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Old November 20, 2014, 08:44 AM   #1
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Arisaka 99 type

Hi folks. I came across a Nagoya series 1 with aircraft sights,monopod,dustcover,sling and bayonet. It ended up in my vault. The "MUM" is ground off. No import marks. I don't have MFG date and would like to. SN is "79712". Any info or links would be great. Thanks. PS the bayonet sn doesn't match but all others do.
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Old November 20, 2014, 11:24 AM   #2
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i have one in the 64xxx serial number range with the aircraft rear sight and monopod, the mum is also ground and it,s minus the dustcover with a non matching bayonet. i would also like to know about what year they were made. eastbank.
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Old November 20, 2014, 10:07 PM   #3
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Type 99 rifles are difficult to date exactly. A guy named Don Voigt wrote a book that gives an approximation. I don't have it handy, but I would say your series 1 rifle would date to mid to late 1940.
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Old November 21, 2014, 09:00 PM   #4
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Tidewater Kid can you pass on the name of that book. I'm one of those guys that likes to have a reference book for each C&R I keep. Thanks
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Old November 21, 2014, 09:52 PM   #5
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"The Japanese Type 99 Arisaka Rifle- 2010 Ed."- By Don Voigt

The book is currently out of print, but I heard from the author that it should be back out by the end of the year.

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Old November 22, 2014, 04:49 PM   #6
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The Type 99 dates of production were identified by series markings,
Check out this site
http://oldmilitarymarkings.com/japanese_markings.html
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Old November 23, 2014, 10:46 PM   #7
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this is just an educated guess but I would say production was probably early 1940.
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