Nagoya Arsenal Type 97 Sniper Rifle 6.5mm

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Nagoya Arsenal Type 97 Sniper Rifle 6.5mm
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SN: 2601 'First Series' Intact Chrysanthemum. Japanese military sniper rifle manufactured circa 1938 - 1943. Features 31" barrel, cleaning rod, bayonet lug, blade front sight with protector ears, V notch rear sight with elevation ladder, hinged floorplate, manual safety, sling swivels, curved bolt handle, side mounted quick detachable 2.5x scope. Rear band does not have lug for monopod; band is slightly loose. Bore is fair to good condition, dark with strong rifling, might improve with cleaning. Retains 75% blued finish (appears re-blued) turning brown on bands & tangs, bare metal on sharp edges. Bolt is blued, showing much bare metal where parts rub during operation. Screw heads show marring. Rear edge of magazine follower is beveled to allow closing bolt on an empty magazine. Wood is very good condition with many small dents & dings, appears lightly sanded and refinished with an oil type finish. Handguard is a bit loose. Butt join shows slight gap on left side. Scope is good condition, overall clear with several small foreign debris objects in view. Bolt handle, safety & firing pin numbered "601". Scope marked "10511" on outer side of dovetail. Condition is NRA Good+ (refinished) *** C&R Firearm ***