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    i have a old military rifle with no name all thats on it is the number 9665 it shoots 308 and 7.62 does anyone know anything about this type gun??

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    It can't be all that old. The US accepted 7.62x51mm as its military cartridge in 1956.

    Is your rifle a bolt action rifle? Is it a semi-automatic rifle? How long is the barrel.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Popeye View Post
    It can't be all that old. The US accepted 7.62x51mm as its military cartridge in 1956.

    Is your rifle a bolt action rifle? Is it a semi-automatic rifle? How long is the barrel.

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    hi thanks for the reply yes its a bolt action,yes its semi auto and im not sure on barrel length im at work.i think it has a redford peep sight on it and i have never seen that kinda mark before it holds 4 shots...heres a few pics of it.[Only registered and activated users can see links. ][Only registered and activated users can see links. ][Only registered and activated users can see links. ]

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    You probably shouldn't shoot it any more until you take it to a gunsmith and find out EXACTLY what it is.

    The reason I say that is that it looks, from your pictures, that it may not be a 308, and it may not be a good idea to shoot it if it is or if it isn't. The action appears to be a Japanese Arisaka of some flavor and, to my knowledge, they weren't made in 308. It could be that someone, for reasons I can't understand, used the action to build a 308 sporter.

    I'll say again, without any further explanation which would only cloud the issue; Get it checked out by a gunsmith before you shoot it any more. Doing this could very well get you to post #3.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Alan R McDaniel Jr View Post
    You probably shouldn't shoot it any more until you take it to a gunsmith and find out EXACTLY what it is.

    The reason I say that is that it looks, from your pictures, that it may not be a 308, and it may not be a good idea to shoot it if it is or if it isn't. The action appears to be a Japanese Arisaka of some flavor and, to my knowledge, they weren't made in 308. It could be that someone, for reasons I can't understand, used the action to build a 308 sporter.

    I'll say again, without any further explanation which would only cloud the issue; Get it checked out by a gunsmith before you shoot it any more. Doing this could very well get you to post #3.

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    ok ill do that thanks Alan

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    That rifle is a WWII vintage Japanese Arisaka 99. It has been sporterized. They were originally chambered in 7.7 Jap.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Popeye View Post
    That rifle is a WWII vintage Japanese Arisaka 99. It has been sporterized. They were originally chambered in 7.7 Jap.
    Do they have any kind of value that you know of?

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    I'll give you $10 if you pay the shopping and transfer fees.

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    No real resale value. If you check, you will probably find your rifle is chambered for .30-06 (really, .31-06). This was a common conversion of the 1950s and 1960s.
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    Value is about $50.00 if its in really good condition and still in 7.7 Jap. If its converted to 30.06 probably about $75.00 US.

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