T99 7.7mm Arisaka Series Symbol ID?


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Salty Dawg
November 10, 2008, 11:44 AM
"Series" indicator inside circle to the left of serial (which is clearly intact) doesn't appear to match series symbols on the chart I have referenced. Arsonal marking matches Nagoya Arsenol, active from 1923-1945. Mum is filed off, so assuming it was an officially surrendered weapon (Post USS MISSOURI Ceremony). Trying to identify series. Chart I am using is from "http://www.radix.net/~bbrown/japanese_markings.html". Any ideas?

Please advise.

Salty

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BHP FAN
November 10, 2008, 11:52 AM
is it three small circles connected?

BHP FAN
November 10, 2008, 11:56 AM
did you see this part,and could it apply in your rifle's case?

At various times, rifles were removed from military service and sold to other countries or transferred to Japanese schools as training weapons. Normally, the chrysanthemum on these rifles was overstamped with the Koishikawa (Tokyo) / Kokura Arsenal symbol or a ring of small circles to indicate that the rifle no longer belonged to the Imperial Japanese Army. Rifles given to schools often have an additional character stamped on the top of the receiver between the chrysanthemum and the type designation characters. Most of these "school-marked" rifles also have two or three zeros preceeding the serial number.

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