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Lot 646: Tokyo Arsenal Model 1904 "Papa Nambu" Semi-Automatic Pistol

Auction Date: June 5, 2020

Very Fine Japanese Tokyo Arsenal Model 1904 "Papa Nambu" Semi-Automatic Pistol

Price Realized:
Estimated Price: $3,500 - $4,750

Very Fine Japanese Tokyo Arsenal Model 1904 "Papa Nambu" Semi-Automatic Pistol

Manufacturer: Japanese
Model: Papa Nambu
Type: Pistol
Gauge: 8 mm Nambu
Barrel: 4 3/4 inch round
Finish: blue
Grip: mahogany
Stock:
Item Views: 1849
Item Interest: Active
Serial Number:
Catalog Page: 338
Class: Curio & Relic Handgun
Description:

Manufactured on an Army contract, with the "stacked cannonball" arsenal marking on the chamber region. Block base dovetailed "inverted V" front and tangent rear sights. The back strap is smooth, with a straw finished trigger, serrated cocking knob, "one piece" style frame, checkered grips numbered to the gun, and an unnumbered, chrome body, alloy base magazine. Japanese characters in white paint on the right grip and traces of red paint on the left grip.

Rating Definition:

Very fine, retains 85% plus original blue finish and 40% original straw colors with the balance a mottled brown-blue patina or bright grey patina on some edges. The grips are fine with some minor scratches and dings, and well-defined checkering. Mechanically excellent.



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