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Japanese WWII Arisaka Type II Paratroop Matching & Mum 7.7 Take-Down

This is one of the very scarce Japanese Type 2 Paratroop take-down rifles manufactured at Nagoya Arsnal in late 1943 according to Honeycutt & Anthony in their definitive MILITARY RIFLES OF JAPAN (5th Ed.). It is a bring back by a Marine stationed near Nagoya at the beginning of the US occupation (there are no import marks). It still has its mum and all bolt parts bear the last three numbers of the receiver serial number, the barrel and forend part of the latching mechanism bear the assembly number 469 while the barrel latch lug and bayonet lug share the assembly number 611 and the receiver assembly number of 275 appears on the take-down wedge as well. It is in excellent condition retaining a strong 98% original blue with some bayonet ring loss and action loss on the bolt body while the bore has thinly scattered pin-prick pitting in grooves near the chamber and good, strong rifling. The stock is completely sound with scattered bruises typical of those acquired while losing a war. A rare opportunity to obtain an excellent example of this very interesting piece of military history. If you have questions please email us at This will be listed for auction on Gun Broker the evening of August 17th. Please go to the top of the page and click on the Gun Broker button to see all our listings there. 08-10-20A--20-39-05