|Physical description||Glass, Steel, Wood|
Second World War, 1939-1945
Arisaka Type 97 Sniper Rifle : Imperial Japanese Army
Arisaka Type 97 Sniper Rifle. Bolt action receiver marked with a Chrysanthemum and the serial number. This rifle is fitted with a monopod at the fore-end and a telescopic sight. The cleaning rod is missing. The rifle's woodwork is cracked just forward of the magazine, rendering the weapon unusable.
This type of rifle was used by Japanese forces in Manchuria in the 1930s and the early part of the Second World War in New Guinea.