JAPANESE TYPE 99 SNIPER RIFLE. SN 640. Cal. 7.7MM. This Nogoya arsenal produced type 99 was the favorite sniper rifle of the Japanese in the Pacific during the second WWII. It is equipped with the 4 X 7 telescope, bayonet, sling, mono pod and air craft sights. Bayonet does not match, and no dust cover is present. These rifles saw extreme use throughout the war so surviving examples in any condition are extremely hard to obtain. PROVENANCE: Stern Collection. CONDITION: Receiver retains approx 60% orig finish with missing balance where the mum was ground off. Matching bolt (bent handle) retains better than 90% of its finish. Bbl assembly shows better than 90% of its orig blue as do the sights. Front bbl band shows approx 85% or its blue with the middle one and mono pod showing around 50% with some very fine pitting. Trigger guard shows about 75% of its blue with floorplate showing around 50%. Scope retains better than 90% of its black paint and rubber eye piece is missing. Optics are cloudy but you can still see through them. Sling is in good condition with just mild cracking. Bayonet is very good with the handle area turning patina and scabbard showing better than 90% of its finish. Frog is dry but complete. Mechanics are crisp, bore is bright and shiny though shows use. 4-34059 BK80 (2,500-4,000)
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