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Experimental 99 Paratrooper Rifle
Exprerimental T99 Paratrooper Rifle Serial #7

Caliber: ....................... 7.7 x 58mm (7.7mm Japanese)
Rifling: ........................ 4 Groove Right Hand "Metford"
Barrel Length: ............. 25.5 in. (571mm)
Overall Length: ............ 44 in. (1118mm)
Weight: ....................... 9.5 lb. (4.31Kg)
Magazine capacity: ........ 5 Rounds
Qty Mfg: ...................... 7
There is one other known to exist and it is a lower serial number than 7.

Source: ........................ Banzai Publication by Stan Zielinski

All parts of this rifle are standard T99 except for the takedown and bayonet housing. Barrel is same length and bolt parts are interchangeable. The halves will fit a T2 but will not lock up due to the wedge being different.

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Experimental Type 2 Paratrooper Folding Bayonet Rifle. Note that the wire bale is not on  the right side of this rifle. This was in the transition from the Type 1 to the Type 2. Type 1 had the bale and nut on the left side.

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Bayonet housing used was the third variation. There is no hook on the hinge pin of the bayonet.

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The barrel shank is a bit different than what ended up on the T2. Does not have the loop over the barrel to hold the rear of the forearm.

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Top of the receiver is flat. No type  number or mum.

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Bolt handle screw off. Notice the knob is knurled.

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Rifle has a matching dust cover.

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Left side of rifle. There is no arsenal stamp, just the number 7

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Here with the bayonet extended. Rifle is front heavy with the extra weight.

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Left side of the bayonet housing.

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Here you can see the serial number 7 and is stamped again at the front next to the reinforcement on the receiver. The bale and nut show up here on the left side.

 
   
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