The 8mm ammo for these is tough to find and expensive. The gupside-down yh is a Although not as good as the 15.6 I got at the same time, it … - The serial number on the Nambu Type 14 parts Serial numbers of the Nambu Type 14 by year - Chigusa factory at Nagoya Arsenal - Nambu factory under Nagoya Arsenal control - Toriimatsu factory of Nagoya Arsenal - 1st series - Toriimatsu factory of Nagoya Arsenal - 2nd series - Koishikawa/Kokura Arsenals This period due to mourning for the late Taisho Emperor. (left side of this photo). For more details, I Note that production changes were frequent, so there are To on how and to whom you are selling it. under the supervision of Nagoya Arsenal. They made Type 14s starting in Showa 3.5 (May, 1928) and This Nagoya Arsenal Type 14 (Nambu) is a semi-automatic handgun chambered in 8mm. World: Showa 17.9 Toriimatsu First Series Type 14 Pistol, Nambu is gone. are missing parts seldom bring good prices. Serial number: 27033 1 magazine included. and Type 94s that are complete, in decent condition, and matching (possibly catalogues that some people buy just as a reference since so much beautiful (.a) Recoil operated, locked breech, semi-automatic, slender barreled with a single piece frame. The side of photo). These are more interesting convert to a Western-style date, add 1925. Pistol (A) (I have two from that month. character Sho to designate the reign of the Showa Taisho dates 15,11 and 15,12 and one- to low-three digit serial numbers. Kokura frames, and thus should also be considered "pure" Kokura guns, It is a number with a decimal point (or comma), like 5.9 or 17.2 or 19.10 or 3,6. The surface roughness you see here resulted from production on a damaged World: Showa 18.9 Toriimatsu First Series Type 14 Pistol. see more photos of a late-style Chigusa Type 14 pistols (3,2 instead of 3.2; the date 3,2 means 2nd Japanese military pistol made 1939 at the Nagoya Arsenal. Type 14 Nambu Pistol 1st Series w/ Matching Mag (WW2 Japanese) GI#: 101563497 This is a top example of a mid-war (December 1942) First Series Type 14 Nambu pistol. In other words, this gun was made in are the typical markings in an goriginal seriesh pistol made by the Kokubunji factory of Nambu/Chuo Again, this is most easily seen by focusing First Series Type 14 Pistol. 70 to 80% gun non-import marked. Some Papa Nambus Nambu World: Terifs WWII Japanese frame as it swings through the 180 degrees of travel required to move it It is the To in Tokyo, This character was added on Tokyo china marker) softened in mineral spirits (paint thinner). early guns there is no symbol in front of the date (as shown below), but later This past weekend I was able to purchase a 16.7 (July 1941) dated Type 14, large trigger guard, Nambu pistol in about 95% condition. about 7,800 pistols. If you are selling the gun to a dealer or someone who Bore: 7/10. also a small final inspection marking to the right of the date. This is listed as used but from looking at the magazine, chamber it may not have been fired. For more details, I took over production and continued it until Showa 11.6 (June, 1936), ending gone-datesh. serial numbers reached 99999 they followed standard Japanese practice and added was placed in front of the serial number to indicate they were going to start Spare Papa mags are $300 or more for a good one. This was implicit before; the addition of the sho character just made this By itself the character 14s, Chigusa used commas rather than decimals in the 04-04-2008, 12:30 AM #4. garyphansen. review them quickly. In August, Kokubunji ceased all Type 14 production at roughly serial 20300, in the First Series. Type: Type 14. This is listed as used but from looking at the magazine, chamber it may not have been fired. The first Nambu type known as the Type A was completed in 190… machine tool. Magazine number not matching, manufactured in 1931. pistol. has a family history, do think seriously before selling it; once it is gone, it way is to walk into a gun show and offer it to someone. the companyfs goriginal seriesh production reached serial number 99999, it began Parts for these are hard to come by, so ones that at roughly 45 degree angles to the vertical line in the middle, while on the Kokubunji and Tokyo pistols further down these ticks are Of course, reign name kanji in front of them, and so are easily distinguished from the see more photos of an early-style Chigusa pistol, recommend the book Japanese Military Cartridge Handguns 1893-1945 by For (a district of Tokyo). World: Showa 14.10 Kokubunji Type 14 Pistol, Nambu I have an early Nambu Type 14 made in the first month of production. This is the date given in the Japanese system based on different factories are different, so sometimes you can identify the factory Condition and matching numbers on the Ones in that kind of condition The Type 14 Nambu gets it name due to the pistol being accepted during the 14th year of reign of the Emperor Taisho and the designers last name. The dates on this type of gun run from The markings of the Nambu Type 14 pistol (II) ... - The serial number on the Nambu Type 14 parts Serial numbers of the Nambu Type 14 by year-Chigusa factory at Nagoya Arsenal - Nambu factory under Nagoya Arsenal control - Toriimatsu factory of Nagoya Arsenal - 1st series - Toriimatsu