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The Type A was made in very small numbers. Type A Modified and Type B Nambus were never formally adopted by any branch of the armed forces of Imperial Japan but were sold to officers through officer stores. The Type 14 was adopted as an official sidearm. As World War II progressed, and particularly in the final year of the war, in order to speed production, Type 14s began to be more hastily manufactured with a subsequent decline in quality. General Nambu claimed the design originated with experimentation during the “30 year Automatic Pistol Plan” of in Japan.
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The Type A and B Nambus were never formally adopted by any branch of the armed forces of Imperial Japan but were sold to officers through officer stores. The first Nambu type known as the Type A was completed in The Nambu pistol series withdraw the magazine from the left side of the pistol by pressing the magazine release button on the left side of the magazine. The Nambu pistol series is a recoil operated , locked breech, semi-automatic pistol. The pistols are slender barreled with a single piece frame.
The safety catch on the Type A requires both hands to operate; it was omitted entirely from the Type The stock magazine springs on early models were too weak, which could result in jams. The Type A had two basic variants with the first group of Nambus produced between different than those produced after The later Type As, commonly referred to as Papa Nambus, were produced at the Tokyo Arsenal until the serial number range.
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Type 14 Handgun | World War II Database. Nambu Type 14 pistol file photo  Japanese soldier in winter gear with Nambu Type 14 handgun, date.
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Nambu Type 14
Nambu Type 14 Rig. $ Type: Type Maker: Nambu. Caliber: 8mm Nambu. Condition: ~96% G Date Mauser Luger. $1, Type: P
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Kijiro Nambu was the youngest son born to the former samurai clan, Nabeshima. Although he was born to this samurai family he was raised by a local merchant. He then carried these skills to his adult years where by age 20 he became a cadet in the Imperial Japanese Army Academy.
45 caliber U.S. (Colt) Pistols, M, and A caliber U.S. Revolvers, M pistols. Serial numbers with. JPE prefix are Nambu (pistols). JA. NMP.
Alvarez Though some have called this the “worst pistol ever made”, in the context of it’s time and use it was certainly an acceptable pistol and performed everything that was required of it. Many of it’s characteristics were either derived from existing pistols of the period or dictated by it’s design requirements. He is either directly responsible or helped design many of the weapons in wide spread use by Imperial Japan during WWII including pistols and light machineguns.
However, whereas Browning’s designs were noted for their ruggedness and simplicity, Nambu’s designs were often complex and awkward. Nambu retired from the Army in In he was one of the founders of the Nambu Rifle Manufacturing Company Nambu Ju Seizosho which was set up to manufacture, among other weapons, the Type 14 pistol which had been adopted by the Imperial Army in that year.
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German. Model 98K rifles, in caliber mm, bearing the chamber date of and German Waffenamt Japanese “Baby” Nambu pistol, caliber 7mm Nambu.
Nambu is associated with at least a half-dozen different machine guns, the Arisaka rifle series, a submachine gun and four pistols that reached service. Striker fired with a very light trigger pull, the Nambu Type 14 resembled the German Luger but used an entirely different action with a cocking handle at the rear of the pistol.
Chambered in 8x22mm Nambu, a round that is on the pipsqueak end of ballistic performance when stacked against 9mm Luger, the Type 14 carried eight rounds in a single stack magazine. While NCOs were issued a sidearm, officers had to buy their own through the Kaikosha association. As such, many opted to go with European-made pistols from FN, Germany or Spain, as they had to open their wallet anyway.
This early Kokura-made Nambu Type 14 has a 6. This translates to February — the first year of the Japanese invasion of Manchuria.