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I just bought a type99 arisaka and had a question. When the bolt is in the rifle locked after pulling the trigger. There is a little back and forth movement of the bolt. If you "cock it" Like then the gun is ready to fire all the play is gone. (Im thinking its the spring pressure on the lug). You pull the trigger and the play is back. Im talking a few thousandths probably less than .010 play. This is without a bullet in the chamber, I cant check with a round in the chamber because I dont have any ammo for it right now.
Im sure I will be told to take it to a gun smith to have it headspace, which I probably will if I ever decide to shoot the thing. But for now, Im just trying to see if this is normal on a arisaka. Thanks.jim
 

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There is a little play in mine as you described. And yes it disappears when cocked. I have never shot the thing, never inspired me to give it a try. Not like my Nagants.
 

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the trigger keeps pressure on the bolt throught the firing pin and spring. when you fire that tension is no longer transmitted to the sear and the "slack" appears. Its apparent on most bolt actions.
 

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Okay, thanks. I just refinished the stock, waiting for the stain to dry. then im going to shellac it. Since the stocks been cut off in front of the rear band I figure I cant make it worth any less money and someone carved a initial in the stock (english) so I sanded the letters off too. Probably going to bid on the antiaircraft wings and call it good for now. In the future I'll try to find a correct stock, then I'll need the end cap for it too. jim
 

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Mine is complete with all the parts and pieces with a nice bore. I bought it back in the early 90's when I lived in New Mexico. Enjoy shooting it.
 

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thanks! I like the battle field look but someone carved 2 letters in english on the side, fortunately it wasnt that deep so it sanded out pretty easy. the letters were about 1" wide 2" tall and 1/4" thick, jim
 

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so heres the question. I just got back from buying ANOTHER arisaka this morning. My reasoning (to justify to myself) if the first one I would have to buy another stock, the first one doesnt have matching numbers. or AA wings. By the time I find all the parts its still not matching.
Well there was one listed locally for 200 bucks. turns out the mums gone, but all the numbers match, has the mono pod lug, bayonet lug etc and the stock isnt cut.
So do I keep both? I had a last ditch long rifle I sold last year, made a couple bucks but then regretted it. Now I have a matching numbers rifle and a mismatch. Sell the mismatch and use the money to buy the AA wings, mono pad, bayonet and dust cover?
Or just keep both.......jim
 
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