This is a Japanese Arisaka Type 99. The rifle is chambered in the 7.7 Japanese cartridge. This rifle was made in Kokura arsenal between 1935 and 1945. The rifle's serial number is 9845. The chrysanthemum on top of the receiver HAS been defaced and is not visible. The rifle has what it's original front sight and flip-up rear sight along with a bayonet lug. There are no import stamps on the barrel.
The rifle has a 26" barrel. The bore is shiny and in excellent condition with crisp rifling and no pitting. There is some pitting in the outside of the barrel with the majority of pitting being at the rear the barrel on the outside, below the rear sight on the left-side (see photos). There's also some pitting in the outside of the receiver and various other metal parts. The steel buttplate has some rust with some pitting, but overall the buttplate is in decent condition.
The stock and hand guard appear to have their original finish. There are numerous scratches, nicks and divots in the wood typical of a military-type gun this age. There's a crack in both sides of the stock, just behind the trigger guard (see photos). The laminate in the middle of the stock is also starting to separate and someone drilled a hole in the bottom of the stock, just in front of the floorplate (see photos).
Overall the rifle appears to be fully functional and in good condition mechanically and good in appearance. Serial #9845. STK. #16513.
This Type 99 Arisaka would still make a nice addition to your Military firearms collection. If you wanted to put some time and effort into this one, you could also pick it up as a project gun for a refinish and redo.
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