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Hi guys - been lurking a long time - and finally picked up my first arisaka type 99 yesterday! (and a pair of enfields to boot)
using the great info from this site, it looks like its a Series 30 Toyo Kogyo rifle, serial # 99xxx.
I couldnt find any more parts numbers on the rifle - one link I was on seemed to indicate you could find a part number on the bayoney lug, but I don't see anything there.
Mum is untouched and the Bolt and Received match. It has the aircrafft sights.
The stock looks like someone hit it with a varnish or shellac at some point - and perhaps the exposed received and barrel metal got oversprayed - its a little shiny.
The bore is excellent and shiny. Sorry for the photo quality - I only had my camera phone handy.
So - what say ye experts? Shoulk I leave the stock alone , or do a little refinishing work to get the sheen off? Anything else I could/should know about the rifle? I am curious what year of production it is and couldnt figure that out.
PS: I paid $325 for it - I was hoping to stay under $300, but this one spoke to me - hopefully I didnt do something stupid - I'm still a novice when it comes to gauging the value of these old rifles.