SN: 64373 'Fourth Series' Defaced Chrysanthemum.
Japanese military bolt action rifle. Features 25.5" barrel, bayonet lug, blade front sight with protector ears, peep rear sight with elevation ladder & anti-aircraft wings, hinged floorplate, manual safety, side mounted sling swivels, straight bolt handle, monopod. Cleaning rod absent. Mum has been defaced with stamp marks, appears to have been partially ground off, restoration attempted, with result that Mum petals appear to have odd angles. Bore is very good condition, appears to be hard chrome plated. Retains 70% blued finish turning brown in many areas, patina or thin light rust on bands & sights & action, bare metal showing on sharp edges & moving parts. Rust and light pitting on buttplate. Screw heads show marring. Wood is good serviceable condition, refinished, with staining and what appears to be repairs at wrist, numerous small dings and dents. Butt join is good. All four major bolt parts marked "373"
Condition is Good as refinished