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Lot 1314
SHIPPING BOX FROM USGI. Cal. 7.7 Jap. S# 77364. Very nice example of war trophy captured battle damaged rifle & scarce original wooden shipping crate. Crate is marked PFC M.L. Sandrock of Company F Shore Batallion of 543rd Engineer Boat and Shore Regiment. Labeling includes content: "1 Jap Rifle" & "1 Bayonet" (not present). 543rd EBSR was a part of the 3rd Engineer Special Brigade. The 3rd ESB landed on New Guinea on 24 February 1944; Biak Island on 30 September; and the Philippine Islands on 24 July 1945. Crate has Japanese characters inside cover & is approx. 53" long x 7" wide x 3 1/2" deep. Rifle has 25" bbl. Numbers match on receiver & bbl. Bolt components all match including correct dust cover. Receiver marked on left side w/ Nagoya arsenal marking. Has crisp mum & characters for type 99. Bolt has oval knob, notched safety knob. Ladder aperture rear sight w/ anti-aircraft wings. Inverted V front sight w/ protective ears. Long cleaning rod. 3 Screw upper band. Mono pod is present. Has original leather sling. Cup type steel buttplate. Matching hardwood stock set w/ 2 piece buttstock. Sm. recoil bolt. CONDITION: rifle has lg. degree of original finish on both wood & metal. Stock has battle damage from what appears to be bullet strikes. Buttstock has bullet hole entering on right side at heel. Has extensive loss of wood on right side over action area from strike by projectile. Good shiny bore. Case has worn stained appearance. w/ scattered cracks. Markings are generally legible. Bayonet listed on cover is not present. (19-4194/RW). CURIO. $500-700.

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