Arisaka Type 99 Matching Dust Cover 7.7 Japan Mum AA Sight Bolt Action C&R

SOLD FOR: $2025

LSB#: 211027RF30

Make: Nagoya Arsenal, Japan

Model: Type 99 Arisaka

Serial Number: 84554

Year of Manufacture: 1939 to 1943

Caliber: 7.7x58mm (7.7 Japanese)

Action Type: Bolt Action, Internal Magazine

Markings: There is no visible import mark. The top of the receiver is marked with a “chrysanthemum” (the Imperial ownership seal) and with three Japanese characters that translate to “99 Type”. The left side of the receiver is marked with the “1st series” symbool, the serial number, the symbol for Nagoya Arsenal, and with a small Japanese mark. There is a line on the left of the barrel shank that matches a line on the receiver. The bayonet lug, underside of the bolt handle, the extractor, the firing pin, the inside of the safety, and the rear edge of the dust cover (this is rare) 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 rear of the safety has decorative metal work on it. The bottom of the butt has a small Japanese stamping on it.

Barrel Length: Approximately 25 ½ Inches

Sights / Optics: The front sight is an inverted “V” post set between two protective ears. The left ear has been bent to the rear.
The rear sight ladder has a fixed aperture when down and a sliding aperture when flipped up. The ladder is marked from “3 – 15”. The sides fold out to be used as anti-aircraft sights. They are marked “2” in the middle and “3” on the ends. There are inverted “V” notches on each side of the AA sights.

Stock Configuration & Condition: The two piece hardwood stock has a pistol grip, finger grooves, nosecap with the bayonet lug, hole for the included cleaning rod, barrel band with sling loop & monopod, sling loop base on the left side of the butt, through bolt, and a metal buttplate. There are small drain holes located just ahead of the bottom metal and on the right side of the stock, above the through bolt. The barrel band has a monopod attached. The buttplate shows surface erosion and a brown patina. The nosecap shows scrapes, discoloration and surface erosion. The stock shows a crack and an edge repair at the right rear of the receiver. The stock shows numerous scrapes, scratches and compression marks. Many have damaged small portions of surface wood. Most of these marks have been oiled. 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 polygonal rifling is deep. There is fouling in the grooves which should clean up some. There is no erosion

Overall Condition: This rifle retains about 75% its metal finish. The metal shows scrapes, small scratches, and areas of discoloration from oxidation. The receiver shows scrapes which have removed areas of the finish. The barrel and bottom metal show oxidation & surface erosion. The barrel shank and front of the receiver show oxidation. The screw heads show heavy use and oxidation. The markings are deep. Overall, this rifle rates in about Very 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.
The monopod locks into place properly.

Box, Paperwork & Accessories: The rifle comes with a dust cover. It shows scrapes, scratches, discoloration from oxidation, and surface erosion. It is in about Good condition.

Our Assessment: This early Japanese Type 99 Arisaka was made by the Nagoya Arsenal. It has a “1st  series” (Kana) marking on the receiver which indicates that it was in the second group (100,000 per group) of Type 99 Arisakas made by the Nagoya Arsenal. The first 100,000 rifles did not have a Kana marking.  T
This collectible Arisaka has an intact chrysanthemum and deep markings. The markings include matching part numbers on the receiver, bayonet lug, bolt handle, extractor, firing pin, safety and even on the dust cover. Type 99 dust covers are scarce as most were “lost or tossed” by Japanese soldiers. It is rare to have one that matches the rifle. This Type 99 also comes with intact anti aircraft sights and a monopod. It will add to your Arisaka or WWII collection.

Arisaka Type 99 Matching Dust Cover 7.7 Japan Mum AA Sight Bolt Action C&R
Arisaka Type 99 Matching Dust Cover 7.7 Japan Mum AA Sight Bolt Action C&R