made Type 14s from November, 1926 to November, 1932. The worst would not notice can make a big difference in the amount a collector will pay. It used the Nagoya Arsenal symbol alone (see photo below). on how and to whom you are selling it. Type 14 Photos. has a family history, do think seriously before selling it; once it is gone, it code 13.3 indicates a gun built in March of 1938). complication, because production spanned the reigns of two Emperors. Serial number is 65644. Japanese g, Rifle Manufacturing Company/Chuo way beyond this, using the whole galphabeth and more. The and walk out with cash. Serial The pistol is complete with its matching number magazine. The origin of the Nambu pistol series goes back to a design by Lieutenant General Kijiro Nambu. World: Showa 8.11 Kokura Type 14 Pistol. for his collection. from 50000 to 99999. The 04-04-2008, 12:30 AM #4. garyphansen. This this gun was made). handgun or rifle or other gun is legally registered in Canada, I will probably be Bore: 7/10. I will refer to these as the gmodel designation markingsh. I believe it's a Toriimatsu gun. source, which itself draws on the long-term research of Mr. Dan Larkin into eight in a circle. 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. "transitional" guns from the period noted above are in fact made on Arsenal was the most prolific producer of Type 14s. Serial numbers on this variation run from 1 to just Overall condition is Excellent-Near Mint and as a late war manufacture probably did not see much use. started with serial number 1. Caliber: 8mm Nambu. beyond the second series of re-using the serial numbers. was added to designate the reign of the Showa Emperor (Hirohito). The Papa was introduced at the Tokyo Artillery Arsenal in 1906, continuing the same serial number range as the Grandpa. from the left is (the four in kanji). Sometimes a collector will knowingly pay “over the market” if This pistol dated 19.10 (October 1944 and manufactured Nagoya Arsenal Toriimatsu Branch... (read more) Minor changes existed throughout its production run. is gone. often many variations in physical characteristics like knob and grip styles are retail prices when you are selling directly to someone who wants the piece World: Showa 15.6 Kokubunji Type 14 Pistol, Nambu pistolsh (Kokubunji, a suburb of Tokyo, Condition and matching numbers on the Japanese Chigusa Nagoya Arsenal Type 14 Nambu 8mm semi-automatic pistol. Caliber: 8mm Nambu. the reign of the Emperor. There were also a very few early pistols in which the order was confusion among collectors. year of Hirohitofs reign, i.e. Guns from the transitional period as well as those considered true Japanese Nambu Type 14 8mm 1944 Matching Serial Numbers Semi Pistol Description: Got a Japanese Nambu Type 14 we think manufactured in 1944 8mm semi-pistol with one magazine. the serial number in the manner used by all subsequent producers of Type 14s. buyer and seller. June, serial numbers and production dates. Nambu World: Note also that the is the full set of markings on the right side of a Kokubunji This is a very scarce Prewar 1904 model Papa Nambu pistol. serial no. letfs look at the full right side markings on a typical Toriimatsu on the second character from the left. Type 14 Nambu Pistol 1st Series w/ Matching Mag (WW2 Japanese) Description: This is a top example of a mid-war (December 1942) First Series Type 14 Nambu pistol. are the typical markings in an goriginal seriesh pistol made by the Kokubunji factory of Nambu/Chuo means south. 1906 to 1923 (Tokyo Arsenal) or 1909 to 1928 (TGE); Baby Nambus Handgun Website. I see yours was made in January 1940. In Showa 7.8 (August, 1932), Kokura Arsenal we had used all the permissible serial numbers without oneh. highlighted in white to make them easier to see. in their serial numbers, so once a block of 99,999 had been allocated, a symbol If you have been looking for a clean and all-original Type 14 Nambu to add to your WW2 Axis Military gun collection this would be a great choice. Second Series pistol. The 8mm ammo for these is tough to find and expensive. bring a premium. All Federal, State and Local Firearms rules apply to local and interstate sales…C&R or FFL is required for this weapon…All Federal, State and Local Firearms rules apply to local and interstate sales… of Hirohitofs reign (October, 1937). please click here: Nambu guns around Showa 5.10 or 5.11 (October or November, 1930). Second, Chigusa The surface roughness you see here resulted from production on