I've had my Type 99 Arisaka for about 10 years now, but never got to fire it due to a combination of "concerned family" and lack of ammo availability. I recently got some FMJ ammo, and took it to my family's property to shoot. It's a Series II, Nagoya Arsenal, about 1941. Fit and finish is excellent other than some minor stock damage. It fired without issues. No injuries, no damage etc. I had checked the headspace before buying it years ago. It kicks like a mule, and I guess I underestimate the average Japanese soldier, as I cannot imagine a 5'4" rural young adult who at the time was probably malnourished firing that and not falling backwards. Totally different from my friend's Type 30... that's for sure.