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    Sigh.......

    Was in the gun store today, saw a T-99 Arisaka on the used rack. It was in bad shape, it was missing the magazine follower and spring, and the lower guide rails look like someone had been at them with a hammer.

    Front sight ears were broken, cleaning rod missing.

    As an added bonus, the metal was covered in thick black paint, so thick the rear tangent sight was frozen...

    On the bright side, the stock was an early type and intact. I gave my son the 'bubba' stock for the "Franken-Rifle" I put together for him last year, and this was a chance to get a unmolested stock for it.

    So, negotiating back and forth, I got the rifle for slightly less than I would have paid for a complete stock + shipping from one of the parts places that carries that kind of stuff.

    Brought it home, and started taking it apart.....

    ...and realized I could unscrew the barrel by hand.....So I did.....

    Brought out the acetone, and started removing the paint from the receiver and get a better look at the markings....

    And got that sick feeling after cleaning the markings that it is a Nagoya (Tokyo) Arsenal, Series 0...

    Nagoya was the first factory that made the T-99, and Series 0 makes it the first production run.......

    ...and it has a serial number less than 50k, puts it in the first month or two of production, and dates it before Pearl Harbor...

    I hate you Bubba....
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    another example of too many people just Don't Know WHAT THEY DON'T KNOW. probably never had a clue what he had in his hands. What a loss, especially to a historian and restorer as yourself.

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    So was Bubba with you, if not, what Bubba doesn't know won't hurt him. Can also get that Internet find and give that to him?
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    Quote Originally Posted by AFJuvat View Post
    Was in the gun store today, saw a T-99 Arisaka on the used rack. It was in bad shape, it was missing the magazine follower and spring, and the lower guide rails look like someone had been at them with a hammer.

    Front sight ears were broken, cleaning rod missing.

    As an added bonus, the metal was covered in thick black paint, so thick the rear tangent sight was frozen...

    On the bright side, the stock was an early type and intact. I gave my son the 'bubba' stock for the "Franken-Rifle" I put together for him last year, and this was a chance to get a unmolested stock for it.

    So, negotiating back and forth, I got the rifle for slightly less than I would have paid for a complete stock + shipping from one of the parts places that carries that kind of stuff.

    Brought it home, and started taking it apart.....

    ...and realized I could unscrew the barrel by hand.....So I did.....

    Brought out the acetone, and started removing the paint from the receiver and get a better look at the markings....

    And got that sick feeling after cleaning the markings that it is a Nagoya (Tokyo) Arsenal, Series 0...

    Nagoya was the first factory that made the T-99, and Series 0 makes it the first production run.......

    ...and it has a serial number less than 50k, puts it in the first month or two of production, and dates it before Pearl Harbor...

    I hate you Bubba....
    Oh my, that's a sickening loss of history, on the scale in my book to the destruction of the ancient artifacts those ISIS cockroaches are doing in Syria and other places over the last few years.
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    Well, it wasn't salvagable.

    After going through it and cleaning it all up I determined that the receiver is unsalvagable.

    Looks like someone went at it with a hammer..

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    Looks like the barrel was originally removed with a pipe vise, or perhaps vice grips.

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    Took all of the salvageable parts and smothered them in paint stripper to get the paint off.

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    After taking all of the paint off and rinsing, I decided to blue the parts I was going to put on my son's rifle.

    Cleaned parts soaking in denatured alcohol. I tossed in the receiver to try a few different techniques.

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    After bluing and heating the parts to about 300 degrees F, I put them in an oil bath to soak for about 24 hours.

    Draining from the oil bath.

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    The final results. Changed up the technique a bit, and the parts came out a very deep blue/black. Overall, pretty happy with the result.

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    Wow. Awesome work, sir!

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