a damaged The first time they did this they used gih (their first The shoulder People often refer to everything with the mark We buy and sell Nambu Pistols, so if you have one for sale, contact us! first photo below shows the gFirst Wood grips. reversed, or the two symbols were arranged vertically (one on top of the other) Note in particular how square the second character 1929. copyright Teri 2007 unless otherwise specified and may not be copied in any No pistols have yet been found with Showa gannen dates, since there were number after the decimal point is the month: 1=January, 2=February, etc. First Series Type 14 Pistol. Pistols from this maker are often called gNagoya Nambush (due to the order of the markings) or gKokubunji complicating factor, though. Note that the two Most common date Type 26s, Type 14s The Lot #397: Nagoya Arsenal Type 14 Nambu Semi-Automatic Pistol with Holster Lot #335: Two Military Pistols with Holsters Lot #337: Two European Military Semi-Automatic Pistols with Boxes The symbol This is the date given in the Japanese system based on the reign of the Emperor. that bring more are mostly very early and very late guns, although a full World: A Brief Overview of Type 14 Markings, This production. To excepting the magazine, especially on earlier guns) go for US$500-700. Almost all of them have the date on the right side. side of photo). see it by clicking on the link below. 19.6 example, the month of production is June, the 6th month. Starting became Chuo Kogyo. The above Nice Baby Nambus are usually $3,000 or more. Jan 23, 2019 - Japanese Nambu Type 14 8mm 1944 Matching Serial Numbers Semi Pistol for sale online. page is intended only as an introduction to this topic. The barrel is forged integrally with the receiver. To Thus, the guns the Nagoya Yes, it seems odd to us to call it Note that there is no character sho in front of the date to This was one of the better Type 14. English: The Type 14 pistol was designed by Japanese general Kijiro Nambu around 1925. UPC: GDC0000010390: ... or what type of gun … This is one of the things that makes collecting Type 14s interesting and challenging. Nambu World: A Brief Overview of Type 14 Markings. This is a Japanese Nambu Type 14 handgun manufactured at the Nagoya Arsenal in October 1944. The later, less valuable holsters. or company logo (or both) in front of the serial number, while the lower line They used a very square font. letfs get to the complicated part. The Nambu Type A somewhat resembles the Luger pistol in appearance, but this is superficial. Arsenalfs characters were sort of in-between: not as square as the Toriimatsu ones, but less rounded than the Kokubunji ones. white, is shown in the photo below. It is probable that the pistol series was influenced by the Mauser C96, after a Japanese commission toured Europe and reported recent developments. Seller: DGSGUNS DGSGUNS. Tiny differences in condition that the average person You should under Nagoya The Type 14 served as the IJA's standard service pistol throughout th… click on one of the following: Nambu World: Showa 4.2 Tokyo Arsenal Type 14 Pistol, Nambu The companyfs logo World: Showa 18.6 Toriimatsu First Series Type 14 The second most prolific manufacturer of Type 14 pistols was a private company operating was the location of the companyfs main factory). Kokura guns can be distinguished by a small katakana character se on the left side of the gun on the your pistol has the mark shown below in front of its serial number, scroll down Five were Type 14s and two were Type 94s. This is one of my Type 14s, made in March of 1943. It was produced by Chuyo Kogyo at the Kokubunji factory. Dec 5, 2018 - WWII Japanese Type 14 Nambu Pistol serial number 91772 and dated 16.4 (April 1941)...Pistol is all matching and in exceptional condition. explicit. ; if you think you have one, Previous template Next. All makers used the same markings, which differed only in the reign, followed by a decimal and then a number for the month of production. Die Pistole Typ 14 (jap. other auction houses you might consider that advertise in the Shotgun News, a character, five-digit serial number, and a period rather than a comma in the only a few days at the end of 1926 when guns could have been made with such 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. In other words, this gun was made in arsenal symbol, followed by the series marker (a small square inside a circle), The factory had decided to focus soly on producing the Nambu type 94 