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Arisaka Type 99 Rifle

Discussion in 'Japanese Light Weapons' started by Spitfire XIV-E, Sep 17, 2007.

  1. Spitfire XIV-E

    Spitfire XIV-E New Member

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    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.



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    Arisaka Type 99 Rifle.


    Calibre : 7.7 x 58mm

    Capacity : 5 round Box Magazine, Stripper Clip Loaded (Bolt Action).
     
  2. worldwar

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    A Type 99 made after mid-war (also known as the Type 99 "last ditch" rifle). The rifle has no flip-up anti-aircraft rearsight nor monopod. The service period of this rifle was from 1939–1945 in japan.
     
  3. tom!

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    Hi.

    Type 99 Short Rifle early
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    Type 99 Long Rifle late
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    Type 99 Sniper Rifle
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    Type 2 TERA Rifle for paratroops
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    Yours

    tom! ;)
     

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