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jigenax
02-11-2012, 1:04 PM
Hey everyone,

I was doing some spring cleaning and found an old Type 99 barreled action with a gutted bolt. I had forgotten about it since I received it from a friend nearly 30 years ago. Back then, I couldn't find replacement parts so I just parked in a corner of my garage. Over time, old stocks and other long items gathered there and collected dust. The old saying, "Out of sight, out of mind" sure did ring true.

Now that I have it in front of me, I did some looking around and found enough parts to bring this old war horse back to life. It'll cost me more to rebuild this one than buying another one but I know I'll enjoy this path more.

First pic on post 11

Divernhunter
02-11-2012, 1:09 PM
If you find a good Type 38 stock while cleaning I would be interested. I have a rifle with one that has the end rotted off. I would like to make it whole and shootable again.

FourTenJaeger
02-11-2012, 1:11 PM
The Arisaka may not have the heavy following the Nagant, Garand, and Kar98 do, But it's an amazing rifle. Get out there and shoot it. :D

jigenax
02-11-2012, 1:51 PM
If you find a good Type 38 stock while cleaning I would be interested. I have a rifle with one that has the end rotted off. I would like to make it whole and shootable again.

Actually, I do have one. I picked up a Type 38 rifle, thinking it was a shooter but it was demilled. Got burned thru the barrel and receiver in the chamber area so it's just a pile of parts now. Even the firing pin was snapped off but everything else is still good. Been looking for a T38 barreled action but no luck finding one yet.

big103
02-11-2012, 2:30 PM
Springfield sporters has parts at good prices for it.


Should be a real cool project.

Vlad 11
02-11-2012, 3:23 PM
Look forward to pics.

Do you have a stock? That will be the most expensive and hardest piece to find. And the correct stock even harder still.

jigenax
02-11-2012, 3:46 PM
Look forward to pics.

Do you have a stock? That will be the most expensive and hardest piece to find. And the correct stock even harder still.

Lucky for me, I was able to get one from a friend. He'll drop it off later next week. And, yes, uncut with hand guard. :)

TRAP55
02-11-2012, 4:18 PM
It'll cost me more to rebuilt this one than buying another one but I know I'll enjoy this path more.

I share your affliction.
The evil little voice inside my head is always telling me "You can make it whole again!" I know it's a liberal voice, it always wants to spend my money.:mad:
Check out Liberty Tree Collectors, they seem to have discovered a stash of jap parts.
For stocks, check with Dave at Hoosier Gun Works. This may make a grown milsurp collector cry, so stop reading here.
He told me they had so many Type 38 and 99 stocks, they ran out of room for them......and had to make a bonfire.:facepalm:

jigenax
02-11-2012, 4:44 PM
I share your affliction.
The evil little voice inside my head is always telling me "You can make it whole again!" I know it's a liberal voice, it always wants to spend my money.:mad:
Check out Liberty Tree Collectors, they seem to have discovered a stash of jap parts.
For stocks, check with Dave at Hoosier Gun Works. This may make a grown milsurp collector cry, so stop reading here.
He told me they had so many Type 38 and 99 stocks, they ran out of room for them......and had to make a bonfire.:facepalm:

Aw man... I looked at Hoosier and they don't have any stocks for any Arisaka. So sad cuz Liberty Tree sells Type 99 stocks for $145 each and nobody makes replacement stocks.

TRAP55
02-11-2012, 5:39 PM
Hoosier can't list a fraction of what they have, hell, half the time Dave doesn't even know he has it, till he starts digging for it!
Call or email a request, they are busy, so don't expect an instant reply. You'll be lucky to get someone to answer the phone.
Repeat as necessary.

jigenax
02-11-2012, 5:41 PM
Here's a pic of the barreled action and gutted bolt. Next pic will be the parts and stock.

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Vlad 11
02-11-2012, 6:45 PM
Does the bolt body and extractor match the receiver? What arsenal is it



I find it hard to believe someone would burn original Arisaka stocks, there is frequently someone looking for one. It would be like burning money.

