October 22-23, 2019 Extraordinary, Sporting & Collector Firearms
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This lot is closed for bidding. Bidding ended on 10/22/2019
This is a Kokura manufactured Japanese Type 99 machine manufactured by Kokura in 1942, September, brought home by a World War II Veteran, deactivated, registered, and left essentially untouched. Visible serial numbers are matching on barrel, receiver, gas cylinder, lower assembly, buffer, as well as safety. Gas regulator non-matching as is original magazine. Unable to determine whether bolt matches due to welding. Muzzle has been welded shut with hard steel weld, with corresponding thread damage at muzzle. Bolt welded to receiver on both sides. Wood carrying handle with missing chip at front with smaller chip missing at rear. Carrying handle retention pin, trigger action pin, lower assembly retention nut, barrel retention wedge & nut charging handle and charging handle slot cover not present. No flash hider present. Magazine retention latch broken off at just above base. The Japanese Type 99 machine gun was the 7.7mm successor to the Type 96 (one of which is offered in this same auction). Both models were utilized by the Japanese through to the end of World War II by the Japanese, but the Type 99 is more often encountered today as it was more readily available as a souvenir to American occupation forces. CONDITION: Overall appearance and finish is poor to fair with brown corrosion throughout exterior exposed metal surfaces. None of the springs are functional, and the trigger is frozen and unmoving. Bolt has been welded in forward position with weld bead and heat discoloration visible through ejection port with significant welding at charging handle slot on left side which has compromised the charging handle rail. Buttstock somewhat loose in its socket and some chipping where it meets buttplate. The good news is that the face and top of bolt looks good when viewed through the trunnion and top of magazine housing. The magazine with this gun appears serviceable without retention pin at top plate. There is place for a World War II artifact that has according to the consigning Son of the Veteran, is as it was captured except for the deactivation process. THIS IS A NATIONAL FIREARMS ACT ITEM AND REQUIRES BATF APPROVAL PRIOR TO TRANSFER. THIS ITEM IS FULLY TRANSFERABLE ON AN ATF FORM 5 AS DEACTIVATED AND AS CURIO AND RELIC ELIGIBLE. JWK 2019-10-128
1 Magazine
Barrel Length
7.7mm Japanese
FFL Status
Type 99
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Serial Number
Current Bidding
Minimum Bid: $2,000.00
Final prices include buyers premium: $7,200.00
Estimate: $4,000 - $6,000
Number Bids: 16
Auction closed on Wednesday, October 23, 2019.
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