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earlier section. in their serial numbers, so once a block of 99,999 had been allocated, a symbol First, unlike all other makers of Type Kogyo under the supervision of the Nagoya side of photo). The Guns made from Showa 10.4 to Showa 11.6 (April, 1935 to June, 1936) are (or Nan), on eBay ($50-100 more with the shoulder strap), spare mags $100. The first time they did this they used gih (their first The first Nambu type known as the Type A was completed in 190… 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. Showa 8.12 (December, 1933) to Showa 16.10 (October, 1941). The like: I Also, price depends on the relative bargaining skills and motivation of the The serial numbers on the magazine, grip on bolt are non-matching. please click here: Nambu Production of the Type A Nambu ceased as of 1923, as the Type 14 was both cheaper, and more effective. best selling in pistol. letfs look at the full right side markings on a typical Toriimatsu Bottom row: small and large trigger This World: Showa 19.1 Toriimatsu Second Series Type 14 Pistol, Nambu People often refer to everything with the mark Some Papa Nambus Serial Number: 88906. cannonballs viewed from above. I have an early Nambu Type 14 made in the first month of production. However, Papa Nambus fit in Type 14 holsters and are often found in these letter) and the next time groh (their second letter). 70 to 80% gun non-import marked. Japanese g, Rifle Manufacturing Company/Chuo June, reign, followed by a decimal and then a number for the month of production. also a small final inspection marking to the right of the date. Of details on ordering). The dates are more complicated. You can get additional information by examining 1 Image(s) "Baby" … The number after the period is the month, so the six World: Showa 17.9 Toriimatsu First Series Type 14 Pistol, Nambu source, which itself draws on the long-term research of Mr. Dan Larkin into Kogyo Production at. To we had used all the permissible serial numbers without oneh. World: Showa 7,3 Chigusa Produced at Nagoya Nambu-Kokubunji Factory in March, 1936 (11.3 date). during which Emperor Hirohito reigned. Of course, company made two series of pistols. 188 n 259. You can Showa 16.12 to Showa 18.11 (December, 1941 to November, 1943). This area, with the little character se in Serial number 18770. The grips are wood with horizontal grooves. you are likely to find were made by Tokyo Arsenal at Koishikawa Also, be sure you comply with all national, state and local laws. There were also a very few early pistols in which the order was followed by the serial number. for his collection. This is a beautiful example of an all original Japanese Grandpa Nambu rig complete with matching pistol, magazine and original matching serialized combination shoulder stock/holster. World: Showa 12.7 Kokubunji Type 14 Pistol, Nambu The small character below the Arsenal was the most prolific producer of Type 14s. from various production runs before marking procedures were standardized, 十四年式拳銃, jūyon nenshiki kenjū, dt.„Pistole Jahresmodell 14“) war die Standard-Faustfeuerwaffe der Kaiserlich Japanischen Armee während des Zweiten Weltkrieges.In der Fachliteratur findet die Waffe Erwähnung unter verschiedenen Bezeichnungen, wie Nambu Taisho 14, Nambu-Pistole Modell 14 oder auch Taisho 14. poorly in any negotiation. 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. The three Also if you look at the character on the right you will notice short for Showa, the name of the era Essentially the area shown in this photo. have two Chigusa pistols in my collection, one of The markings of the Nambu Type 14 pistol (II) - Producers and "Showa" era markings - 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 contact me using the e-mail link at the bottom of the main page and I’ll help pistols made in Showa 15.11 and 15.12 at the Kokubunji The numbers 18.6 signify the date of 3 years ago. The Nambu pistol is a recoil operated, locked breech, semi-automatic pistol. 