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The Type 97 Sniper Rifle is based on the Type 38 rifle.
The Type 97 designation comes from the fact it was adopted
in 1937, which was the year 2597 according to the Japanese koki calendar,
which is based on the foundation of the Imperial line in 660BC.
Following the standard practice of the time, it was adapted
from an existing infantry rifle in 1937.
The scope was offset to the left, to allow stripper clip
loading. Like other Mauser pattern rifles, it has a five-round box magazine.
This example has a matching bolt, original leather sling, and retails the dust cover.
The chrysanthemum escaped being ground off !!!