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I got a monopod for my type 99, what is needed to attach it to the lower band?
Thanks in advance
depends what you have. Do you only have the rod? There is a rod, a U bracket springy thing that goes on the back of the lug, the bolt and the nut. I think that's all the parts, if you have the correct monopod front band.
Thank you Guam...sounds like I need the U bracket & the bolt and nut.
LW, what is the series of your rifle? Is the rear band made for a monopod? Are there marks on the forestock, up by the front band, of a monopod being on the rfle at one time.
The wire portion of the monopod should have a pin in the cast base. The pin is driven out far enough the slide the base over the front portion of the rear band, then driven back in. The pod wire base only fits one way. The "U-bracket" GSST speaks of fits in the rear portion of the rear band, with the screw head on the same side as the screw head of the rear band. The "legs" on either side point toward the front of the rifle and are there to help hold the pod in the folded position.
I totally forgot about that pin. Realistically, unless you have a complete original setup and good tools to copy the U bracket, you might as well buy a repro and take the parts you need from that. But you are looking at about $40 for the repro.
Thanks for all the input. The rifle is a series 4 Nagoya with an intact mum. it has many dings around the upper band, so it did at one time have a monopod....at least the current stock did.
Looking in Don Voigt"s excellent book, "The JapaneseType 99 Arisaka Rifle", it says "monopods appear to have been issued through the end of the 4th series and perhaps into the early 5th."
That being said, your rifle should have the correct rear band to mount the monopod.
Nice find! :>)
Thanks again for all your input. Checking the symbols online is how I determined it as a series 4 Nagoya #41340. Any clue as to date of Mfg. ?
Series four were made in the 1st and second quarter of 1943. Since each series goes to 100,000, yours is mid point. (Again from Don Voigt's book)
That's why series is more important than serial number for dating Japanese rifles.
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