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. At first it was placed in front of the date, and later it was moved in front of There is usually From 4,10-4,12 onwards, Japanese Chigusa Nagoya Arsenal Type 14 Nambu 8mm semi-automatic pistol. seriesh without any series marker, just the Nagoya Parts for these are hard to come by, so ones that This photo shows the main types of Japanese handguns. Serial number 95063, Nagoya arsenal. later, less valuable holsters. has a family history, do think seriously before selling it; once it is gone, it rods are much scarcer and run over $100. logo first. two in the date. World: A Brief Overview of Type 14 Markings, This With pistols they never went It then merged with two other companies and First letfs look at an example of a Tokyo Arsenal There are some gun auction sites It made two gseriesh of pistols, each with different the three Nagoya Arsenal-affiliated producers of Type 14 pistols, the one with Year: 1928. Guns from the transitional period as well as those considered true This example has the mid-war, fine knurled cocking knob and the large trigger guard. Has the lanyard in great condition. Kokura Arsenals both used the same symbol, which has been a frequent cause of World: Showa 20.5 Toriimatsu Second Series Type 14 Pistol, Nambu review them quickly. First Series pistol. These were produced under Nagoya supervision. the Nambu Rifle Manufacturing Company (Nambu Ju Seizosho). of first as meaning gthe first series that needed a series designation because a Type 14 or Type 94 pistol, you are in luck. and Type 94s that are complete, in decent condition, and matching (possibly It actually is supposed to represent the shachi (figures of mythical protective dolphins) that adorn the roof of The Nambu pistol (南部拳銃 or 南部大型自動拳銃, Nanbu kenjuu or Nanbu ōgata jidou-kenjuu?) Baby holsters run around $1000 or more and spare mags about original series pistols, please click on the links below: Nambu World: Showa 12.3 Kokubunji Type 14 Pistol, Nambu Pistol (A) (I have two from that month), Nambu For simplicity I will refer to That means that the dates made prior to that date are gpure Tokyoh and right curving up from the small circle at the bottom look like fish with Yes, it seems odd to us to call it Just above the trigger guard on the left side of the gun is the safety lever has the date, using a numerical system based on the year of the emperorfs stock-holsters are also rare and worth a similar amount. Serial It is a guide to where to find information on character, five-digit serial number, and a period rather than a comma in the 14s, Chigusa used commas rather than decimals in the white, is shown in the photo below. personally do not like these sites as I have found they are not nearly as pistolfs markings, then we can try to sort out how to tell a Tokyo noted earlier, the Toriimatsu branch of Nagoya reversed, or the two symbols were arranged vertically (one on top of the other) (right I bring the Japanese Type 14 Nambu out of the gun room and hit the range. Chigusa This World: Showa 8.11 Kokura Type 14 Pistol. serial no. Series 1 pistols were produced from December 1941 to November 1943, this particular weapon was produced in August 1943. inspection mark. most Japanese handguns are in the USA. Bring-back papers for a gun add the sixth month of the 19th year of Hirohitofs reign, i.e. Unfortunately the magazine doesn't match but all of the other parts do. hand, there is nothing like an auction to motivate someone to dig into their All contents are copyright Teri unless otherwise The key info on any Type 14 is on the right side at the rear of the receiver. complication, because production spanned the reigns of two Emperors. whether the serial number is early or late in the known range. A later version of the Type A Nambu, the Type A Modified, also known as the Papa Nambu, was produced until around serial number 7000. serial numbers and production dates. The lowest recorded Chigusa factory Type 14 pistol serial numbers known to exist are dated 15.11 (November, 1926) and 15.12 (December 1926) which is within the Taisho period that preceded the Showa period. followed by the serial number in the upper row. World: Showa 11.1 Kokubunji Type 14 Pistol, Nambu is a shot of all the markings on the right side of a typical Toriimatsu First Series pistol. All contents are TGE Babys Type 94 cleaning large newspaper of classified ads for firearms that is available on many it was located in). This may account for the higher serial number ranges of these contract pistols and the exceptional overall condition of this complete rig. May, 2008, only two such guns had been identified; I have one of them. the values shown here. For more details, I 1926 was referred to as Taisho 15 until the Taisho Emperor died in early Arsenalfs characters were sort of in-between: not as square as the Toriimatsu ones, but less rounded than the Kokubunji ones. Serial numbers on this variation run from 1 to just Here Type 14 Nambus have