So I got suckered into buying an Arisaka Model 99... Couple of dings in the stock but otherwise OK. Metal buttplate, no bajonet. Chrysanthemum intact as are the anti aircraft wing sights. Being in the gun buying panic that I was I didn't check for matching numbers. But otherwise the gun appears to be intact and unmolested. So far I've figured out it's an early one based on the sights and metal butt plate. I paid $159 including tax.... Any suggestions to narrow down year or factory or value? I realize in the pic the symbol to the right of the serial # is not in the frame.