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Lot 1365: Tokyo Arsenal Model 1904 "Papa Nambu" Semi-Automatic Pistol

Documented Tokyo Arsenal Model 1904 "Papa Nambu" Semi-Automatic Pistol

Auction Date: December 10, 2022

Lot 1365: Tokyo Arsenal Model 1904 "Papa Nambu" Semi-Automatic Pistol

Documented Tokyo Arsenal Model 1904 "Papa Nambu" Semi-Automatic Pistol

Auction Date: December 10, 2022

Estimated Price: $2,250 - $3,500
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Documented 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: hardwood
Stock:
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Item Interest: Active
Serial Number:
Catalog Page: 281
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, and a nickeled alloy base magazine. Numbers are matching overall, including on the grip panels and the spine of the magazine. This pistol, prior to restoration, is photographed on page 52 of "The Hand Cannons of Imperial Japan" by Harry Derby.

Rating Definition:

Fine, with 80% of the professionally restored blue, showing areas of mixed gray patina, bright edge wear, and mild spotting and handling marks overall. The grips are good, with a glue-mended chip in the interior of the right panel, and the serial number on the magazine appears double-struck. Mechanically excellent.



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