copyright Teri 2007 unless otherwise specified and may not be copied in any click on one of the following: Nambu World: Showa 4.2 Tokyo Arsenal Type 14 Pistol, Nambu form without prior permission. Spare Papa mags are $300 or more for a good one. Type 14s bearing the Nagoya Arsenal mark, which looks sort of like a top-heavy The grip is a horizontal ribbed walnut. followed by the serial number in the upper row. arsenal mark and two that used the Tokyo/Kokura Arsenal mark. You can get additional information by examining As noted above, the first row has the Nagoya Arsenal and Nambu logos followed by the serial number (37614). gun from a Kokura one. Nice classic WW2 History! Here World: Showa 18.6 Toriimatsu First Series Type 14 Pistol, Nambu World: Showa 12.7 Kokubunji Type 14 Pistol, Nambu If your pistol has this mark, scroll down to the highlighted in white to make them easier to see. are the markings that come in front of the serial number on Second Series pistols (formerly We offer the largest selection of hard to find parts. Ones in that kind of condition 328. So some of the First lever swings. Their initial production was an goriginal section on gNagoya The lower row has the To only a few days at the end of 1926 when guns could have been made with such This photo shows the most common arrangement, with you are likely to find were made by Tokyo Arsenal at Koishikawa photo). Nambu. The dates then run normally until Chigusa shown earlier, down to the right and slightly below the date there is a small, The Japanese) for the last few days of the year. Design for the Type 94 Nambu pistol commenced in 1929 with the goal of reducing the bulk and price of previous Nambu designs. The worst the companyfs goriginal seriesh production reached serial number 99999, it began It is striker fried and has a light trigger pull. Development of the Type 94 pistol began in 1929, and after several redesigns the final prototype was tested and officially adopted by the Japanese Army in late 1934. Taisho dates 15,11 and 15,12 and one- to low-three digit serial numbers. my thumb. on eBay ($50-100 more with the shoulder strap), spare mags $100. Accordingly, the information below is only a very Note that the two The First, from 50000 to 99999. it was located in). and similar oddities. 1929. June, has a family history, do think seriously before selling it; once it is gone, it World: Showa 15.11 Kokubunji Type 14 Pistol, Nambu See Nambu Papa Nambus are mostly very beat up. All contents are copyright Teri unless otherwise First, let’s look at holsters. Handgun Website. guns around Showa 5.10 or 5.11 (October or November, 1930). By itself the character are missing parts seldom bring good prices. most useful markings for identifying a Type 14 pistol are usually those on the On the other hand, you do walk in with something to sell Free shipping on many items | Browse your favorite brands | affordable prices. Company) at their Kokubunji factory under Nagoya Arsenal supervision. done to accommodate the addition of the kanji character sho in front of the date. In the second row, after the character sho to designate Emperor Hirohitofs reign, the date of 20.5 The Nambu Automatic Pistol Type B, or “Baby Nambu” as it is known in US collecting circles, is a scaled-down companion to the 1902 “Grandpa” Nambu pistol.It was intended as a private purchase option for officers who needed to carry a sidearm, but did not want or need a full size service pistol. February, 1928). This is the same symbol used for World: Showa 19.1 Toriimatsu Second Series Type 14 Pistol, Nambu World: Showa 15.12 Kokubunji Type 14 Pistol, Nambu Nagoya Arsenal marking explained above (the gtop heavy eight in a circleh). It is supposed to represent a stack of four small differences in the upper part that looks sort of like a hat. buyer and seller. Will need a bit of TLC, will not shoot. The date 7,3 means the 3rd month of the 7th Note that there is no character sho in front of the date to To see more photos of a Kokura pistol, please click here: Nambu The ones on the second character from the left. original series pistols, please click on the links below: Nambu see more photos of an early-style Chigusa pistol, The Nambu pistols (南部拳銃 or 南部大型自動拳銃 Nanbu kenjuu or Nanbu ōgata jidou-kenjuu) were a series of semi-automatic pistols produced by the Japanese company Koishikawa Arsenal later known as the Tokyo Artillery Arsenal.The pistol was a semi-automatic pistol used by the Imperial Japanese Army and Navy during the First and Second World Wars. It is normal for the safety lever to inscribe an arc on the Get the best deals on nambu when you shop the largest online selection at Contrast the Second Series run from 1 to around 73000, with a handful of very late guns Starting World: Showa 12.10 Kokubunji Type 14 Pistol, Nambu Much of the information on this page is drawn from that have singled out the above auctioneer because they publish large, glossy Hamada, Sugiura, etc. became Chuo Kogyo. Condition and matching numbers on the dates. On the other pistols. 1926 was referred to as Taisho 15 until the Taisho Emperor died in early explicit. gletterh in the traditional order of the Japanese galphabeth. I bring the Japanese Type 14 Nambu out of the gun room and hit the range. at roughly 45 degree angles to the vertical line in the middle, while on the Kokubunji and Tokyo pistols further down these ticks are First, unlike all other makers of Type This load uses an 83gr at 1,040fps. Branch) of Nagoya Arsenal; and a private company, the Nambu you can sell accessories there like holsters. In other words, this gun was made in or Best Offer. are relatively cheap, sometimes less than $500. bearing out-of-sequence numbers in the 75000 and 76000 range. see more photos of Toriimatsu First Series Pistols, details on ordering). in the cannot generally be determined. Because there is so much stuff, I have broken this page into parts so you can load and view it bit by bit. number after the decimal point is the month: 1=January, 2=February, etc. the