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Lot 3398: Tokyo Arsenal Model 1904 "Papa Nambu" Semi-Automatic Pistol

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

Auction Date: December 11, 2022

Lot 3398: Tokyo Arsenal Model 1904 "Papa Nambu" Semi-Automatic Pistol

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

Auction Date: December 11, 2022

Estimated Price: $1,800 - $2,750
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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: 220
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 numbered "6682". Listed by serial number on page 59 of "Hand Cannons of Imperial Japan" by Derby

Rating Definition:

Fine, with 60% of the arsenal refurbished blue finish, showing areas of pitting, sections of gray and brown patina, edge wear and mild handling marks. The grips are good, with dents and scuffs overall, plus traces of what may have been a Japanese "3" painted on the right panel. Mechanically fine.



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