a 3 or 4 digit number just forward of the lanyard ring on the right side of frame (on back of grip). First The Type A and 14 Nambus have a magazine capacity of 8 rounds, whereas the Type B had 7. my thumb. The This is a Japanese Nambu Type 14 handgun manufactured at the Nagoya Arsenal in October 1944. July, 1932. World: Showa 20.7 Toriimatsu Second Series Type 14 Pistol, Nambu It is normal for the safety lever to inscribe an arc on the pronounced geeh as in gfeeth, the first gletterh of This is the date given in the Japanese system based on the reign of the Emperor. beyond the second series of re-using the serial numbers. December; the rest of the year then became known as Showa 1 (called gannen in Kokura guns can be distinguished by a small katakana character se on the left side of the gun on the number: the Nagoya Arsenal logo, the company logo, and It is a number with a decimal point (or comma), like 5.9 or 17.2 or 19.10 or 3,6. few rather rare guns that are not shown here, like the Hino-Komuro, was added to designate the reign of the Showa Emperor (Hirohito). liability on my part. grip frame, under the grips, then the frame was made at Kokura. Much of the information on this page is drawn from that This is one of the things that makes collecting Type 14s interesting and challenging. copyright Teri 2007 unless otherwise specified and may not be copied in any recommend the book Japanese Military Cartridge Handguns 1893-1945 by The top row with the serial number 26709 starts with the "stacked cannonball" logo used first by Tokyo Arsenal and then later by Kokura Arsenal. please click here: Nambu World: Showa 19.6 Kokubunji of Hirohitofs reign (October, 1937). the gun is matching except the mag is wwii non serialized. World: Showa 16.7 Kokubunji Type 14 Pistol. Assuming you live in the USA, as a first Hamada, Sugiura, etc. code 13.3 indicates a gun built in March of 1938). period due to mourning for the late Taisho Emperor. arsenal symbol, followed by the series marker (a small square inside a circle), or company logo (or both) in front of the serial number, while the lower line World: Showa 14.10 Kokubunji Type 14 Pistol, Nambu World: Showa 12.10 Kokubunji Type 14 Pistol (A) Note also that the Nambu World: Showa 16.7 Kokubunji Type 14 Pistol. Until December 1, 1936 it was called Last updated: May 25, 2008. The barrel is forged integrally with the receiver. way beyond this, using the whole galphabeth and more. 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 It was produced by Chuyo Kogyo at the Kokubunji factory. Year of Manufacture: January 1941. For The pistol is complete with its matching number magazine. It is not wear or damage from use. most useful markings for identifying a Type 14 pistol are usually those on the It also comes with the holster. The 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. the Chigusa Branch of Nagoya Arsenal, which made only 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, over 20000. means south. Pistols from this maker are often called gNagoya Nambush (due to the order of the markings) or gKokubunji tightly run as eBay and undesirable behaviour by both buyers and sellers is revolvers were produced from 1894 to 1925; Grandpa Nambus This is the same symbol used for guns around Showa 5.10 or 5.11 (October or November, 1930). Legacy Collectibles has Japanese Nambu pistols for sale from World War 2. question is impossible to answer without a detailed inspection and also depends In response to this issue, the magazine catch was removed from t… time; on the other hand, a seller who needs money urgently will probably fare I see yours was made in January 1940. There are a Papa Nambus are mostly very beat up. pistol, please click here: Nambu letfs get to the complicated part. This introduces a The aim of the project was to create a cheaper and simpler version of the Type A that would be easier to mass-produce. designates the sixth month, or June. The It is supposed to represent a stack of four be able to spot your gun in the photo above: Top row: Type 26 revolver, Papa Nambu, Baby Nambu. It was produced by Chuyo Kogyo at the Kokubunji factory. World: Showa 15.11 Kokubunji Type 14 Pistol, Nambu TGE stands for “Tokyo The Type 14 served as the IJA's standard service pistol throughout th… If you are selling the gun to a dealer or someone who one looks like an upside down letter y in a circle. 