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Old 09-17-2004, 05:12 AM   #1
 
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Japanese Arasaka Type 99 Question

I recently picked up an Arasaka Type 99 with the crysanthimum intact for $250, is that a good buy?
The blueing is about 85%-90%, the stock is pretty dinged, but in good shape, two piece.
The Bore is in excellient shape and shiney, with excellent rifling.

How can you tell if it is a medium or long model?
Did I get a good buy?
It is all matching, with the antiaircraft sights, it has no sling or cleaning rod, but has the dust cover.
A few people have told me not to shoot it, is it safe?
Thanks!
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Old 09-17-2004, 07:34 AM   #2
 
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Eric, you are so funny. But you don't know sh#$ about Arisakas. $250.00 for a beat shooter is not too cool. The bores were chromed and normally look new. A beat stock Arisaka is worth $150.00. That range. But, if you like it keep it and shoot it. They are fun guns and you will be happy, little guy.
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Old 09-17-2004, 08:48 AM   #3
 
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Re: Eric

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Eric, you are so funny. But you don't know sh#$ about Arisakas. $250.00 for a beat shooter is not too cool. The bores were chromed and normally look new. A beat stock Arisaka is worth $150.00. That range. But, if you like it keep it and shoot it. They are fun guns and you will be happy, little guy.
You may be right about Arisakas!!.........But I know a little "Garand Steve"!
My current collection, (I think you will find two of intrest in the "Main Battle Rifle" section):

Semi-Auto Handguns

1). FN Herstal, Browning, High Power, (9mm)
2). CZ 75, Early round trigger guard, NIB, (9mm)
3). CZ 75 B SA, (9mm)
4). CZ 52, (7.62x25)
5). 1953 Polish Tokarev, (7.62x25)
6). Soviet, “Imez” Makarov, (9x1
7). Soviet, “Baikal” Makarov, (9x1
. Llamma Mini Max, 9mm, (1 of 200 made for King Hussein of Jordan for His Air Force)
9). Para-Ordnance 14.45 LDA, (.45acp)
10). Sig Sauer P229, (.357 Sig)
11). Star Model S, (.380), SS
12). Springfield Armory, 1911A1, (.45)
13). Glock 22C, (.40)
14). Glock 20, (10mm)
15). 1945 SVW P-38 “Grey Ghost”, all matching, (9mm).
16). G-Date, (1935), Mauser Luger, all matching, (9mm)
17). Colt Delta Elite, High Polish Stainless, (10mm)

Revolvers

1). Ruger New Model Super Blackhawk Pro Hunter, SS, (.44mag), Nikon 4x (SS) Scope
2). Ruger Single Six, (.22 & .22mag)
3). Ruger Speed Six, (.357mag)
4). Ruger GP-100, Canadian Police Trade-in, (.357)
5). S & W Mod. 626, SS, (.357mag)
6). S & W Mod. 36 “Chief’s Special” (.38 Special)
7). S&W Mod. 63, SS, “Ported”, (.22 long Rifle)
. Harrington & Richardson 1896, Nickel, (.32 S&W Long)
9). Uberti Single Action Army (.45 Long Colt .45acp)

Shotguns

1). Mossberg 590 Marine, pistol grip only (.12 ga)

Main Battle Rifles

1). DSA/STG-58 Tactical Carbine, FN-FAL, (.30
2). 1942 Springfield M-1 Garand, “British Lend-Lease” (Never fired, all correct, serial 500xxx), .30-06
3). Springfield M-1D Garand, “Sniper”, (Korea Re-Make, 1953), .30-06
4). Springfield M-1 Garand, “Shooter”, (Commercial barrel, receiver has a serial of 200xxx), .30-06
5). French MAS 49/56, (7.5 French)
6). Springfield Armory, Pre-Ban M1/A1, (Deluxe Walnut Stock), .308
7). Poly-Tech, Pre-Ban M-14, Synthetic Stock, (.30, Serial 009xx


Carbines

1). Yugoslavian, Unissued SKS, (7.62x39)
2). Soviet SKS, Non-Re-Arsenal, (7.62x39)
3). Chinese Military, All-Matching, SKS, (7.62x39)
4). Chinese Military, All-Matching, Paratrooper SKS, (7.62x39)
5). 1943 Inland M-1 Carbine, (.30 carbine)


