:03 am

Cool rifle, thanks for sharing it. And Geokop--good to see you back on the board!

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Re: 27th Series Tokyo Juki Kogyo Type 99 w/ Rope Hole stock

#4 Post by lthilsdorf » Sat Jul 22, 2017 2:42 am

Geokop wrote:
Fri Jul 21, 2017 3:26 pm
Hi Ithilsdorf, I just discovered S.R.F. was up- and- running again. Yours is very late example to still have the dust cover grooves. My rope-hole TJK is in the very, very late 37000 serial number range and it doesn't have dust cover grooves, but it still retains the front sling swivel. There are so many interesting variations of these late rifles! Thanks for sharing.
Geokop,

Thank you! I'm a big fan of late war items for that exact reason: all the weird variety. I just picked up an 8th series with the "99 Type" style receiver and the front sight with the protectors. Not a rare variant, but it's neat to see the Japanese using old parts that were probably rejected earlier in the war.

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Re: 27th Series Tokyo Juki Kogyo Type 99 w/ Rope Hole stock

#5 Post by Geokop » Sun Jul 23, 2017 2:40 am

Hi PennsylvaniaRifleman, Thank you, it's good to be back; I'm glad to see the site has returned. Many friendly, knowledgeable people here like yourself. Now if I can figure out how to post photos...never had trouble here before. Maybe my Arisaka-itis is affecting my brain.

Ithilsdorf, I agree. The later, the cruder, the better. These exemplify the desperate production situation Japanese industry was in as the war progressed.

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