The type 94 is also known as the Jap suicide gun because of problems in its design. The exposed sear bar is seen on the left side of the gun. The safety prevents the bolt end of the sear bar from moving out while the forward end of the bar moves in. It is possible to fire the gun by pressing on the forward end of the sear bar. I believe the gun can discharge if dropped on the bar or slammed real hard on the side. I would also think that the gun could discharge while holstering it if you weren't careful and hit the sear bar with a piece of holster, shooting your self in the leg!
I have also heard stories of the "last ditch" guns bolt flying back out of the slide and hitting the shooter in the head. However these stories may just be "stories".
Never shot a type 94 although I might do it just to say I did. The type 14 shoots real nice.
The type 94 is not as nice to shoot as the T-14. You have to have tiny hands to hold it comfortably. Also disassembly can be a bit of a nightmare as you have to hold the slide back, push the firing pin forward from underneath and then with your third hand, push the crossbolt out so that the slide can come apart. It's a real cool trick!!!
I have also noticed on a T94 that the crossbolt was mismatched on a pistol with two matched mags. As well as a T14 where the cocking knob was mismatched to an oterwise all matched gun with matching mag. When I see one of these pistols at a gun show I check out these two items. Certainly the firing pin on a T14 should be matched or have Jap symbols on them to designate a replacement.
The two matched mags on the T94 with the mismatched bolt was a real dissapointment as all the other parts were correct but I sent the gun back, that hurt!
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