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'Last Ditch' Type 99 Arisaka w/Provenance

Article about: Hi guys! I got this Arisaka from my anthropology professor today. His dad brought it back (most likely from Okinawa) after serving aboard the USS Guadalupe (AO-32). It's a very late type 99,

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    great looking Rifle.


    I specialize in M1 carbines and Lugers.

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    Steve is right every ships crew members got a rifle if they wanted one. My friends father got one. Maybe that is why we have so many of them here in the states.
    Just my thoughts,
    Quote by SteveR View Post
    That is a nice example. The ground mums were done after the official surrender.
    Every Naval vessel that put into a Japanese port after the beginning of the occupation all crew members were given a Japanese rifle for a souvenir. The rifles captured on the Islands had the mums intact.
    I specialize in M1 carbines and Lugers.

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    Great rifle and a cool looking cat!....
    It's a wasted trip baby. Nobody said nothing about locking horns with no Tigers.

    I'm Spartacus, not really i'm Paul!...

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    Your cat clearly knows a good rifle and a photo opportunity when it sees one

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    Very nice looking Japanese Last Ditch rifle....BILL
    "As long as there are brave men and warriors the halls of Valhalla will never be silent or empty"

    In memory of my father William T. Grist December 26, 1920--September 10, 2009..
    901st. Ordnance H.A.M. North Africa, Italy, Southern France....ETO
    Also in memory of my mother Jane Kidd Grist Feb. 22, 1920-- September 27, 2009... WWll War bride May 1942...

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