Rare WWII Japanese Arisaka Type 99 Special Navy Rifle

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  1. Doc4USMC

    Doc4USMC Member Charter Life Member

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    My brother's friend has this and is looking to get rid of it. Thoughts on value?
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    JustKeepSwimming House Dad Extraordinaire Benefactor Charter Life Member

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    Maybe @Will, the owner of Arisaka Defense and a forum sponsor, could hazard a guesstimate?
     
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    NCFubar Well-Known Member

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    Hmmm ... if this is a Navy training rifle it will only fire blanks ... a real round might be able to be chambered but if fire will likely cause a catastrophic failure. On the other hand the way the barrel and receiver mate along with the sights and a couple other things does not look like a trainer ... but from just those pics I’d not say so. Does the barrel have any decent rifling? Typically the Navy Anchor is combine with a blossom or mum ... is their a faint one that is hard to see in the pic?

    Anyway ... if it’s a Navy trainer it’s not really worth anything ... $50 for a decoration. For an decent Arisaka I’d go $250. The anchor where the mum is usually just is not something I’m familiar with so as to a Navy Arisaka I will
     
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    Doc4USMC Member Charter Life Member

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    Not sure, my brother sent me the pics and he's in Memphis area. A couple of other pics


     

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    jmccracken1214 Essayons! Supporting Member

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    My mother has one that looks brand new. Her uncle was in the navy during WW2 and brought it back with him. Still has the markings on them.
     
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    I think the bayonet might be worth as much as the rifle
     
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    Couple hundred roughly serial and series numbers seem cut off. Bayonet is possibly worth more depending on condition and who made it.

    Arisaka rifles are hard to price without having them in hand. Different arsenals and years can drastically change the value.
     
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    cubrock Swell guy Benefactor Charter Life Member

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    What @shadowsbane said. Very hard to tell without having it in hand.

    Don't know what part of the state he is in, but you are welcome to PM me for my phone number. If he is near me, or can come to a show I'm at, I'll be happy to take a look at it.
     
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    The gunbroker auctions I saw hovered around the $650 mark for a special navy rifle in average condition. Some of the nicer specimens on auctions sites went over $1k.

    One thing I read & found interesting about the special navy rifles is that the bulk of the parts are cast iron, not steel.
     

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