Tanaka Arisaka Rifle Type 99 (Version 2 – Steel Finish – Gas Powered)
The “Type 99 short rifle” Arisaka was the primary Japanese battle rifle during WW2. The Type 99 was the successor of the Type 38. It is shorter than the Type 38 and has a caliber of 7.7 mm instead of the 6.5 mm used by the Type 38. It never fully replaced the Type 38 though and both rifles were used throughout the war. The Type 99 was an excellent bolt action rifle that could compete with the best designs of its time. This changed as the war progressed and the manufacturing quality deteriorated. Near wars end the so called “last ditch” rifles were of low quality and often dangerous to use.
Tanaka Works made a fantastic gas powered airsoft replica of this classic Japanese rifle. Built quality is outstanding, constructed almost entirely of super high quality wood parts and metal. Nothing rattles, nothing wobbles, simply perfect! The gas is housed in the magazine. Tanakas Type 99 is a powerful and playable airsoft bolt action gas rifle, not a wall hanger like many other WW2 airsoft guns. Performance even with standard gas is superb, it will shoot about ~460FPS using 134a!