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Mummed and matching Type 2 Paratrooper

Posted: Wed Aug 22, 2018 6:27 pm
by lthilsdorf
I picked this rifle up off Gunbroker last week for what I felt was a very cheap Buy It Now price. It had only been up for a few hours.

This Type 2 Paratrooper was likely in mint shape after the war, when someone shoved it into the wall of a garage in South Carolina. While time hasn't been kind to this rifle, much of the damage will clean up.

The rifle is mummed and matching, including a Nagoya proofed dust cover. Even the screws are still staked on the entire rifle. This is a true untouched example. The bore is chrome lined, but the bolt face is not. The stock has a unique spoke shaven/chatter look to it, which is briefly found on these Type 2 rifles near the 13,000 serial number range, which this rifle falls into. The stock has some nice Nagoya proofs on the butt stock. The cleaning rod is also the correct, original type.

Overall I'm very glad I've held out on buying a Type 2 until now. Despite the issues with the metal, I think I did very well on the price, and I'm surprised it lasted as long as it did on Gunbroker with a Buy It Now.

I'll let the photos show the rest. Hopefully when I get it more cleaned up I'll post some more. There are a few areas, mainly the trigger guard and near the muzzle that are worse than the rest of the rifle.

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Re: Mummed and matching Type 2 Paratrooper

Posted: Wed Aug 22, 2018 6:38 pm
by indy1919a4
That is nice, can you add some photos of it broke in two??

Re: Mummed and matching Type 2 Paratrooper

Posted: Wed Aug 22, 2018 8:00 pm
by Rapidrob
Very nice. Mine is ground.

Re: Mummed and matching Type 2 Paratrooper

Posted: Wed Aug 22, 2018 9:07 pm
by 72 usmc
Odd, :doh: :doh: :doh: all I see is blue boxes with Question marks. Can others see the pictures?
Interesting on the old 2003 i do not see photos , but on the new mac I can see them. Only with this posting? Neat rifle great find. thanks for all the photos. I think you used up this years luck. What a find :dance: :dance: :clap:

Re: Mummed and matching Type 2 Paratrooper

Posted: Thu Aug 23, 2018 5:14 am
by vandle
Nice find

Should clean up ok

Love to see photos of the connecting mechanism for what of a better word

Re: Mummed and matching Type 2 Paratrooper

Posted: Fri Aug 24, 2018 2:36 pm
by retread12345678
NO EXPERT. I have never seen a true Arisaka para rifle. A super original rifle. This is not the first time I have heard of rifles being stuck inside a wall GOTTA WONDER why. ?

Re: Mummed and matching Type 2 Paratrooper

Posted: Sat Aug 25, 2018 3:33 am
by echo1
Nice. PAX

Re: Mummed and matching Type 2 Paratrooper

Posted: Mon Nov 12, 2018 12:56 pm
by Big dangle
retread12345678 wrote:
Fri Aug 24, 2018 2:36 pm
NO EXPERT. I have never seen a true Arisaka para rifle. A super original rifle. This is not the first time I have heard of rifles being stuck inside a wall GOTTA WONDER why. ?
I found a type 99 in a wall too, we we're taking apart what was left of an old house on my grandmothers property in southern Kansas and found it built into a wall. Unfortunately it was completely unsaveable the wood had actually fell apart and the paper it was wrapped in held in moisture pretty well. The metal that was left actually started to chip apart when trying to open the bolt.

Re: Mummed and matching Type 2 Paratrooper

Posted: Sat Nov 24, 2018 6:23 pm
by Roy mcleod
Very very nice rifle !!
In my collection, mine has the Mum ground down.
Roy

Re: Mummed and matching Type 2 Paratrooper

Posted: Sun Nov 25, 2018 1:24 pm
by rob
Very nice find

Re: Mummed and matching Type 2 Paratrooper

Posted: Sun Feb 03, 2019 6:15 pm
by Roy mcleod
As I, said above
Very very nice rifle!!
i,would add,a Jap paratrooper rifle with Mum intact.
Is a very special collectors rifle, in HIGH demand!!
One would want to check into rifles MARKET VALUE.
In my posting below
I,would like to share, some photos, of my paratrooper,
UNDER
Japanese and far east rifles, date Dec /16/2017
Roy

Re: Mummed and matching Type 2 Paratrooper

Posted: Sat Sep 14, 2019 9:13 pm
by 72 usmc
I can dream; if I could find one at a local show for $200 :lol: :lol: What a nice example.