Bolt Action Rifles


1). 1939 BSW K-98 K Mauser, All matching, correct waffin amps, (8mm)
2). Yugoslavian, K-98k Mauser, (8mm)
3). 1954, “La Corona” Spanish Mauser, (8mm)
4). Styer-Daimler-Puch Mannlicher SSG-69, Sniper Rifle, 6x42 ZFM scope, (.30
5). Remington 700 PSS, Short-Action, Glass Bedded, Free-Floating Barrel, (.30
6). 1942 Soviet “Izhevsk” M-38, All Matching, (7.62x54)
7). 1943 Soviet “Izhevsk” Mosin Nagant 91/30, (7.62x54)
. 1939 “Izhevsk” Mosin Nagant 91/30, “Sniper”, Finish Capture, all matching, (forced floorplate)
9). CZ – 1922 Mauser, (8mm)
10). 1943 Finnish Sako M-39, (7.62x54)
11). Yugoslavian M-48 Mauser, (8mm)
12). Japanese Arasaka Type 99, All Matching, (7.7 Jap)


Semi-Automatic Rifles

1). Yugoslavian M-77/M-90 AK-47, Threaded Barrel, (7.62x39)
2). Yugoslavian M-77/M-90 RPK-47, Threaded Barrel, (7.62x39)
3). Norinco Pre-Ban AKM, (7.62x39), Spike Bayonet, Threaded Barrel
4). Poly-Tech Ak-47/s, Pre-Ban, Early Military, Under-Folder, Bayonet, Threaded Barrel, (7.62x39)
5). Romanian SAR-2 AK-74, (5.45x39)
6). Romanian SAR-3 AK-101, (5.56x45)
7). Norinco NHM-90 AKM-101, (5.56x45)
. Armalite M-15A2, Heavy Barrel, (5.56x45)
9). Rock River Arms LE 15A2, Heavy Wilson Match Barrel, Flat-Top
10). Hungarian AMD-65, (7.62x39)
11). Poly-Tech “Legend” AK-47/s, Pre-Ban, Milled Receiver, Threaded Barrel, (7.62x39)
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Old 09-17-2004, 09:00 AM   #4
 
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Eric

I best friend always over-pays for his guns. He thinks Auction Arms sets the national prices. He and his wife have a terrible time over his gun collection, although he is retired he has a nice income. You do have a very nice collection, but I did write, if you like it keep it and shoot it. Not a slam and certainly no flame intended. Norma makes nice 7.7 ammo for Arisakas and the rifles are good shooters. Enjoy, my friend, enjoy.
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Old 09-17-2004, 09:08 AM   #5
 
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Re: Eric

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I best friend always over-pays for his guns. He thinks Auction Arms sets the national prices. He and his wife have a terrible time over his gun collection, although he is retired he has a nice income. You do have a very nice collection, but I did write, if you like it keep it and shoot it. Not a slam and certainly no flame intended. Norma makes nice 7.7 ammo for Arisakas and the rifles are good shooters. Enjoy, my friend, enjoy.
Actually you are probably right!
I bought it at an antique shop because I was under the impression that finding one with the crysanthimum intact was rare!
But it gives me a weapon from every major country who fought WWII except Britian, but I can get an Enfield anywhere!
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Old 09-17-2004, 09:16 AM   #6
 
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Final

You are correct that the Mum is rare. Almost certainly a vet capture. Even the vets in Japan 1945-46 got de-crested guns. MacArthur made it a point not to humiliate the Emperor by having GI's walk around with his family crest in their duffle bags. Crested guns normally mean battle capture guns. Nice find. Maybe not so pricey after all.
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Old 09-17-2004, 12:17 PM   #7
 
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Eric Cartman-
If you feel that the price was fair you did well! Not that you have, but Ive been burned a couple of times more than I like to admit. Its a live and learn hobby. Keep this in mind, you will always get your money back! BTW-You have one heck of a nice collection growing!
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Old 09-18-2004, 12:33 PM   #8
 
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Eric Cartman-
If you feel that the price was fair you did well! Not that you have, but Ive been burned a couple of times more than I like to admit. Its a live and learn hobby. Keep this in mind, you will always get your money back! BTW-You have one heck of a nice collection growing!
Thanks!
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Old 09-18-2004, 06:10 PM   #9
 
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An Arisaka with intact mum and dust cover is a good find. If she headspaces it will probably be safe to shoot. The Arisaka was one of the strongest actions made. "Last ditch" rifles are not always safe to shoot because they short steped the heat treating process.

Norma brass is good. Grafs & son is selling new Boxer primed brass. And you can easy make brass out of 30-06 brass.

Do a search there are some good Arisaka web sites out there with much info on makers and marking codes.
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Old 09-18-2004, 07:32 PM   #10
 
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If it rounds out your collection and you consider it in decent shape ,ok. If you are not a complete purist, numrich gun parts has nice repro monopods,cleaning rods and I think slings. They look good on mine.Might want a qualified smith to tech inspect first before firing.
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Old 09-20-2004, 05:24 AM   #11
 
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Thanks for all your Advice and comments guys!!!!!!!!
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