Posted 10 years ago
This is a type 99 Japanese rifle which was the standard issue rifle for Japanese troops from the early 1900's through WW II. It is a bolt action rifle which holds 5 rounds of ammo. This has the addition of a special dust cover for the bolt assembly so it would not become jammed. It has a flip up sight in addition to the sight on the end of the barrel. Japanese rifles had a chrysanthemum stamped on the chamber. When the Japanese would surrender, which did not happen often, they would deface the chrysanthemum by grinding it off. This was a symbol of the Emporer. Japanese troops were taught that it was better to die fighting, sacrificing your life for the Emporer, rather than surrender. This would bring shame to you family.