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Nambu Type 94

Discussion in 'Handguns: Autoloaders' started by SC_Slowhand, Apr 27, 2013.

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  1. SC_Slowhand

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    I picked up a Japanese WWII Nambu, Type 94, 8 mm pistol, this week at a local gun shop. I’ve been keeping an eye out for one for years. Very rare in LGS and at gun shows they’re way over priced.

    I recognized the first Kanji marks as being from an armory in Japan. Having owned an Arisaka Rifle. It uses a numbering system that shows the year and month of the Sho or Showa Empire, which was Emperor Hirohito's reign. It's a Type 94, which means it was adopted in the year 2594 by the Japanese Calendar.

    The 12 - 11 stamp says that it was produced in November 1937. There is a final inspection mark, followed by the mark of the Nagoya Arsenal and the Company Logo of Chuo Kogyo, who inherited the company after Nambu died. That's on the right side.

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    I going to a gun show this weekend, so if I run into some ammo, it may get a range trip. If that happens I’ll be extra cautious. They’re notorious for not being user friendly.
     
  2. rosewood151

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    That long thin strip in front of the safety is the sear. It is possible to fire the gun by pushing on it.
     
  3. Kiln

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    Wow, they're neat looking guns. Not too pretty but definitely a good conversation piece.

    Quality on Nambu pistols is said to range from acceptable to "fires when the frame is squeezed". Personally I don't know but I wouldn't mind owning one just to have one.
     
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    I'd talk to Tim Sundles about building up a load that could turn your Nambu into a bear gun.:p

    Seriously though, that's a really neat piece of history.
     
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    Nice piece of history, congratulations. In a pistol book I have it is advertised to be the most unsafe service pistol of all time with one in the chamber :eek:. If it was mine I don't think however I could resist to test fire it at the range :D.
     
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