Arisaka Type 99 Last Ditch Tokyo Mfg 7.7 Jap Matching Bolt Action Rifle C&R

SOLD FOR: $1130

LSB#:  211027RF22

Make: Tokyo Juki Kogyo Company (Aka Tokyo Rifle Manufacturing Company), Japan. A subcontractor for Kokura Arsenal during WWII.

Model: “Last Ditch” Type 99 Arisaka

Serial Number: 38324

Year of Manufacture: 1943 to 1945

Caliber: 7.7x58mm (7.7 Japanese)

Action Type: Bolt Action, Internal Magazine

Markings: There is no visible import mark. The top of the receiver has had its “chrysanthemum” (the Imperial ownership seal) defaced. Only the edge is visible. The left side of the receiver is marked with the “27th series” symbol, the serial number, and with the 2 symbols for Tokyo Rifle Manufacturing Company. There is a line on the left of the barrel shank that matches a line on the receiver. The underside of the bolt handle, the extractor, the firing pin, and the bottom of the safety are all marked with the last 3 digits of the serial number. The rear of the bolt handle is marked with small Japanese stampings. The bottom of the butt is marked with a small Japanese stamping.

Barrel Length: Approximately 25 ½ Inches

Sights / Optics: The front sight is an inverted “V” post set atop a raised base. The rear sight is a fixed aperture attached to the barrel by a screw.

Stock Configuration & Condition: The two piece hardwood stock has a pistol grip, short handguard, nosecap with bayonet lug, barrel band, through bolt, and a wooden buttplate secured by 3 nails. A hole has been drilled through the buttstock. The stock shows numerous scrapes, scratches and compression marks. Many have damaged small portions of surface wood. The LOP measures 12 ? inches from the front of the trigger to the back of the buttplate. The stock rates in about Very Good overall condition.

Type of Finish: Blue

Finish Originality: Original

Bore Condition: The lands are bright and the grooves are semi bright. The rifling is deep. There is light erosion at the muzzle and on the face of the muzzle.

Overall Condition: This rifle retains about 30% its metal finish. The chrysanthemum has been ground off. This area shows tool marks and a brown patina. The metal shows scrapes, small scratches, discoloration from oxidation, and surface erosion. The screw heads show oxidation and heavy use. The remaining markings are well defined. Overall, this rifle rates in about Good condition.

Mechanics: The action functions correctly.  We did not fire this rifle. As with all used firearms, a thorough cleaning may be necessary to meet your maintenance requirements.

Box, Paperwork & Accessories: None

Our Assessment: The “Last Ditch” variations of the Type 99 Arisaka were produced during the last years of WWII. As the Japanese suffered more losses they continued to simplify the production of “Last Ditch” rifles to save time & money. This is why you will see several different variations of “Last Ditch” rifles. This one was made by the Tokyo Juki Kogyo Company which is also known as the Tokyo Rifle Manufacturing Company. They were a subcontractor for Kokura Arsenal during WWII. This “Last Ditch” rifle was made with a simplified rear sight, rough metal work, straight bolt handle knob, short handguard, wooden buttplate, and simple markings on the receiver. This Arsisaka’s markings include the 2 symbols for the Tokyo Rifle Mfg. Co. and matching numbers on the bolt handle, safety, firing pin, and extractor. The rifle’s metal has cosmetic issues but should clean up a bit with some effort. Good luck.

Arisaka Type 99 Last Ditch Tokyo Mfg 7.7 Jap Matching Bolt Action Rifle C&R
Arisaka Type 99 Last Ditch Tokyo Mfg 7.7 Jap Matching Bolt Action Rifle C&R