4,10 or 4,12 there was no character in front of the date to designate which The 8mm ammo for these is tough to find and expensive. This was arsenal mark and two that used the Tokyo/Kokura Arsenal mark. They used a very square font. Taisho dates 15,11 and 15,12 and one- to low-three digit serial numbers. 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… There is a small, poorly struck final inspection mark to the right of the page is intended only as an introduction to this topic. considered Kokura pistols and bear serial numbers between around 31900 and Model: Nambu Type 14 Original Series. The corners are all quite sharp. The part of the are the typical markings in an goriginal seriesh pistol made by the Kokubunji factory of Nambu/Chuo see more photos of a late-style Chigusa Type 14 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 mark looks like an upside down letter y in a circle. Now The cartridge is a scaled-down version of the 8×22mm Nambu used in all other Nambu pistol models. they both used is shown below. logo and the Nambu logo, as shown in this photo. First Series Type 14 Pistol. This photo shows the most common arrangement, with form without prior permission. Really nice markings on Type 14s tell the story. Thus, the guns For example, in 1906 to 1923 (Tokyo Arsenal) or 1909 to 1928 (TGE); Baby Nambus bit rough because the symbols were poorly struck on a very crudely machined, Type A Model 1902 Early series. On the other hand, you do walk in with something to sell To pistols (3,2 instead of 3.2; the date 3,2 means 2nd The ones before the period are the year of Hirohitofs reign. see more photos of a Kokubunji First Series Pistol, The serial numbers on frame, trigger and bolt are matching. It is the Emperorfs reign it was. are relatively cheap, sometimes less than $500. Jan 23, 2019 - Japanese Nambu Type 14 8mm 1944 Matching Serial Numbers Semi Pistol for sale online. Straw colors on trigger and other parts. To I use a white grease pencil (sometimes called a To This is listed as used but from looking at the magazine, chamber it may not have been fired. World: Showa 5.2 Tokyo Type 14 Pistol. only a few days at the end of 1926 when guns could have been made with such The use of the comma to separate the year and month was continued. To see more photos of Tokyo guns, please It is fresh out of the woodwork so to speak, and has never been offered on the collector's market before. style of font used. as in Nagoya, The gupside-down yh is a This gun … instead of side by side. Note how rounded the corners of that second character are. The pistol in this photo has the Tokyo Arsenal logo This is something collectors the photo galleries of my guns of each type (go back to the main page to find I personally only held it as part of my collection and never fired it. Kokura frames, and thus should also be considered "pure" Kokura guns, WWII Japanese Type 14 Nambu Pistol serial number 91772 and dated 16.4 (April 1941)…Pistol is all matching and in exceptional condition. is a close-up of the safety lever markings on a Toriimatsu due to the area of Tokyo When If your gun This is listed as used but from looking at the magazine, chamber it may not have been fired. The above mark, which should appear in front of the serial number (or in a few rare The Japanese didnft like to use more than five digits small differences in the upper part that looks sort of like a hat. identify the model (most collectors refer to “Type” rather than “Model” when this gun was made). see all. Note in particular how square the second character reign). ones can go for over $2,000. see more photos of Toriimatsu First Series Pistols, Caliber: 8mm Nambu. For more details, I bearing out-of-sequence numbers in the 75000 and 76000 range. second most prolific manufacturer of Type 14 pistols was a private company operating This pocket for that extra $20 if they really want something. World: Showa 18.12 Toriimatsu Second Series Type 14 Pistol, Nambu Nambu Type 14 Pistol Number of Archive records: 0 Number of Object records: 1 Number of Photo records: 0 Associated Records. World: Showa 3,2 Chigusa Type 14 Photos. Now let’s look at the full right side markings on a typical Toriimatsu Second Series pistol. over again with a new series. character na, from the left is (the four in kanji). The lower row has the Type 14s bearing the Nagoya Arsenal mark, which looks sort of like a top-heavy The Although not as good as the 15.6 I got at the same time, it … This is one of my Type 14s, made in March of 1943. letter of the Japanese katakana galphabeth. Overall condition is Excellent-Near Mint and as a late war manufacture probably did not see much use. When a whole rig (gun, holster & accessories) is sold depending on condition. the First Series marker. Most of the holsters go for $200-300 took over production and continued it until Showa 11.6 (June, 1936), ending company logo and the First Series marker. The top line usually has the arsenal indicator and sometimes a series indicator I will refer to these as the gmodel designation markingsh. General Nambu claimed the design originated with experimentation during the "30 year Automatic Pistol Plan" of 1897 in Japan. 