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Lot 1552: Tokyo Arsenal Baby Nambu Pistol with Matching Magazine

Scarce Japanese Tokyo Arsenal Baby Nambu Semi-Automatic Pistol with Matching Magazine

Auction Date: August 27, 2022

Lot 1552: Tokyo Arsenal Baby Nambu Pistol with Matching Magazine

Scarce Japanese Tokyo Arsenal Baby Nambu Semi-Automatic Pistol with Matching Magazine

Auction Date: August 27, 2022

Estimated Price: $3,000 - $5,000
Price Realized:

Scarce Japanese Tokyo Arsenal Baby Nambu Semi-Automatic Pistol with Matching Magazine

Manufacturer: Japanese
Model: Baby Nambu
Type: Pistol
Gauge: 7 mm Nambu
Barrel: 3 3/8 inch round
Finish: blue
Grip: hardwood
Stock:
Item Views: 428
Item Interest: Active
Serial Number:
Catalog Page: 381
Class: Curio & Relic Handgun
Description:

Manufactured by the Tokyo Arsenal from 1909 to 1928, the Baby Nambu was the semi-official officer's pistol of the Imperial Japanese Military. Fixed sights, with the "stacked cannonball" arsenal marking on top of the chamber and the nomenclature markings and serial number on the right side of the frame. The firing pin is unnumbered and the right grip panel is illegible (possibly mixed), but the other components are matching, including the magazine and left grip panel. A modern plastic case is also included.

Rating Definition:

Fine, with 70% of the original slightly faded blue finish, showing mild spotting overall, shallow pitting on the grip straps (concentrated on the heel), and mild edge wear and handling marks. 30% of the straw color is present, with the rest of the area having turned a mixed brown and gray patina. The grips are very good, with mild dings. The extractor is bent, otherwise the pistol appears to be in mechanically very good order.



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