Arisaka Type 97 Sniper Rifle : Imperial Japanese Army

Accession Number REL/07061.001
Collection type Technology
Object type Firearm
Physical description Glass, Steel, Wood
Place made Japan
Date made 1937
Conflict Period 1930-1939
Second World War, 1939-1945

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.

History / Summary

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.