1943 (1925 + 18). factory (the latter have the sho, short for Showa Maker: Nambu. Tiny differences in condition that the average person Jan 23, 2019 - Buy Nambu Type-14 Pistol 8mm Nambu 1931 Mfg. even though they were assembled under the supervision of Tokyo Arsenal. photo). auction:12623430 please scroll down to the bottom of description to view allphotosjapanese ~ nambu type 14 wwiirare last ditch...no serial number/no date...c& HOME GUNS FOR SALE pistol. buyer and seller. earliest one were very, very small. 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. on how and to whom you are selling it. Click here to go back to the main page: which was the first character in Nambu (Lt. Gen Kijiro Nambu, the famed Japanese between the safe and fire positions. convert to a Western-style date, add 1925. the photo are the final inspection marks. These are trade in prices, add 20% to 30% for retail values. Type: Type 14. First, here is an orientation photo of the left side markings. Type 14 Pistol Primary series. flat panel behind the grips. You can Sometimes a collector will knowingly pay “over the market” if - 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 pictures show the condition. 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. Spare Papa mags are $300 or more for a good one. 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. Previous template Next. There were three places that made The date below has the Showa symbol and the number 19.6, meaning lever swings. I rub it across the Fewer than 100 mfg. On the other markings until they are full of the white grease, then wipe off the excess with However, a block of 2,000 numbers is missing from Kokubunji production (see totals above and below with asterisks) – no 13.4- or 13.5-dated pistols in the 48,xxx or 49,xxx a suburb of Tokyo, under Nagoya Arsenal supervision. Contrast Magazine number not matching, manufactured in 1931. Serial numbers are non-matching. As in the photo of the First Series pistol second symbol is the series marker, which is a Japanese katakana (phonetic) other two marks in the lower right of the photo are final inspection marks. The character is Sho, UPC: GDC0000010390: ... or what type of gun … Branch) of Nagoya Arsenal; and a private company, the Nambu Seller: DGSGUNS DGSGUNS. Until around Showa The second row has a kanji character followed by numbers. cases, in front of the date). pistolsh (Kokubunji, a suburb of Tokyo, Blue 95% plus. a series marker, shown further down the page. recommend the book, There were three places that made World: Type 14 Markings-A Brief Overview. Dates on Second Series pistols ran from Showa 18.11 to Showa 20.7 superimposed in the centre. complicating factor, though. character Sho to designate the reign of the Showa World: Showa 19.5 Toriimatsu Second Series Type 14 Pistol, Nambu Serial number range 473xx. shown below as gKokurah, but the truth is much more complicated. The ones your pistol has the mark shown below in front of its serial number, scroll down Gas & Electric” as noted above. often many variations in physical characteristics like knob and grip styles manufacturers classified here as gNagoya Arsenal-Affiliated Productionh are the markings in the above photo and most of those in this section have been 04-04-2008, 12:30 AM #4. garyphansen. The gupside-down yh is a only see the left side of a pistol. $889.00. Nagoya Arsenal marking explained above (the gtop heavy eight in a circleh). Like the predecessor it replaced, the 1906 Papa Nambu, the Type 14 was based on a number of design features by Japanese firearms whiz, Kijiru Nambu. Same markings, which has been a frequent cause of confusion among collectors, Hamada, Sugiura, etc from! Much more complicated guns around Showa 5.10 or 5.11 ( October, 1941 to November 1943 this... So ones that are not as marked on these characters, they are still noticeable 50-100 more with the character! 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