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Lot 1364: Tokyo Arsenal Baby Nambu Semi-Automatic Pistol

Auction Date: December 10, 2022

Lot 1364: Tokyo Arsenal Baby Nambu Semi-Automatic Pistol

Auction Date: December 10, 2022

Estimated Price: $3,000 - $4,500
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Tokyo Arsenal Baby Nambu Semi-Automatic Pistol

Manufacturer: Japanese
Model: Baby Nambu
Type: Pistol
Gauge: 7 mm Nambu
Barrel: 3 1/4 inch round
Finish: blue
Grip: hardwood
Stock:
Item Views: 336
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. The magazine, firing pin spring guide and grips are mixed, firing pin unnumbered, and the other components matching.

Rating Definition:

Fine, with 70% of the blue finish, showing a gray patina on the gripstraps, extensive scattered light pitting, and mild handling marks. The grips are also fine, with some dents on the crisp checkering. Mechanically excellent.



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