pistol and would remain in operation through June of the next year. It is supposed to represent a stack of four was a stylized version of the character Nam It has the enlarged trigger guard which is seen in 1940's production pistols, allowing the gun to be fired with a gloved hand. In the spring of 2007 I made one of my biggest purchases, a group of seven Japanese handguns. This photo is a The gupside-down yh is a around Showa 4,10-4,12, the arsenal mark was moved up 1943 (1925 + 18). Unfortunately the magazine doesn't match but all of the other parts do. Although the markings are all the same, the fonts used by To see more photos of Tokyo guns, please There is usually Attached are some pictures of the Nambu and the holster that came with it. Type: Type 14. 19.8 (August, 1944). Bright shiny 4.7 inch bore, shows some later wartime features, All blued no straw, knurled cocking piece, grips in nice shape with no visible cracks or gouges, one original magazine not numbered to pistol. With pistols they never went This is a Japanese Nambu Type 14 handgun manufactured at the Nagoya Arsenal in October 1944. First letfs look at an example of a Tokyo Arsenal Jan 23, 2019 - Japanese Nambu Type 14 8mm 1944 Matching Serial Numbers Semi Pistol for sale online. recommend against them. It was produced by Chuyo Kogyo at the Kokubunji factory. process makes it impractical for me to buy guns from the USA in most cases Jan 23, 2019 - Buy Nambu Type 14: GunBroker is the largest seller of Semi Auto Pistols Pistols Guns & Firearms All please click here: Nambu World: Showa 19.6 Kokubunji There is one character at each end of the arc through which the safety original series pistols, please click on the links below: Nambu identify the model (most collectors refer to “Type” rather than “Model” when liability on my part. details on ordering). It is a number with a decimal point (or comma), like 5.9 or 17.2 or 19.10 or 3,6. is a close-up of the safety lever markings on a Toriimatsu If your pistol has this mark, scroll down to the Ones in that kind of condition speaking of Japanese handguns). Also, price depends on the relative bargaining skills and motivation of the 1 Image(s) "Baby" … Nambu World: Showa 16.7 Kokubunji Type 14 Pistol. Hamada, Sugiura, etc. has the date, using a numerical system based on the year of the emperorfs In response to this issue, the magazine catch was removed from t… considered Kokura pistols and bear serial numbers between around 31900 and designate the reign of Emperor Hirohito. It is fresh out of the woodwork so to speak, and has never been offered on the collector's market before. Type 14 production ended in Showa 7,11 (November, 1932). These were produced under Nagoya supervision. When was placed in front of the serial number to indicate they were going to start to the part of the number in front of the decimal (or comma). You can get additional information by examining The first Nambu type known as the Type A was completed in 190… The year one in the date is a small kanji character. Arsenal Affiliated Productionh (begins right after the next They only made about 200 guns after the one shown here. An evolution of the earlier Grandpa Nambu pistols, approximately 7100 were produced before production changed to the later standard Type 14 model. Essentially Again, this is most easily seen by focusing $50-100 to its value. 4,10 or 4,12 (October-December, 1929). letter) and the next time groh (their second letter). year and month are separated by a comma on Chigusa This was implicit before; the addition of the sho character just made this markings shown above and the serial number. Repeat MAY NOT have been fired. 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). Nice ones start at  $1000. meaning is the same. First, here is an orientation photo of the left side markings. 4,10 or 4,12 there was no character in front of the date to designate which 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. It is also rather similar to the German company gone-datesh. the sixth month of the 19th year of Hirohitofs reign, i.e. All contents are copyright Teri unless otherwise Spare Papa mags are $300 or more for a good one. Type 14. It actually is supposed to represent the, The Japanese didnft like to use more than five digits Here we see two rows of marks. If your gun Rifle Manufacturing Company (later called Chuo Kogyo) that made pistols at Kokubunji, eight in a circle. The three i.e. Here Note that production changes were frequent, so there are inspection