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Lot 4566: Japanese Tokyo Arsenal "Baby" Nambu Pistol with Holster

Auction Date: October 6, 2022

Japanese Tokyo Arsenal "Baby" Nambu Semi-Automatic Pistol with Holster, Registration Document and Accessories

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Estimated Price: $3,000 - $4,500

Japanese Tokyo Arsenal "Baby" Nambu Semi-Automatic Pistol with Holster, Registration Document and Accessories

Manufacturer: Japanese
Model: Baby Nambu
Type: Pistol
Gauge: 7 mm Nambu
Barrel: 3 1/4 inch round
Finish: blue
Grip: hardwood
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Item Views: 326
Item Interest: Average
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Class: Curio & Relic Handgun
Bore Condition: Very Dark - Heavy pitting throughout
Rating:

OF - FAIR- some major parts replaced; minor replacement parts may be required; metal rusted, may be lightly pitted all over, vigorously cleaned; rounded edges of metal and wood; principal lettering, numerals and design on metal partly obliterated; wood scratched, bruised, cracked or repaired where broken; in fair working order or can be easily repaired and placed in working order.

NPRF - NON-PROFESSIONALLY REFINISHED/COLD BLUE, ETC.

Description:

Manufactured c. 1909-1928. Includes leather holster (absent retaining button), period photograph of a Japanese Officer with the name "Gen. Fugi Yama" written on the back, a copy of the book "Japanese Infantry Weapons Vol. I", a copy of the American Rifleman article titled "Baby Nambu Pistol: A Rare Treasure of Imperial Japan", and a "Registration of Restricted Property" military document dated June 21, 1952 listing this pistol by model, caliber and serial number.

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