U.S. G.I. Marked WWII Japanese Type 99 Rifle
41st Infantry Division 163rd Regiment + NoReserve
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Item 670487194
Location Columbia, MO 65203
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U.S. G.I. Marked WWII Japanese Type 99 Rifle

41st Infantry Division 163rd Regiment

Here we present a Japanese Type 99 Bolt Action Rifle, made circa 1944 at the Toyo Kogyo arsenal in Hiroshima, Japan. Toyo Kogyo was founded in 1920 as a tool manufacturer, then moved into automobile manufacture in 1931. During World War II, the company contributed to the war effort by making rifles for the Japanese military, much like American companies like GM, International Harvester and others did for the U.S. military. Today, we know Toyo Kogyo as Mazda.

The Type 99 Rifle was conceived as an upgrade in chambering from the Type 38 Rifle designed by Nambu. While the 38 utilized the 6.5x50mm cartridge, the 99 was made to handle the larger, more powerful 7.7x58mm. These rifles were simple and very effective. Nearer the end of the war, with the U.S. successfully restricting traffic to the island nation, raw materials and other resources became more and more scarce, leading the arsenals to simplify production and materials even further. These no-nonsense rifles are known to current collectors as “last ditch”.

This example is an example of one of those last ditch rifles. Per the markings on the left side of the receiver, this rifle was made by the Toyo Kogyo Arsenal, and it was number 24150 of the 34th series. It is marked on the right side of the stock with “41st/163 INF”, undoubtedly the marks of a GI bringback. According to the Dwight D. Eisenhower Presidential Library, “The 41st Infantry Division, nicknamed the ‘Jungleers’ and previously called the Sunset Division, was activated on September 16-1940 from the National Guard Division of Idaho, Montana, Oregon, Washington, and Wyoming. It served in the Pacific theatre during the Second World War and participated in the New Guinea, Southern Philippines, and Papuan campaigns. The Division also served on occupation duty for a brief period of time”. The period of their occupation duty was from September 1945 to December 31, 1945.

The overall condition of this piece is near fine. The metal parts retain about 70% of their original finish. The receiver markings have been removed per the widespread Japanese ritual for surrendering arms. The other markings are clear and legible. The stock is in very good condition and solid. The bore is bright and shiny. The action is strong.

This firearm is classified as a Curio & Relic.

Barrel is 26 inches in length.

Caliber: 7.7x58mm

Overall condition as seen in photos.

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$900

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