The Type 99 Rifle was a development of the earlier 6.5mm Type 38 Rifle. The Imperial Japanese Army wanted a bigger Calibre weapon so the Arisaka designed Type 99 was developed with a 7.7mm cartridge. It was envisaged that the Type 99 would completely replace the Type 38 but as the Pacific War progressed both rifles were used because not enough Type 99's could be produced despite being made in 9 different Arsenals. Towards the end of the war the crudeness of it's manufacture was all too evident as Japan began to run out of the raw materials that her earlier conquests had delivered. A similar situation to that of Germany who also produced a crude version of the Kar 98K with similar problems. The Type 99 was made in 4 versions - The Standard Short Rifle, The Long Rifle, The Take Down Paratroop version & the Type 99 Sniper Rifle. The latter 2 versions being deleted by mid war. Arisaka Type 99 Rifle. Calibre : 7.7 x 58mm Capacity : 5 round Box Magazine, Stripper Clip Loaded (Bolt Action).