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This is the rifle I mentioned in the other posting just below about showing your bayonets. Bought the whole outfit from a pawn shop many years ago. Paid $60. Owner said it came from a vet(?). You know how that goes. He did question the monopod. It appears to be all matching numbers. Information is appreciated. Thanks. Ed
 

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I will bow to the experts opinion, but I believe that this Type 99 is a 27th series Tokyo Juki Kogyo.

The fact that is has the anti-aircraft sights and monopod would place the date of manufacture to the early 40's.

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Per the charts in Don Voigt's excellent book, "The Japanese Type 99 Arisaka Rifle", the rifle is a series 37, made from III '42 to Iv '43. Since each series consisted of 100,000 rifles, and the numbers were repeated in each series, that rifle was in the first 10,000, which I think would make it made probably in late 1942.
Is there a number on the back of the dust cover, and does it also match?

Good catch!

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I will bow to the experts opinion, but I believe that this Type 99 is a 27th series Tokyo Juki Kogyo.

The fact that is has the anti-aircraft sights and monopod would place the date of manufacture to the early 40's.

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It's a 37th series. TJK first did rifles in the 37th then later on in the 27th. The 37th rifles were Kokura inspected and the 27th was done by Nagoya.
 

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I have a 37th as well which is a beautiful, all matching rifle but ground. These early 37ths seem to be a bit scarce
 

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Very nice rifle. Take the time to check all of the number parts to see if they are all matching. This one was subcontracted from Kokura. I would also be interested in know if either the Kokura or Nagoya subcontracted guns are more or less rare comparatively.
 

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Here are a few more PIC's. The number on the dust cover does not match. Thanks for all the responses and information. Ed
 

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Great Gun - I wish I could find things like that for $60!

Question for the experts on the muzzle cover - I was told not to leave originals on the gun with the spring compressed as it will eventually crack or bend (for the plastic ones anyway); is that correct?
 
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