JAPANESE TYPE 99 SNIPER RIFLE. SN 572. Cal. 7.7MM. This Nogoya arsenal produced type 99 was the favorite sniper rifle of the Japanese in the Pacific during the second WW. It is equipped with 4 X 7 telescope, bayonet, sling and air craft sights. Bayonet does not match, and no dust cover is present. These rifles saw extremely heavy use under extreme conditions. They are quite hard to obtain. PROVENANCE: Stern Collection. CONDITION: Receiver retains some 98% of its blued finish as does the matching bolt bent handle. Extractor retains about 70%. Bbl retains better than 95% of its finish with a couple minor dings on right hand side. Both front and middle bbl bands retain better than 90% of their crudely blackened finish. Trigger guards and floorplate assembly retain about 80% of its finish but is turning brown. Bayonet which does not match is in fine condition overall with the exposed metal turning brown. Telescope shows approx 90% of enamel with some very light chipping here and there. Rubber eye piece is soft and pliable and optics appear to be pretty clear with no debris. Sling is dry and cracking but present. Buttstock and hand guard have numerous dings and nicks front to rear but still show very well. Mechanics are crisp, bore is bright and shiny though shows some wear. 4-34053 BK81 (3,500-5,000)
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