Arisaka 有坂銃 Type 99, 7.7 Japanese. Pictured with some ammunition and bayonet. I purchased these from the family of the US veteran that brought them back from the pacific.
There are a lot of misconceptions when it comes to bringback rifles and the “mum” on the receiver. To help clarify things, many rifles came back from the battlefield with their mums ground, Japanese soldiers would do it themselves as it was a disgrace for a rifle with the royal chrysanthemum stamp to fall into enemy hands. This rifle is 100% matching and just as it was picked up from the battlefield. - 6 hours ago