Japanese Arisaka Type 2 Paratrooper Rifle

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Japanese Arisaka Type 2 Paratrooper Rifle, #17637, by Nagoya Arsenal, 7.7mm Japanese cal., 25-7/8'' barrel, blue finish, two-piece buttstock, full-length upper handguard,inverted ''V'' front sight with protective ears, folding leaf rear sight with anti-aircraft wings, knurled safety knob, cleaning rod, sling swivels, and includes a web type sling with quick-detach connector. Receiver, bolt, extractor, safety knob, barrel flat, and front barrel band with visible matching numbers. Takedown parts on front and rear half match the numbers of ''630'' that are also stamped on the receiver. Complete with mum and ''Type 2'' characters to the receiver ring. In overall fine condition for a military issued rifle. The finish on some of the smaller parts is a little rough which is typical. Metal surfaces retain approx. 70% toning blue with some spots of darkening and reddish brown oxidation; toning matches throughout the rifle, the only exception is the dustcover which has been refinished. All factory marks are clear and well defined. Stock with normal light to moderate scratches and mars that are consistent with the condition of the rest of the rifle. Upper handguard appears to have been lightly sanded. Good action, with an excellent bore. Sling with some darkening and loss to the black finish on the metal hardware. Canvas with normal signs of mild age and wear and shows well. A very nice example of a Type 2 rifle. Est.: $2,500-$3,500. (C&R)

February 2018 Auction:  Lot #674 










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