**Japanese Type 2 Ariska Paratrooper Rifle by Nagoya Arsenal

7.7mm, 25.25" barrel, S/N 8100. Blued finish, two-piece hardwood laminated stock. Matching last thee digits of serial number 100 on bolt handle, extractor, firing pin and bayonet lug. Matching take down number 1000 on barrel, both forend, receiver mating collars and take down wedge. Ground Mum. Retains "anti-aircraft" rear sight, both sling swivels and cleaning rod. Only about 20,000 of these scarce 2-piece take-down rifles bases upon the Type 99 were produced ca1942-43 by the Japanese and they are desirable collector rifles today.

Provenance:From the Collection of Charlie Hinton


Fine. Retains most of the dull military blued finish with some thinning and high edge wear, markings remain clear with ground mum. Mechanically functional, very good bore with strong rifling and some scattered oxidation. Stock with scattered bumps, dings and minor mars.

Estimate: $1,800 - $2,500
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