The smooth wooden finished grip was replaced by a checkered pattern. Good luck on your hunt. The single coil mainspring is positioned around the barrel instead of to the rear of the barrel as found on other Nambu pistols. When I inquired with several collectors to make this appraisal, I was besieged with several offers to buy it. Production of the Type B ceased in 1923, though pistols were assembled from parts as late as 1929. Efforts to reduce the production cost of Nambu pistols resulted in the Type 14 Nambu, introduced in 1925. If you live in Canada and your Japanese handgun or rifle or other gun is legally registered in Canada, I will probably be interested in buying it, so contact me using the e-mail link at the end of the main page.
When the trigger guard is down, the barrel assembly with bolt, striker, etc. See the section on production figures: What is it worth? The above are retail prices when you are selling directly to someone who wants the piece for his collection. They were chambered for the 9x19mm cartridge. We want you, the customer to be fully satisfied with your purchase from us. Also someone let me know what book I should be referencing.
Anyone foolish enough to jam his gun into the holster with a round still in the chamber, with a finger still on the trigger, and with the safety off risks shooting himself or worse, shooting his friend in the knee! A new design was also wanted by the Japanese Army to include a , to prevent unintentional discharges during cleaning that were common among Japanese personnel. The pistol has never been considered tactically important by any modern army and on the ground the Japanese officers preferred to go into battle armed with their traditional swords, some officer's even carrying centuries old family heirloom blades into combat. Well, we are now certainly stepping into the quagmire of what is the correct vocabulary for naming these series. See, this is where the whole issue stems from. Papa Nambus are mostly very beat up. Many pistols were not serialized and no pistols have been reported that bear July 1945 manufacture date.
Almost all other Japanese handguns you are likely to find were made by Tokyo Arsenal at Koishikawa a district of Tokyo. This photo shows the main types of Japanese handguns. The second character, the number 4, indicates the fourth month of the year. Is that now first series or original series? The Type 94 list contains two ranges for the 17. You may contact us by phone during regular business hours… Arizona time.
The Type 14 Nambu was produced by the in either Nagoya's Atsuta or Toriimatsu factories. By November of 1943, the production of Type 14 pistols had reached 99,999 at the Nagoya arsenal of the Toriimatsu factory. I just didn't understand that 1st series wasn't the actual first. Unlike previously designed Nambu pistols, the Type 94 operates with a concealed hammer and with a firing pin rather than a hammer. We could talk the pro's and con's of that all day. Nice pair of baby Nambus. Coinciding with British customs, Japanese army officers were expected to purchase their own side arms.
Yeah, I got the two back in 1997 from GunBroker. Additionally, the process to disassemble the pistol is overly complex and awkward. No pairs close to yours in the old book 3241-3242 are the nearest pair. The ones that bring more are mostly very early and very late guns, although a full discussion of this topic would take a book. The Japanese Army's military outfitting business listed the price of the Type B Nambu at 180 , while a newly commissioned Second Lieutenant's monthly salary was 70 yen.
Papa Nambus had aluminum bottomed magazines with lanyard loops retained in rings. It also lacked a grip safety, a feature of the Type A and B pistols. Whereas today we may consider the grip to be on the skimpy side, bear in mind that the typical Japanese soldier of the era was smaller in stature and the smaller grip would have been considered an asset. The grip panels are made from Mahogany and contain 24 horizontal serrations on the left grip and 25 on the right. Only four unserialized and undated pistols are known to exist and include mismatch parts with no inspection marks, lanyard loops, and extractors. The Type 14 and Type 94 pistols that are some times encountered today in a different finish or are chambered in. The Nambu Type A outwardly resembles the but functionally is more similar to the.
I accept no liability for any damage, injury or death you may cause to anyone or anything while handling a firearm. Next, grip the pistol with your right hand as if you were going to shoot it 2. The pistol utilizes a push button magazine release that is located behind the trigger guard and inside the left grip. Nambu retired from the Army in 1924. My confusion is that serials without prefixes like this exist. Another variant is the Type 94 Nambu, a lighter, more compact 8 mm pistol favored by pilots and tanker crew members.
The safety is a lever on the left side and locks the barrel and barrel extension as well as stopping the sear from moving. The markings indicate that it was produced by the Nambu Rifle Manufacturing Company Nambu Ju Seizosho , as were all of the 71,200 Type 94 pistols, under the supervision of the Nagoya Arsenal. The pistol was considered a badge of rank rather than a fighting weapon and would most likely be used for committing seppuku to avoid capture rather than actual combat against an enemy. I am soooo no trolling or arguing. Instead, the rear cocking device as well as the silhouette of the Nambu was incorporated into one of the most popular.