|Place||Oceania: New Guinea|
|Physical description||Glass, Leather, Steel, Wood|
|Date made||c 1940|
Second World War, 1939-1945
Arisaka Type 99 Sniper Rifle : Imperial Japanese Army
Arisaka Type 99 Sniper Rifle. Bolt action receiver marked with a Chrysanthemum Japanese characters, the Nagoya Arsenal stamp and the serial number. This rifle is fitted with a 4X7 telescopic sight, serial number 17833, which is missing the rear screw on lens cover. The rifle has a brown leather sling.
This type of rifle was used against Australian forces in New Guinea and the surrounding islands. It is a development from the earlier Type 97snipe rifle, being shorter in length and with a larger calibre.