Type 99 Short Rifle cleaning rod

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Type 99 Short Rifle cleaning rod

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There is a “WWII IJA JAPANANESE Type 99 Cleaning Rod” advertised on EBay for $18.71 from a seller called luckyline1945. Has anyone bought from him? He does not describe the length so I asked and he said “around 24””..
He says they are “field grade reproductions”. I’m looking for a repro but not sure about these or what IJA means??
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Re: Type 99 Short Rifle cleaning rod

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IJA is a common abbreviation for the Imperial Japanese Army. Likewise, IJN is the Imperial Japanese Navy.

Good luck with the repo cleaning rod. For $20 you just send your money and take a chance, If I wanted a cleaning rod, I would give it a try.
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Re: Type 99 Short Rifle cleaning rod

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I am not sure of this seller or the products , but reproduction rods are not the same metal quality and most bend easy because they are not the same steel as an original. Threads may or may not work. Some like this one have a high gloss cheep finish, other brands have a more original finish. You need to pay attention to finish and the groove in the head. This looks like a poor example due to finish. Early War short rifle take a 23 7/8- 24 inch cleaning rod reporduction. Late war type 99s have the short rod. If the rifle is nice, I would consider an original. You may also consider this :
https://www.ebay.com/itm/Japanese-Arisa ... .l4275.c10
Gun parts, IMA, & atlantic cuttery as sources. I still think original is better.
I do not use reproductions, but... :think:
:arrow: :arrow: I have been told these are nice: Dons reproductions https://www.nambuworld.com/donspartslist.htm

Its been 3yrs since I contacted him.
To old to fight and to old to run, a Jar head will just shoot and be done with you.
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Thanks for the ideas. I don’t plan to ever clean the rifle with it. I just need it to complete the rifle. I would love the 24” one for my rifle but I have other priorities for my meter $. Thanks!!!!
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I think the cleaning rod in my type 99 is much shorter than this one?
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