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GI Shipping crate w/ 27th series TJK Type 99

Posted: Fri May 18, 2018 1:53 am
by lthilsdorf
Bought myself another Type 99 in a shipping crate. Unfortunately the rifle in this one is nothing special, but the crate is from a town about an hour west of me, which is very neat. Has a nice tag still attached to it from when the crate went through Buffalo, NY.

My brief research on the vet shows he joined in 1945 and was part of the 98th Division, 390th Infantry Regiment. This division was initially sent to garrison Hawaii and in 1945 was being trained for Operation Olympic, the invasion of Kyushu, which never came to be. As a result the division missed active combat and only took part in the occupation. They were stationed in Osaka, Japan until February 1946.

The 27th TJK included in the crate is rough. Most mismatch, with the internals missing, the bayonet lug seems to have fallen off, and the stock may be lightly redone, as there is no chatter on the wrist. As is usual, the crate itself is more interesting.

This cost me $185 and a 4 hour round trip. Auction house was one of the nicest I've ever dealt with, and I happened to arrive about 5 minutes before this item came up, which meant I was in and about after about 15 minutes.

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Re: GI Shipping crate w/ 27th series TJK Type 99

Posted: Fri May 18, 2018 8:00 am
by rob
Very nice. I also recently got one with the crate but the crate is falling apart. Yours looks really good

Re: GI Shipping crate w/ 27th series TJK Type 99

Posted: Fri May 18, 2018 10:41 am
by lloydiam
There ya go, that's the way to get em !..............

Re: GI Shipping crate w/ 27th series TJK Type 99

Posted: Fri May 18, 2018 7:25 pm
by 72 usmc
Fantastic find. The box is worth more than the rifle. ;)

Re: GI Shipping crate w/ 27th series TJK Type 99

Posted: Sun Jul 15, 2018 4:00 pm
by Aladinbama
I like the rifle, but nice crate!