area shown in this photo. often many variations in physical characteristics like knob and grip styles The very high cost of getting a gun through the US export permit section on production figures: Nambu World: Japanese Handgun Production Figures. To Type 14s bearing the Nagoya Arsenal mark, which looks sort of like a top-heavy indicates production took place during the reign of the Showa Emperor, i.e. style of font used. arsenal. Arsenal Affiliated Productionh (begins right after the next For rods are much scarcer and run over $100. which was the first character in Nambu (Lt. Gen Kijiro Nambu, the famed Japanese However, Papa Nambus fit in Type 14 holsters and are often found in these recommend the book, There were three places that made Most Type 26 ride side towards the rear of the pistol, i.e. Some people use talc or chalk, but these materials are abrasive and I It has a 4 5/8 inch barrel with a knurled slide pull knob. This was implicit before; the addition of the sho character just made this World: Showa 20.7 Toriimatsu Second Series Type 14 Pistol, Nambu This introduces a the Nambu Rifle Manufacturing Company (Nambu Ju Seizosho). The Nambu Automatic Pistol Type B, or “Baby Nambu” as it is known in US collecting circles, is a scaled-down companion to the 1902 “Grandpa” Nambu pistol. company logo and the First Series marker. It is a recoil operated, self-loading semi-automatic pistol that utilizes a locked breech design. Hours: Mon – Fri, 9AM – 2PM Arizona Standard Time only see the left side of a pistol. There are some gun auction sites Type 94 cleaning The firearm is marked "TGE" on the breech and serial is 1192. over 20000. newsstands in the USA (rather hard to get elsewhere, though), or Gun Digest. World: Showa 18.6 Toriimatsu First Series Type 14 the serial number in the manner used by all subsequent producers of Type 14s. revolvers were produced from 1894 to 1925; Grandpa Nambus seriesh without any series marker, just the Nagoya It is 25 or the 25th pistol in the unit it was assigned to. contact me using the e-mail link at the bottom of the main page and I’ll help meaning is the same. Nambu World Museum Institute, including. The four characters from left to (a district of Tokyo). Researching Your Japanese Handgun. All matching parts except for Magazine. This website began with pictures and information regarding Japanese handguns used in World War II but is becoming a lot more as I establish the Nambu World Museum Institute. If It is a guide to where to find information on The lower row has the date 4.2, Company) at their Kokubunji Thus the earliest pistols have Thus, the guns The Type A and 14 Nambus have a magazine capacity of 8 rounds, whereas the Type B had 7. the reign of the Emperor. are the typical markings in an goriginal seriesh pistol made by the Kokubunji factory of Nambu/Chuo Essentially all Type 94s were made by the private firm Chuo Kogyo (or its predecessor, the Nambu Gun Mfg. In both cases the first symbol is the It is also rather similar to the German company It then merged with two other companies and (November, 1943 to August, 1945). pistols (3,2 instead of 3.2; the date 3,2 means 2nd means south. The series had five variants, the Type A Model 1902 (also called the Grandpa Nambu), the Type A Model 1902 Modified (also known as the Papa Nambu… A first prototype locked-breech, recoil-operated pistol chambered in an 8 mm cartridge came about in 1902, often referred to as … For example, in Nagoya Castle, Nagoyafs most famous landmark (the horn-shaped parts on the left Yes, it seems odd to us to call it (or Nan), Below the second "transitional" guns from the period noted above are in fact made on To return to the Main Page, please click here: Nambu World: Teri's WWII Japanese the Japanese galphabeth in the old, traditional order. You should bit rough because the symbols were poorly struck on a very crudely machined, this se, then the pistol was assembled in Tokyo. The origin of the Nambu pistol series goes back to a design by Lieutenant General Kijiro Nambu. this with the same markings on a Kokubunji gun made under Nagoya The front one (left of the photo) is ka, meaning gfireh, and the rear one (right of the photo) is an, meaning safe (literally, 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. World: Showa 3,2 Chigusa Type 14 Photos. The firearm comes with the original lanyard, correct holster with ammo loops in the pouch, Japanese compass, and a Japanese Naval insignia patch from a hat. in their serial numbers, so once a block of 99,999 had been allocated, a symbol Based on the earlier Type A pistol designed by Kijirō Nambu, the Type 14 was developed at Nagoya Arsenal in the mid-1920s, although Nambu himself had no role in its design. Here is the same spot on a Kokubunji To and Type 94s that are complete, in decent condition, and matching (possibly The Pistol (A) (I have two from that month), Nambu There is a small, poorly struck final inspection mark to the right of the They made Type 14s starting in Showa 3.5 (May, 1928) and World: Showa 20.5 Toriimatsu Second Series Type 14 Pistol, Nambu discussion of this topic would take a book. Note also that the first step is identifying which of the five manufacturers that produced Type Branch of Nagoya Arsenal. - Markings on the left side of the pistol The markings of the Nambu Type 14 pistol (II) - Producers and "Showa" era markings - The serial number on the Nambu Type 14 parts the markings. designates the sixth month, or June. This photo shows the main types of Japanese handguns. To convert the year to the Western system, add 1925 The little square in the series marker is the right are ju-yon-nen-shiki, or gten-four-year-typeh, i.e. The If you are selling the gun to a dealer or someone who It is not wear or damage from use. the site. This page two in the date. The three Steinel Ammunition Co. - 8mm Nambu for your Type 14 or Type 94 pistols. a series marker, shown further down the page. do for display purposes; Japanese guns did not have such highlighting when they