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Old June 1, 2009, 08:35 PM   #1
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Rifle ID

Does anyone know what rifle this is? The person my grandfather got it from said it was German. Any info would be helpful. Thanks
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Old June 1, 2009, 08:38 PM   #2
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hmm that looks like a old mauser rifle of some sort perhaps u should post this in the curio and relect section.
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Old June 1, 2009, 08:39 PM   #3
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Japanese Arisaka of some sort. Last ditch?
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Old June 1, 2009, 08:41 PM   #4
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On first glance the receiver looks like an 1893 Mauser, but the bolt isn't right...

I'll see if I can dig up anything.

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Old June 2, 2009, 12:07 AM   #5
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Looks Jap to me.
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Old June 2, 2009, 12:31 AM   #6
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Japanese Arisaka Substitute Type 99 aka "Last Ditch"

These were made late in the war as a stripped down rifle that was a primitive as they could possibly produce that would still function....

The wooden buttplate, crude rear sight and rough bolt give it away....

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Old June 2, 2009, 01:19 AM   #7
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Agreed, Arisaka-style last ditch.

You can even see where the 'mum has been ground off.
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Old June 2, 2009, 11:14 PM   #8
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Yep, those Germans spoke Japanese. It is a Type 99 late war rifle, with the firing mechanism removed. While some Japanese rifles are becoming valuable, that type has little value. I would consider it a wall hanger and not try to fire it or restore it to firing condition.

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Old June 3, 2009, 10:02 PM   #9
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Agreed, Arisaka w/ the knurled end cap and probably firing pin, spring, etc removed.
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