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#342088 04/01/2019 06:31 PM
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I have an early (year 6.2) Nambu type 14. It came in a much later rubberized canvas holster. There is a stamping inside the clam shell can anybody read it ?

Thanks

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Dave,

Nice Holster- rare IMHO to find a shoulder strap with a tropical holster

Offhand looks like a Nagoya Arsenal inspection stamp ?

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Thanks, Eric,

There were a couple of bonuses in the holster: The cleaning rod and a spare striker

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Very nice - most of the time these items are missing especially the spare striker

as close to "capture condition" with as they get laugh

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And as another bonus, the original lanyard came attached to the pistol.

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Once again - never been messed with smile nice catch
really like the early style Nambu

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And guessing the holster inspection stamp is Kokura ? not Nagoya

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Nice rig! Is spare firing pin numbered to pistol? My vote is circular Nagoya Arsenal stamp. Remember rubberized equipment has been around since 1939.

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Jareth, you a probably right -hard to say exactly due to blurring , the pistol is Tokyo Arsenal 1931 ?

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Jareth / Eric

There is a small circular Nagoya stamp on the striker, plus what looks like "3 1". No relation to the pistol number

One the bit that sticks down, the is " i j " with a dot above the " j "

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Dave, Maybe Jareth has better info on the striker details

Pistol info as far as I can tell
Tokyo Arsenal
production dates 3.5 - 9.12 6.2 Feb 1931
serial number 1-30681 30,700 total

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Right, Eric,

Dated 6.2. Tokyo arsenal marked. Serial # 18,XXX

Dave

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hi dave
great looking rig hard to find pistol/holster/ram rod / extra fireing pin how about the price of 8mm nambu ammo per round i believe they are now 10.00 per round if you can find them i have a decent surply of them for years happy hunting guys god bless all you sick people like me there is no cure for us i love every minute of it especially when i make a purchase im happ andy militarynut

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Andy,

That thing is a cleaning rod, I think.

As for bullets, it came with 16. See below. From the looks, they had been in the tropics.

Dave

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hi dave
yes cleaning rod not ram rod to me same thing but what can i say the nambu ammo you show is the real deal very hard to locate in todays market great poop bubba god bless andy militarynut

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Dave,

Cleaning rod and loading tool - the round end inserts into magazine

I believe Old Western Scrounger may still have 8mm Nambu reloads

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There always seems to be a little 8mm Nambu on Gunbroker.
Several full original boxes on now, kind of pricey, but like Andy said, not that common.
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Thanks Eric,

I never realized that the cleaning rod was also a loading tool. Cool.

I'm not sure I'd shoot that Nambu Type 14 made in 1932. It look good inside and out, but that is a long time. Numbers match too ... at least those I can see.

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Dave,

Also somewhat interesting the later Model with winter trigger also had a "grip safety" in that a fully loaded magazine will lock into the slot at the bottom doesn't feed until released. Agree not shooting smile
- still a very nice set.


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