The Arisaka family of bolt action rifles were a series of Japanese weapons designed by Colonel Nariakira Arisaka. They were the standard weapons of the Japanese Empire from 1898 to 1945. The Arisaka rifles were derived in part from the German Mauser, especially the 5-round internal magazine fed by a stripper clip. The most common versions were the 6.5x50mm Type 38 long rifle and 7.7x58mm Type 99 short rifle. Less common but notable variants are the folding-bayonet Type 44 carbine and Type 97 sniper rifle (both derived from the Type 38), and the Type 2 paratrooper rifle (based on the Type 99). Arisaka rifles were marked with the Imperial Seal of Japan (a Chrysanthemum), designating them as the property of the Emperor.