The magazine is loaded by hand, as there is no charger clip for loading. It was officially adopted for issue to in the Japanese Army in 1927 and was available for purchase by officers. The most dangerous pistol ever made. The first Nambu type known as the Type A was completed in 1902. It was in Rapid City that all of the shooting, hunting and gun trading made me realize that I wanted to run a gun shop, when my three year active duty commissioning time was up and I got back to Missouri.
Ballistics of the 7 mm Nambu were a 56-gr. We were a family of eight, living in rural northeast Missouri near Ely and didn't have much money. The 25 Remington ammo was a no-brainer. The 8mm Nambu was a real project. But, in terms of its terrible design that produces accidental discharge. The majority of holsters were made in civilian owned with some ink stamped with arsenal and inspection marks.
About 450 of the first Type B pistols featured a wooden magazine bottom and a single-diameter firing pin. Brenda and I left Rapid City on May 13, 1977, with our two children Russell and Sara. There are no slide rails on the frame, and the slide and barrel are held in place, and reciprocate on, two upward frame projections above the triggerguard and a bridge at the rear that is integral with the frame. Witness why the Nambu Type 94 Pistol might be the most dangerous handgun ever made. I fell in love with Browning guns, though it would be years before I owned one. If your gun has a family history, do think seriously before selling it; once it is gone, it is gone.
See the section on production figures: What is it worth? The sturdier hammer firing mechanism was developed and included in the Type 94 to replace the poor striker on the Type 14 Nambu. Holster quality for the Type 14 also degraded as the shortages of critical raw materials forced a change from a leather holster to rubberized canvas. It is probable that the pistol series was influenced by the , after a Japanese commission toured Europe and reported recent developments. If you are selling the gun to a dealer or someone who intends to resell it, they will typically offer around half to two-thirds of the values shown here. Brenda and I went to visit him a few days later and my life was again changed forever. To return to the Main Page, please click here: All contents are copyright Teri 2007 unless otherwise specified and may not be copied in any form without prior permission. Japanese Military Cartridge Handguns 1893—1945 2003 , p.
Japanese weapons experts have subsequently criticized some design elements of the Type 94; in particular the pistol could be fired unintentionally before the breech was fully locked if the sear bar on the side of the was jarred loose and the pistol was improperly handled. The Nambu Type A outwardly resembles the but functionally is more similar to the. When loaded if the pistol could fire accidentally if the exposed sear bar gets pushed. For one thing, Japanese officers were expected to purchase their own sidearms at the time, and the pistol was expensive to make. Soon the young Nambu would be promoted to major and tasked with developing a semi-automatic pistol for the Japanese military.
While a number of minor variations of the Type 14 exist, the two most common are the so-called First and Second Models. The later Type 14s remained quite functional despite the decreased quality. Production of the Type B ceased in 1923, though pistols were assembled from parts as late as 1929. Pistols of the World 4th ed. This was located on Old Highway 40, about a mile west off of Interstate 70, at the Midway exit. If the safety is engaged on the Type 94 it is impossible for the weapon to discharge unintentionally. We ordered in a couple of thousand rounds of this ammo, 8mm Nambu forming and loading dies and 25 Remington loading dies.
Both the Tokyo Arsenal and Tokyo Gas and Electric Company ceased production on the Type A Nambu in 1923. In Rapid City, I was introduced to prairie dog hunting shooting by Ron Burnside, a friend at work. Military Small Arms of the 20th Century 7th ed. If you have a Japanese gun other than a Type 14 or Type 94, the exact date of production cannot generally be determined. Parts for these are hard to come by, so ones that are missing parts seldom bring good prices.
The Grandpa Type A was produced until around serial number 2400. Pistols: An Illustrated History of Their Impact 2003 , p. In the fall of 1977, we got a flyer from Hodgdon that listed some Remington ammunition in caliber 30 Remington. Somewhere I got a Shooter's Bible, again probably for Christmas. Enter your name: optional Enter the code below: This product hasn't received any reviews yet.