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I came across a Jinsen type 99 yesterday serial # 97326, the unusual thing about this rifle was it did not have a single SLD feature on it. The quality and workmanship were amazingly bad, though typical for that range. I thought this might be of interest for Jinsen fans. Bill B
 

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Vewwy,vewwy interesting...thats a extemely high Jinsen, And no SLD features either..no offense at all meant but ..are you sure it was 97k and not 87k ,Bill? Some times Jin numbers can be tough to read correctly..again no offense meant and Im not doubting what you saw ,just asking for more info...Dave
 

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97k would be a very high number Jinsen.

Please post pictures if you can.

If you didn't buy it, let Dave know; he will mortgage the farm for it!
 

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I have to agree that Jinsen numbers sure are hard to read. My Jinsen's is in the 52,000 range and the dealer told me it was 62,000 range. It took some magnification to see it correctly.

I like Jinsen porn, can you post some pics Bill B? I have thought about trying to design a T-shirt design with the Jinsen Arsenal symbol and JINSEN ARSENAL in rocker style above and below it. I thought this would look cool on a T-shirt pocket. But I dont know how to do graphic design stuff. And maybe somebody would think I was ghey. Not that there's anything wrong with that. lol
 

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I've got 7 Jinsens myself, 3 of them being SLD"s and yes the numbering is terrible and sometimes almost impossible to read until you stare at them with a magnifier for hours while drinking beer or sakai. The strange part is these numbers weren't that hard to read, I looked at the rifle twice to make sure because I didn't think that it possible to not have a single SLD feature for the highest Jinsen number I've ever seen. The dealer wanted $375 for it because it was a rare trainer in 6.5 and even came with a trainer bayonet for another $175. He even showed me the Japanese writing on the stock, which was nothing but rough marks on the stock from the arsenal. WOW!!!!! When I looked at it the second time he asked me what was up with the rifle, so I told him it was a last ditch 99 in 7.7 caliber and he went through the roof . END of deal, no sense being ignorant if your not going to show it. So thats the story for the highest numbered Jinsen I've ever seen. I'll be at another show this weekend where I think?? he'll be and have one of my buddies get it if its still available, what are the odds on that??? Thanks Bill B
 

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Is he planning on upping the price now that he knows what it is?
 

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I don't think he will raise the price because he was really clueless on what he had, he also had two buddies with him at his table who also didn't know. I guess we expect people to be Japanese savy to some extent, type 38 versus 99, early or late, sometimes to our advantage ,sometimes not. I can't dwell on it to long or I get upset, just can't read how to deal with people sometimes. Maybe I'll get lucky with it this weekend, even though I'm not counting on it . Bill B
 
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