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Old 02-09-2014, 04:02 PM
.Steve. .Steve. is offline
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Default Jap 7.7 or 1903A3?

Which is a better deal of the moment?

Jap 7.7 rifle, matching, mum ground, no mono-pod, has anti-aircraft wings, has rod, average rough condition, bore black, $250.

Rem1903A3, modern very good or less, decent bore, $550.

Don't need either, never had a Jap rifle, never shoot the 03A3 I have. Both out of my auto loader area of interest.

Advice welcome. Wife says I am certifiable. (:>)

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Old 02-09-2014, 04:09 PM
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03a3,jap ammo is expensive and limited supply
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Old 02-09-2014, 04:34 PM
brandx70 brandx70 is online now
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1903a3, for sure. That's an average price for a ground mum arisaka, especially with a dark bore. Good price for an 03, and it will only go up in value.
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Old 02-09-2014, 05:03 PM
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+1 on the 03A3. The Japanese Type 99 is a fine rifle if you reload and are fun to shoot, but the 03A3 is in my opinion a much better rifle and more shooter friendly with the peep sight.


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Old 02-09-2014, 05:49 PM
ceresco ceresco is offline
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Chrome bores on Jap 7.7mm--very seldom see a bad one??? No comparison with a A3. Only buy the Jap rifle .....if you want a Jap rifle. Good Shooting......
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Old 02-09-2014, 09:00 PM
BR549 BR549 is offline
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I have both and the type99 is packed way back in the safe, while the 03a3 is in front ready to go to the range. By the way 550 is a decent price on a 03a3.
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Old 02-09-2014, 09:42 PM
colemanw colemanw is offline
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You buy the Jap, I'll buy the 03A3
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Old 02-09-2014, 10:05 PM
Calif-Steve Calif-Steve is offline
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Black bore? On chrome plating?
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Old 02-09-2014, 11:03 PM
glassmountains glassmountains is offline
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Not all bores were chromed.
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Old 02-10-2014, 03:35 PM
howardhughes howardhughes is offline
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Sgt Yashamoto Heraheato say buy GI issue 1903a3 if in good shape. They no Makie much ammo for the 7.7 or 6.5 Jap...oh ....so sorry....Japanese 7.7 and 6.5mm... I watchie American GI hit Japanese GI at 500 meters with 1903a3....no shootie likie that with Honorable japan issue rifle. Go buy it chop chop.
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