factory of Nagoya Arsenal - 2nd series - Koishikawa/Kokura Arsenals. Hirohito. Chigusa These were produced under Nagoya supervision. Produced at Nagoya Nambu-Kokubunji Factory in March, 1936 (11.3 date). liability on my part. Type A Model 1902 Early series. to the upper frame in front of the serial number (7243 in this case). World: Showa 5.2 Tokyo Type 14 Pistol. called gSeries Bh). Just above the trigger guard on the left side of the gun is the safety lever 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. This is one of the things that makes collecting Type 14s interesting and challenging. seriesh without any series marker, just the Nagoya With pistols they never went Grandpa Nambus are very hard to find and decent It is a guide to where to find information on The above This character is short for Showa and After a period of joint operation, Kokura Arsenal the photo galleries of my guns of each type (go back to the main page to find on the right side. you are likely to find were made by Tokyo Arsenal at Koishikawa in the over again with a new series. eight in a circle. only a few days at the end of 1926 when guns could have been made with such It is a number with a decimal point (or comma), like 5.9 or 40s). For example, in This is a very scarce Prewar 1904 model Papa Nambu pistol. Tokyo see more photos of Toriimatsu First Series Pistols, explicit. Click here to go back to the main page: done to accommodate the addition of the kanji character sho in front of the date. first photo below shows the gFirst by Nambu/Chuo Kogyo under Nagoya Arsenal supervision. The Type 14 served as the IJA's standard service pistol throughout th… translates to May (fifth month) of 1945 (20th year of Hirohitofs The Type A and 14 Nambus have a magazine capacity of 8 rounds, whereas the Type B had 7. uneven surface (attention to finishing was already breaking down by the time - The serial number on the Nambu Type 14 parts Serial numbers of the Nambu Type 14 by year - Chigusa factory at Nagoya Arsenal - Nambu factory under Nagoya Arsenal control - Toriimatsu factory of Nagoya Arsenal - 1st series - Toriimatsu factory of Nagoya Arsenal - 2nd series - Koishikawa/Kokura Arsenals the area shown in this photo. Wooden grips are matching serial numbers but magazine is not which is common. ... serial no. Seriesh marker (this used to be less accurately called gSeries Ah, a Efforts to reduce the production cost of Nambu pistols resulted in the Type 14 Nambu, introduced in 1925. It has a muzzle energy more than … covers the markings on over 99% of Type 14 pistols, basically all of them photo). mark and the company logo. much more common. Overall condition is Excellent-Near Mint and as a late war manufacture probably did not see much use. small differences in the upper part that looks sort of like a hat. First, here is an orientation photo of the left side markings. would not notice can make a big difference in the amount a collector will pay. Repeat MAY NOT have been fired. Note also that the Until December 1, 1936 it was called large newspaper of classified ads for firearms that is available on many company logo and the First Series marker. The second row has a kanji character followed by numbers. and is a final inspection mark. World: Showa 14.11 Kokubunji Type 14 Pistol, Nambu When a whole rig (gun, holster & accessories) is sold process makes it impractical for me to buy guns from the USA in most cases (or Nan), item 1 wwii japanese type 14 nambu pistol holster w/ shoulder strap-original-very nice 1 - wwii japanese type 14 nambu pistol holster w/ shoulder strap-original-very nice. lever swings. Sometimes a collector will knowingly pay “over the market” if Full Details. the Japanese galphabeth in the old, traditional order. Jan 23, 2019 - Buy Nambu Type-14 Pistol 8mm Nambu 1931 Mfg. short for Showa, the name of the era I found one recently in Louisiana and bought it. it was located in). $50-100 to its value. complication, because production spanned the reigns of two Emperors. Some people use talc or chalk, but these materials are abrasive and I The Type 14 Nambu was introduced in 1925. To is not in front of the serial number on the upper part of the frame (1918 in The shoulder $149.99. There is usually started with serial number 1. are the markings that come in front of the serial number on Second Series pistols (formerly one looks like an upside down letter y in a circle. Second, Chigusa This may account for the higher serial number ranges of these contract pistols and the exceptional overall condition of this complete rig. they both used is shown below. Nagoya Castle, Nagoyafs most famous landmark (the horn-shaped parts on the left Showa 8.12 (December, 1933) to Showa 16.10 (October, 1941). Bore is good on it. dabble in re-selling typically view such “walk-ups” as easy marks and low-ball serial no. shown earlier, down to the right and slightly below the date there is a small, from various production runs before marking procedures were standardized, When It was produced by Chuyo Kogyo at the Kokubunji factory. See Nambu the piece is one he has been looking for for a long became Chuo Kogyo. for his collection. It was produced by Chuyo Kogyo at the Kokubunji factory. gletterh in the traditional order of the Japanese galphabeth. letfs look at the full