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    Correct. If you have the rifle apart, you will...

    Correct.
    If you have the rifle apart, you will see the main rifles assembly number 476 on the bottom of the receiver. The bayonet latch button is a three digit number (670), probably proceeded by...
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    The assembly number of the latch is completely...

    The assembly number of the latch is completely different from the rifle receiver assembly number.
    It's not uncommon to see the cross-hatch mis-aligned on this part. For whatever reason, some...
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    The latch parts have a separate assembly number,...

    The latch parts have a separate assembly number, so if your bayonet housing matches the last three digits of serial number you're good to go, and you have a matching bayonet assembly.
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    The reticle on 4x scopes are not canted (slanted)...

    The reticle on 4x scopes are not canted (slanted) like the 2.5x Type 97 scopes, so if this one is, it's because the inside etched glass has gotten rotated slightly.

    You have to remember that the...
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    Sounds like you're doing about all you can. ...

    Sounds like you're doing about all you can. Maybe one of the old pipe cleaners might let you reach a little higher etc. I wouldn't spray any kind of penetrating oil up in there to loosen the grim...
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    Nice addition to your collection!

    Nice addition to your collection!
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    Supposedly there were a small number of "short...

    Supposedly there were a small number of "short barreled" T-99 Carbines found at wars end at the Jinsen Arsenal in Korea. I've never personally held one, have seen a photo or two. I think "Military...
  8. With the quality of the rifles, and a larger...

    With the quality of the rifles, and a larger serial number (above 3 digit), these were originally standard issue T-30 rifles with proper receiver stamps, including the Mum. The receivers were ground...
  9. The first four photos are of a T-30 rifle that...

    The first four photos are of a T-30 rifle that was removed from military service and converted to a smooth bore training rifle.
    The original receiver T-30 markings and Chrysanthemum were removed and...
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    The term "Last Ditch" is a phrase coined by US...

    The term "Last Ditch" is a phrase coined by US collectors over the years to identify with the late Type 99 rifles where the deletion of parts through the production period included:

    front sight...
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    Your rifle was made at the Toriimatsu factory of...

    Your rifle was made at the Toriimatsu factory of Nagoya Army Arsenal. It is an 11th series and was made in 1945.
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    WTB: Japanese Nambu Pistols

    Long time Japanese WWII collector wishing to purchase "collector quality" T-14's and T-94's. Specifically looking for a T-14 small trigger guard, 15 date with 1-3 digit serial number, and other low...
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    Your stock is the correctly proofed stock for...

    Your stock is the correctly proofed stock for TJK.
    It looks like the rifle had both, the mono-pod and a sliding dust cover at one time. You can see the faint lines, as you mentioned, in the lower...
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    This is a common occurrence in Japanese firearms...

    This is a common occurrence in Japanese firearms where there is not a clean cut designation in serial numbers between a change in components.
    If your forestock wood and rear band shows no evidence...
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    +1 ;)

    +1 ;)
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    Your receiver was stamped between xxx and xxx '43.

    Your receiver was stamped between xxx and xxx '43.
  17. A 4th series Carbine made at Chigusa factory of...

    A 4th series Carbine made at Chigusa factory of the Nagoya Army Arsenal. Probably 1937.
  18. Nice piece Aragorn. You did well!

    Nice piece Aragorn. You did well!
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    Randy, The reason I asked if all bolt parts are...

    Randy,
    The reason I asked if all bolt parts are matching is a 99 safety and firing pin are different from a 38 safety/firing pin and not interchangeable.
    If you haven't done so, remove the bolt...
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    Hello Randy, In order for the safety to work,...

    Hello Randy,

    In order for the safety to work, the rifle has to be cocked and in the fire position. Press in on the safety knob and rotate clockwise until the groove in the knob is in the 12...
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    Neither of those photographed are the Type 100...

    Neither of those photographed are the Type 100 bayonet. A real one is posted below.
    Also, I realize collectors have called this a Type 100 bayonet forever, but original documents found in Japan a...
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    Doozie, You have a pretty good idea of what you...

    Doozie,
    You have a pretty good idea of what you have there. You are correct in that it is a 22nd series made at the Kokura Arsenal. The bolt is matching. The rear stock inspection stamp you show...
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    Value? Your friend has a 23rd series T-99, made at...

    Your friend has a 23rd series T-99, made at Kokura Arsenal in probably early 1944.
    The mono-pod, cleaning rod and dust cover are missing. The rear sight AA wings are not of Kokura manufacture....
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    Serial number of your rifle puts it being built...

    Serial number of your rifle puts it being built in the 1914 time frame. The double circles in front of your serial number are unique....never seen them marked quite that way. It is original though.
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    Your knife is WWII Army Air Corp. Your sheath is...

    Your knife is WWII Army Air Corp. Your sheath is a commercial version that accepts a 5" blade. The original issued sheath is in the link provided by BAR.
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