Arisaka Type 99 Rifle

Country of OriginJapan
Caliber7.700 mm
Capacity5 rounds
Length1,120.000 mm
Barrel Length657.000 mm
Weight4.200 kg
Muzzle Velocity730 m/s


ww2dbaseArisaka Type 99 bolt-action rifles were put in production in Japan, Korea (Jinsen), and China (Mukden) in 1939 in large numbers, quickly becoming the standard rifle of the Japanese Army until the end of the war. These rifles served concurrently as the older Type 38 design during WW2. Production ceased in 1945 with the Japanese surrender.

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Last Major Revision: Nov 2007


A typical Japanese soldier with Type 99 7.7mm rifle, ammunition pouches, and pack; location and date unknownJapanese Type 99 machine gun crew demonstrating its anti-strafing set up, date unknownJapanese troops in exercise, date unknown

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1. Dick Modery says:
18 Mar 2011 04:49:31 PM

Can you tell me a web site or how I can go about getting a manual for the Arisaka Type 99 Rifle, assemble and disassemble? Thanks, Dick
2. mike says:
15 Oct 2011 07:03:59 AM

my dad brought back an arisaka 99 from iwo when he was there and i was wondering if there was a database using the rifle's serial #'s to try and verify that claim? thanks, mike.

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