I had a type 99 that I would have sold for $175 . [This was a few years ago]. I gave up and parted it out. I ended up with $425 and a barreled receiver. The mum was ground.
If you’re welding on a gun, and adding on missing markings, you’re making a fake. People can pretend and dance around it. But it’s fakery.I hate fakery, but; a little honest restoration is not necessarily an evil deed. I dont always know where to draw the line and I know that line is ever moving. I have a very deep revulsion for a ground receiver. The image posted by 1942Arisaka does not evoke that same emotion. That maybe all on me. I am still looking for my first mum, so; this is a very good information for me. Now, I know to look more carefully at this area.