If so it would be doubly bad as the finish is Urishi lacquer , related to and causes the same effect as poison ivy.

jigenax
02-11-2012, 7:34 PM
I tried taking close up pics but my cellphone can't do close ups. But from what I can see, it's an early 25th Series Kokura. Which is awesome! It's in this series the transitions were happening due to the war shortages. Like the metal butt plate being replaced with a wood version, the adjustable rear sight became a fixed sight, etc. Since mine is in the early 10% of this series, the parts I ordered would be period correct!

big103
02-12-2012, 12:34 AM
Here's a pic of the barreled action and gutted bolt. Next pic will be the parts and stock.

134739

If you go on ebay there is alot of sportrized stocks for decent prices you can maybe splice a piece of wood in. If you know how to splice wood.

jigenax
02-12-2012, 1:59 AM
If you go on ebay there is alot of sportrized stocks for decent prices you can maybe splice a piece of wood in. If you know how to splice wood.

I actually thought of that too but with a broken front end. Unfortunately I couldn't find a front end donor. And my wood working skills isn't good enought to make one from scratch.

TRAP55
02-12-2012, 8:50 AM
A couple that haven't been cut up too.
http://www.ebay.com/sch/Militaria-/13956/i.html?_nkw=99+type+stock&_catref=1&_dmd=1&_dmpt=Motors_Car_Truck_Parts_Accessories&_sop=12&_trksid=p3286.c0.m1538

jigenax
02-12-2012, 3:33 PM
A couple that haven't been cut up too.
http://www.ebay.com/sch/Militaria-/13956/i.html?_nkw=99+type+stock&_catref=1&_dmd=1&_dmpt=Motors_Car_Truck_Parts_Accessories&_sop=12&_trksid=p3286.c0.m1538

Thanks! I haven't been on eBay for awhile.

jigenax
02-16-2012, 8:16 AM
Sweet! Parts package is on it's way!

Sampachi
02-16-2012, 10:17 AM
Numerich Arms used to have some good reproduction stocks. They look pretty good with the exception of the stain they used was rather red. Might be worth looking into.

jigenax
02-16-2012, 4:24 PM
Numerich Arms used to have some good reproduction stocks. They look pretty good with the exception of the stain they used was rather red. Might be worth looking into.

Yea, I did check their listing but they only have Type 38 carbine stock sets at the moment.

jigenax
02-22-2012, 9:51 PM
ALL DONE!!

Parts came in! Took me about two hours to clean everything and put it all together.

TRAP55
02-23-2012, 10:36 AM
Success! Now a range report!

Sampachi
02-23-2012, 11:20 AM
Success! Now a range report!

I second that!

big103
02-23-2012, 11:31 AM
Nice looks like it should be a good shooter.

jigenax
02-23-2012, 9:19 PM
Sigh... just checked my supplies... all out of 7.7 food. :(

Anyone know of a local SoCal shop that carries 7.7 ammo?

big103
02-23-2012, 9:24 PM
Only supply I know of.



http://www.grafs.com/retail/catalog/category/categoryId/239?

TRAP55
02-23-2012, 10:59 PM
Sigh... just checked my supplies... all out of 7.7 food. :(

Anyone know of a local SoCal shop that carries 7.7 ammo?

Ammo deal finder results:
http://gun-deals.com/ammo.php?caliber=7.7+Arisaka

6mmintl
02-24-2012, 6:30 AM
Easy to make out of 3006 brass.

mosinnagantm9130
02-24-2012, 11:15 AM
Very nice! Always good to see a rifle brought back from the dead.

Sampachi
02-24-2012, 3:39 PM
Sigh... just checked my supplies... all out of 7.7 food. :(

Anyone know of a local SoCal shop that carries 7.7 ammo?

Mac tends to be the least expensive.
http://www.macsguns.com/Brass.htm

jigenax
02-24-2012, 7:35 PM
Wow, thanks for the ammo sources!

As for reforming 30'06 brass, that's something I'll try when I get more comfortable with reloading.