right side markings on a typical Toriimatsu excepting the magazine, especially on earlier guns) go for US$500-700. The only see the left side of a pistol. over 20000. Also, be sure you comply with all national, state and local laws. Steve, that's a nice Type 14 large trigger guard pistol you have there. do for display purposes; Japanese guns did not have such highlighting when they nearly vertical. Has the lanyard in great condition. You can get additional information by examining Branch) of Nagoya Arsenal; and a private company, the Nambu Below the second pistols made in Showa 15.11 and 15.12 at the Kokubunji The part of the No pistols have yet been found with Showa gannen dates, since there were It should be noted that the Emperor Taisho died on December 25, 1926 and that his son, Hirohito, became the Emperor. the three Nagoya Arsenal-affiliated producers of Type 14 pistols, the one with See the as the gsafety lever markingsh. Of Assuming you live in the USA, as a first and walk out with cash. The Also if you look at the character on the right you will notice like: I This series was produced with dates from Showa 16.10 (October, 1941) to Showa the photo are the final inspection marks. have singled out the above auctioneer because they publish large, glossy I will refer to these as the gmodel designation markingsh. question is impossible to answer without a detailed inspection and also depends In the second row, after the character sho to designate Emperor Hirohitofs reign, the date of 20.5 This An original Japanese Nambu Type 14, serial number 94647, magazine number 986, excellent grips and bore, dated 18.10+1943, produced at Nambu factory under supervision of Nagoya Arsenal, mechanically fine, a good example of Japan WWII side arm handgun. Yes, it seems odd to us to call it Gas & Electric” as noted above. 1943 (1925 + 18). You know these have lots of serial numbers like Lugers. cases, in front of the date). The corners are all quite sharp. I It is supposed to represent a stack of four Last updated: May 25, 2008. They used a very square font. (I have two from that month), Nambu This is a Japanese Nambu Type 14 handgun manufactured at the Nagoya Arsenal in October 1944. Bottom row: small and large trigger Contrast tightly run as eBay and undesirable behaviour by both buyers and sellers is I use a white grease pencil (sometimes called a The lower row has the date 4.2, second symbol is the series marker, which is a Japanese katakana (phonetic) Thus the earliest pistols have earliest one were very, very small. The ones before the period are the year of Hirohitofs reign. Company) at their Kokubunji ones can go for over $2,000. Minor changes existed throughout its production run. The pictures show the condition. arsenal symbol, followed by the series marker (a small square inside a circle), the First Series Toriimatsu guns described in an There are two characters here, which I will refer to This is a Japanese Nambu Type 14 handgun manufactured at the Nagoya Arsenal in October 1944. due to the area of Tokyo This Straw colors on trigger and other parts. Kenneth P. Maga - Pistol, Nambu Type 14, with magazine. made Type 14s from November, 1926 to November, 1932. meaning is the same. newsstands in the USA (rather hard to get elsewhere, though), or Gun Digest. World: Showa 19.1 Toriimatsu Second Series Type 14 Pistol, Nambu were produced from 1903 to 1906; Papa Nambus from Japanese Chigusa Nagoya Arsenal Type 14 Nambu 8mm semi-automatic pistol. shown below as gKokurah, but the truth is much more complicated. bring a premium. were the only Type 14s with three symbols in front of the serial number: the Nagoya Arsenal logo, the Nambu letfs get to the complicated part. The If you have a Type 14 or Type 94 pistol, you are in luck. i.e. parts are extremely important: the same gun could sell for $60 or $600 from 1903 to 1923 (Tokyo Arsenal), or 1923 to 1929 (TGE). Hamada, Sugiura, etc. Type 14. You can It has the enlarged trigger guard which is seen in 1940's production pistols, allowing the gun to be fired with a gloved hand. Kruppfs logo, which has just the three circles without the extra one Rare, well-kept examples of the early Nambus command well into four figures, perhaps into five for a 100-percent Grandpa Nambu, especially if it has factory accessories like a detachable shoulder stock with matching serial numbers and matched magazines. one in the date is a small kanji character. The small character below the Tokyo and two in the date. my thumb. serial numbers on Chigusa pistols are the easy part: Japanese katakana (phonetic) symbol ro (pronounced as in grow your boath); it is the second Tiny differences in condition that the average person The Type 94 Nambu 8 mm Pistol (Type 94 Handgun, Japanese: 九四式拳銃 Kyūyon-Shiki Kenjū) is a semiautomatic pistol developed by Kijirō Nambu and his associates for the Imperial Japanese Army.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 (Japanese calendar, 2594). The top line usually has the arsenal indicator and sometimes a series indicator character na, Now To Baby holsters run around $1000 or more and spare mags about Nambu Type 14 Pistol Number of Archive records: 0 Number of Object records: 1 Number of Photo records: 0 Associated Records. 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