Type 30 rifle 6.5×50mmSR Arisaka Type 99 rifle Type 30 bayonet Kijirō Nambu. Following the standard practice of the time, it was adapted from an existing infantry rifle. This is a solid example of an early production Type 97 sniper rifle as manufactured by the Kokura Arsenal. Forgotten Weapons 301,557 views. Taking a page from European battlefield doctrine, the Imperial Japanese Army (IJA) finally moved to adopt a standardized sniper rifle. These rifles include: The Type 30 Long Rifle and Carbine, the Type 35 Rifle, the Type 38 Long Rifle, Short Rifle, and Carbine, the Type 44 Carbine, the Type 97 Sniper Rifle, and the Italian Type I Long Rifle. This came in the form of the Type 38 bolt-action infantry service rifle which, when a 2.5x scope and monopod was added and the stock reduced in weight, became the "Type 97". Below are the markings on rifles in 6.5 Japanese Caliber manufactured from 1897 until the mid 1940's. ... Japanese Type 97 Sniper Rifle - Duration: 8:29. Japanese Type 97 Sniper Rifle and 2.5 Power Scope Description: The rifle serial number is 9433. 1 Description 2 History 2.1 Notes 3 References It had the 6.5x50mm Arisaka Cartridge and it was based on the Type 38 Rifle. Muzzle flash. The Type 97 designation comes from the fact it was adopted in 1937, which was the year 2597 according to the Japanese koki calendar, which is based on the foundation of the Imperial line in 660BC. The scope serial number is 9418. The 2.5x scope is positioned to the left of the bore instead of directly over it. The scope has very good optics for 75 year old piece. The scope needs to be hand fitted to the rifle Mount. Shop for Low Price Japanese Type 97 Sniper Rifle And Nosler Patriot Rifle For Sale . The Type 97 Sniper was a bolt-action rifle used by Japan during the Second World War. The Type 97 is a Japanese sniper rifle used during the Second World War in the Pacific Theater of Operations. 50% (1/1) muzzle blast flash blast. S&T TYPE 97 / ARISAKA TYPE 97 / Airsoft Unboxing Review - Duration: 15:45. is a Japanese bolt-action rifle, based on the Type 38 Rifle. The Type 97 sniper rifle is merely a Type 38 in all dimensions, but with a quick-detachable scope mounted to a rail on the left side of the action. The Type 97 Sniper Rifle is based on the Type 38 rifle. Based upon this rifle, the Type 97 Sniper Rifle was imagined as a suitable sniper rifle to be employed by sharpshooters of the Imperial Japanese Army. Designed in the early 1900's the Arisaka Type 38 rifle was one of the most common bolt action rifles seen in the hands of the Japanese Imperial Army. The Type 97 Sniper Rifle(九七式狙撃銃,Kyū-nana-shiki sogekijū?) There were three other variations of the basic Type 38 6.5x50mm. The Type 97 Sniper Rifle is a Japanese bolt-action rifle, based on the Type 38 rifle. 8:29. These early rifles all exhibited a very high quality level of fit and finish and were some of the best Japanese rifles produced during WWII. 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