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Discussion in 'The Ask the Pros & What's It Worth? Forum' started by trailguy, Apr 1, 2009.

  1. trailguy

    trailguy New Member

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    Could some one ID this for me? It has Chinese or Japanese markings.
     

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  2. 21bravo

    21bravo New Member

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    unless im wrong its a japanese nambu pistol. produced from 1906 to 1945. chambered in 8x22 nambu.

    the extra large trigger guard was so the shooter could use the pistol without removing his gloves
     
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  3. 21bravo

    21bravo New Member

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    its probably the "type 14" because the "type A" had a circular trigger guard.

    whered ya get that piece??
     
  4. gdmoody

    gdmoody Moderator Supporting Member

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    By golly, I think you are right.

    That one should be worth a couple of bucks, too. Not as much as the other two, though. If those numbers near the lanyard ring are 18.9 then it was built in September of 1943 and is probably worth somewhere between $250 and $550.

    EDIT: If the serial number on the magazine matches then you can add 10% to the base value.
     
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  5. TranterUK

    TranterUK Guest

    Its a Japanese Type 14 Nambu. It was made in the Nagoya Army Ordnance Factory in September 1943 (the 18.9 tells us). They fired a 8mm bottle neck cartridge. The shell holster would have included an extra magazine a cleaning rod and possibly a small compartment for extra cartridges.

    I have fired a couple and the trigger pulls were dreadful, very spongy. Stripping is also a bit of a joke.

    Hope thats of interest.
     
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