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Type 99 (Long?) Training Rifle

Article about: Good morning, folks! I just thought I'd share my latest freebie acquisition. A gift from a collector friend. This is what I believe to be a blank fire only, smooth bore Japanese training rif

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    Good morning, folks!

    I just thought I'd share my latest freebie acquisition. A gift from a collector friend.

    This is what I believe to be a blank fire only, smooth bore Japanese training rifle. According to wikipedia:
    The Japanese government required all junior and senior high school boys to have at least two hours a week of military training. Several companies started producing the necessary training rifles for this purpose.
    It seems longer than what I'm used to... for a Type 99... it's similar in length to my Type 38... so it may be a "Type 99 Long"...

    The rifle is missing it's magazine spring and follower and it may be missing a cleaning rod (if it ever had a cleaning rod in the first place...). Otherwise, the rifle is all there and all matching (#509). Unfortunately there is about a square inch of dry rot on the stock near the metal butt plate... this poor thing must have sat in a damp basement for a while... . No use messing with it too much.

    When I get a free moment, I'll give this rifle some TLC with gun oil and super fine steel wool. I'll keep you guys updated...

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    Thanks for taking a look!

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    Hi,the stock,triggerguard,and sling swivels all appear to be for a type 38,and the reciever for a type 99,I guess they just cobbled something together,it`s just for training....Pete.
    JEDEM DAS SEINE

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    good looking rifle Joe.


    John
    I specialize in M1 carbines and Lugers.

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    Quote by zwerge View Post
    Hi,the stock,triggerguard,and sling swivels all appear to be for a type 38,and the reciever for a type 99,I guess they just cobbled something together,it`s just for training....Pete.
    Thanks for the comments, Pete and John!

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    It always amazes me how much effort the Japanese went to for a thing that just goes 'bang', although the ultimate must be their training MGs!-an excellent pickup, Joe!

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    Joe that isn't too bad for free!! I wish I collector friends like you!! lol. A nice rifle & thanks for showing Cheers Terry.

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    Thanks for the kind words, Lithgow and Terry! I'll give it a good oiling and tackle the rust probably this evening and post "after" photos. I also have to determine if it takes a Type38 or Type99 follower/ mag spring. It has a hole in the "nose" of the stock for a cleaning rod... I wonder...

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    'Wow' - Congrats once again Joe.........!
    Regards,


    Steve.

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    This one looks almost the same?.....Japanese Training Rifle...
    JEDEM DAS SEINE

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    Great gift!
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