Arisaka Type 99 Sniper Rifle : Imperial Japanese Army

Place Oceania: New Guinea
Accession Number REL/07214
Collection type Technology
Object type Firearm
Physical description Glass, Leather, Steel, Wood
Place made Japan
Date made c 1940
Conflict Second World War, 1939-1945
Description

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.

History / Summary

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.

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