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Lot 1362: Tokyo Arsenal Baby Nambu Semi-Automatic Pistol

Scarce Tokyo Arsenal Baby Nambu Semi-Automatic Pistol

Auction Date: December 10, 2022

Lot 1362: Tokyo Arsenal Baby Nambu Semi-Automatic Pistol

Scarce Tokyo Arsenal Baby Nambu Semi-Automatic Pistol

Auction Date: December 10, 2022

Estimated Price: $3,500 - $5,500
Price Realized:

Scarce Tokyo Arsenal Baby Nambu Semi-Automatic Pistol

Manufacturer: Japanese
Model: Baby Nambu
Type: Pistol
Gauge: 7 mm
Barrel: 3 1/4 inch round
Finish: blue
Grip: hardwood
Stock:
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Item Interest: Active
Serial Number:
Catalog Page: 281
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; officers would privately purchase their sidearms, with the Baby Nambu presented as the local alternative to imports from firms like Colt, FN and Walther. 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. Fitted with checkered grips and a nickel finished, alloy base magazine. Numbers are matching overall, including on the magazine (with "*" extra magazine mark) and inside the grip panels.

Rating Definition:

Very fine, with 80% of the original blue finish, showing a gray patina on the gripstraps, areas of cold blue touch up visible on the barrel and upper areas of the frame, bright edge wear and mild handling marks. The grips are also very fine, with a few dings on the crisp checkering. Mechanically very good.



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