SN: 71297 'Thirty-First Series' Struck-thru Chrysanthemum.
Japanese military bolt action rifle. Features 25.5" barrel, cleaning rod, 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. Rear band has provision for monopod, no monopod installed. Mum is defaced with two parallel chisel strikes. Bore is very good condition, appears to be hard chrome plated. Retains 85% blued finish, turning brown at bands and rear sight, bare metal on sharp corners, muzzle, moving parts. Screw slots are lightly marred. Wood is good to very good condition, appears original finish, with dings & dents. Butt join shows slight gap all along its length. Bolt numbered "297" on all four major parts.
Condition is Good++