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In the olden days when there were a lot of wild 99s around I examined (but no touchie ATF guys) a Kokura 99 light that had the stacked canon ball logo and serial number lined out, one single line, and above it was the Mukden "steering wheel" logo and a new number. No idea what happened to it, internal items, barrel and stock probably sold for parts and the receiver at the bottom of some river? It would be interesting to know how a Kokura LMG ended up in the Hoten facility and why go to the trouble to change arsenal logo and number?
 

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The Kokura Arsenal had control over the Chuo Kogyo production of T99 machine guns. The firm was assigned serial number allotment range to 1000 . When Chuo Kogyo discontinued production of the weapons in 1943, all parts were transferred to Hoten for continued end production. Parts included Kokura/Chuo Kogyo serial numbered receivers. To avoid duplication/confusion they were re stamped with the Hoten identity. Other similar documented weapons have this same configuration and indicate Hoten's serial numbering started at about 700.
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