Hey everyone. I know I briefly went over this rifle a little bit during the tax free weekend but I figured since the Lyman show is coming up and the gun nuts will be out this weekend I would bring this out and show it off exactly as I got it. As I said before it is a series 10 Nagoya, making it one of the last models of type 99 made, in the 96,000 SN range putting it at the end of the series. The stock is a very late three piece fore stock, which gives the uneducated the idea that it is a duffle cut rifle, which is incorrect. Looking the stock over I now believe that there is no shellac over the finish, rather it has been very lightly sanded as it still has a reddish color to it just not as dark as it should be. Also every screw holding it together has been buggered to some extent but they can easily be replaced with better looking ones to make the rifle at least display a bit better. Apparently this rifle and the modified bayonet were purchased from the same veteran's estate that had been sold to a pawn shop several years ago and whoever had knocked off the rear sight was the one who modified the bayonet's grips into a plexiglass material. The bore is extremely shiny and the action is very smooth for a late war gun so I think it'll make a great shooter though I'll probably still love my mid war transitional arisaka better as it's in way better condition and is a fantastic shooter despite being 70+ years old. This one however is a perfect example of bubba not completely screwing with a good piece, at least not enough to negatively affect the value in a huge way.