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    Default Anyone familiar with the Arisaka Rifle???

    I'm currently restoring a type 99 Japanese Arisaka. There was an aftermarket peep sight installed inwhich the stock was cut away. Does anyone know what type of wood was used on the Arisaka stocks??? I would like to restore with rifle with all original parts/materials if possible.

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    Default Re: Anyone familiar with the Arisaka Rifle???

    The Arisaka stock is made of either beech, walnut, or katsura.

    The finish is something called Urushi, which is derived from the sap of a kind of Sumac tree; the poison-variety sumac. Try to avoid sanding this finish as it may lead to you having a reaction to it, and the airborne dust can give you a poison ivy-like reaction in your throat and lungs.

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    Default Re: Anyone familiar with the Arisaka Rifle???

    My fathers was walnut with some tacky finish. Thanks for the info on what made the finish that way.


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    Default Re: Anyone familiar with the Arisaka Rifle???

    Quote Originally Posted by Tacmanxd View Post
    I'm currently restoring a type 99 Japanese Arisaka. There was an aftermarket peep sight installed inwhich the stock was cut away. Does anyone know what type of wood was used on the Arisaka stocks??? I would like to restore with rifle with all original parts/materials if possible.
    Numrich Arms has replica Japanese stocks for these. If you want an unpatched set to replace yours.
    They cost about $140 for the complete set (stock and hand guard), but, if your desire is military correct, with no "patch work" Then I'd look into a set.
    These are NOT origanal military "take offs", but are replicas. made of teak wood.

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