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Type 99 Light Machine Gun

Quick Details

  • Caliber: 7.7 Japanese
  • Type: Fully-Automatic
  • Category: Belt-fed/Medium Machine Gun
  • Origin: Japan
  • Capacity: 20-round magazine
20 Rounds

The Type 99 Light Machine Gun was a light machine gun used by the Japanese Imperial forces during World War II. This actual machine gun was brought back to the United States by a US Marine and registered with the US government upon return. The weapon was manufactured in December of 1942 according to the markings on the receiver.

This actual weapon was captured by a Marine during WWII who carved his name and unit markings into the wood buttstock.

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