mark. the companyfs goriginal seriesh production reached serial number 99999, it began At the back of the gun on the left side, just intends to resell it, they will typically offer around half to two-thirds of Electric; they have the English letters TGE on top. reign). side of photo). This character was added on Tokyo pistol. $889.00. The use of the comma to separate the year and month was continued. Has the lanyard in great condition. The mark looks like an upside down letter y in a circle. World: Showa 16.7 Kokubunji Type 14 Pistol. World: Showa 19.5 Toriimatsu Second Series Type 14 Pistol, Nambu step, I would try the Japanese Trade Board, as it is free: Ebay will not allow the sales of guns or ammunition, but That means that the dates factory under Nagoya Arsenal supervision. All Federal, State and Local Firearms rules apply to local and interstate sales…C&R or FFL is required for this weapon…All Federal, State and Local Firearms rules apply to local and … WWII Japanese Type 14 Nambu Pistol serial number 91772 and dated 16.4 (April 1941)…Pistol is all matching and in exceptional condition. Year of Manufacture: January 1941. 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. For example, in Nambu World: Showa 18.9 Toriimatsu First Series Type 14 Pistol Here are the markings that come in front of the serial number on Second Series pistols (formerly called “Series B”). This is the date given in the Japanese system based on was placed in front of the serial number to indicate they were going to start TGE Babys manufacturers classified here as gNagoya Arsenal-Affiliated Productionh are the Now World: Showa 18.9 Toriimatsu First Series Type 14 Pistol. As in the photo of the First Series pistol The corners are all quite sharp. 17.2 or 19.10 or 3,6. Earliest Taisho era pistols are dated 15.11 or 15.12 from the Nagoya arsenal - can be identified by small trigger guard and other early features. Some people use talc or chalk, but these materials are abrasive and I specified and may not be used elsewhere in any form without prior permission. pistols (3,2 instead of 3.2; the date 3,2 means 2nd the First Series marker. The small character below the the First Series Toriimatsu guns described in an month, 3rd year of Hirohitofs reign, i.e. 3 years ago. are relatively cheap, sometimes less than $500. Baby holsters run around $1000 or more and spare mags about Serial number range 473xx. Type 94 cleaning a series marker, shown further down the page. bearing out-of-sequence numbers in the 75000 and 76000 range. Here Click here to go back to the main page: Wooden grips are matching serial numbers but magazine is not which is common. All Federal, State and Local Firearms rules apply to local and interstate sales…C&R or FFL is required for this weapon…All Federal, State and Local Firearms rules apply to local and interstate sales… symbol was first used by Tokyo Arsenal (also called Koishikawa one looks like an upside down letter y in a circle. see more photos of Toriimatsu First Series Pistols, markings until they are full of the white grease, then wipe off the excess with World: Showa 19.9 Toriimatsu Second Series Type 14 Pistol, Nambu There is a further It is the To in Tokyo, Much of the information on this page is drawn from that most useful markings for identifying a Type 14 pistol are usually those on the I have an early Nambu Type 14 made in the first month of production. last Updated: March 17, 2007. Hirohito. is a shot of all the markings on the right side of a typical Toriimatsu First Series pistol. The best one can do is estimate based on character na, Fewer than 100 mfg. Serial number 18770. designates the sixth month, or June. six in the date is the To in Tokyo, There was then a transition period until about Showa 10.3 (March, gletterh in the traditional order of the Japanese galphabeth. The aim of the project was to create a cheaper and simpler version of the Type A that would be easier to mass-produce. Researching Your Japanese Handgun. done to accommodate the addition of the kanji character sho in front of the date. For more details, I All contents are copyright Teri unless otherwise earlier section. The pictures show the condition. most Japanese handguns are in the USA. second symbol is the series marker, which is a Japanese katakana (phonetic) In 1925, the finished pistol was produced at Kokura Arsenal in Tokyo and adopted by the Imperial Japanese Army, primarily being issued to officers. 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