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Type 99 w/ serialized capture papers

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#1 chils123

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Posted 29 June 2019 - 11:35 AM

Picked this set up today and I'm very pleased. This was a lead from a gun show I set up at, and I was finally able to meet the seller and make a deal.


The rifle is nothing special. It's an early 20th series Kokura Type 99 Arisaka. The neat part is it came with papers form the Sailor who brought it home. He live about 2 hours away from me and unfortunately just passed away back in May at the age of 93. He served on the USS Yosemite, a Destroyer tender.


The set also came with a bayonet. There is no serial number and some interesting writing on the top of the handle in white paint.



Here is the gentleman's obituary:



















#2 USCapturephotos

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Posted 29 June 2019 - 12:37 PM

Nice find. I have one that a sailor brought back too. Mine does not have the capture paper, but it does have a handmade and hand painted cover that the sailor made to house the rifle. I'm pretty sure the cover was a navy poncho of some sort.

Thanks for sharing yours!


#3 WWIIBuff1945

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Posted 29 June 2019 - 02:08 PM

Nice pick up Chils! Its great you now have a photo to go along with the grouping. Congrats on your latest addition!

#4 katieony

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Posted 01 July 2019 - 03:27 AM

Always great to have the documentation...congrats!



#5 M24 Chaffee

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Posted 01 July 2019 - 04:34 AM

Very nice to add a great bringback with background like this to your collection!


#6 sundance

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Posted 01 July 2019 - 02:28 PM

Another beauty but no shipping crate. Capture papers make up for that though. Have you ever shot any of your Japanese rifles? I know the ammo is pricey and a bit hard to find.

#7 1st Sgt CES

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Posted 10 July 2019 - 12:18 PM

The paper work is always great to have !

#8 Len S

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Posted 01 August 2019 - 06:13 AM

If I remember correctly painted symbols on the top of the bayonet grips indicates use by the Imperial Navy. Nice score!

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