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Mauser ID help? Military..

Discussion in 'Rifle Discussion' started by mjn, Apr 9, 2011.

  1. mjn

    mjn Tri-Cities, Wa Active Member

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    Got this from my Uncle awhile back.. he's now gone, and I'm not entirely sure exactly what it is..other than a Mauser..

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  2. Velzey

    Velzey Estacada, Oregon Gunsmith Gunsmith Bronze Vendor Bronze Supporter

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    That is a Japanese Arisaka!
     
  3. phishisgroovin

    phishisgroovin Kent, Wa New Member

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    yep!
    one of the strongest recievers out there also!

    I never did like the way they made the stocks tough with that repaired butt. Dont think i have ever seen an arisaka without that either unless its a custom sporter stock.
     
  4. mjn

    mjn Tri-Cities, Wa Active Member

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    Does it have much value? What would the caliber be?? I don't see anything on the barrel indicating what it is..
     
  5. Velzey

    Velzey Estacada, Oregon Gunsmith Gunsmith Bronze Vendor Bronze Supporter

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    They were 6.5 and 7.7 mm. Not sure if that is a type 99 or a 30. The stocks were motly two piece because large trees big enough for a one piece stock in Japan during the war were rare! Looks like it had a problem with the bolt handle.

    Nope not allot of value there.
     
  6. Blitzkrieg

    Blitzkrieg WA Well-Known Member

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    The Lyman sight is an aftermarket addition
     
  7. Blitzkrieg

    Blitzkrieg WA Well-Known Member

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    The stock issue is a bit perplexing because the Japanese had plenty of Asian holdings at that time for excellent wood supplies. Must have been a supply line thing
     
  8. odiesplace97301

    odiesplace97301 silverton area Member

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    I found a stock for a 99 on ebay for like $15 to my door. may be worth a try
     
  9. zane

    zane Vancouver, WA Member

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    The broken off bolt handle cuts the value in half IMO... Until you address that issue I wouldn't throw any money at a broken rifle.
     
  10. Rix

    Rix Tacoma Active Member

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    Yeah, a broken, sporterized arisaka ins't worth a whole lot.
    The sights might be worth more than the rifle.
     
  11. CV-66

    CV-66 Brush Prairie Active Member

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    The single vent hole on top of the receiver bridge identifies it as a Type 99 Arisaka, and they were only made in 7.7x58 Jap. But, considering that it's been sporterized it's anyones guess as to whether your uncle had its chamber modified to accept another cartridge. Unless you found documents he left or ammo he used, I would recommend a gunsmith do a chamber cast for a positive identification. The markings indicate it was made at a Mazda mfg facility in WW2 era Japan. Hope this helps - Tim of Vancouver