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Gentlemen,

I hope that you enjoy this photo pesentation of a rather common Nambu in excellent condition. The Old Western Scrounger has newly manufactured 8mm Nambu ammo for sale and I purchased a box to put through this pistol. My only comment is that the trigger pull is way too light for a military weapon. I wonder how many soldiers accidently discharge this weapon during the war?

Mark

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The ammo is not cheap! I think I paid $49.95 for 50 rounds. FC marked brass cases and loaded with non corrosive primers. (Most likely Winchester and Federal cases)

It is nice to shoot these guns, at least once! The Jap guns are really bad military weapons. I had jams and failure to feed on this weapon. The German and Italian WWII guns always go "BOOM" with no problems. I cleaned her before I fired her just like I do with my other stuff. This pistol has not been shot much. The pistol needed the firing pin to be re-tipped. The classic failure of this gun was the firing pin tip breaking off. Makes you think how vicious the Japs were with man power, technology and swords. I have the holster but did not have the opportunity to shoot a photo of it, it has a small pouch, I am told for an extra firing pin.

The gun is very difficult to disasemble.

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I have to disagree, at least a little, with the above post from Mark. Sure they are not the best pistols used in WW2 but they're not as bad as many seem to think. With all the feeding problems, I have to wonder if the late war manufacture was a factor. This is my "shooter". Actually, I've only had it out for one session & it functioned flawlessly & was quite accurate to boot! It is also the nicest condition Type 14 I've ever seen. I probably shouldn't be shooting something this nice but I'm glad I did as it was a pleasure! I don't plan to shoot it any more. I've only fired early T-14s so I can't attest to the problems with the later pistols. The difficulty in disassembly seems to point to poor late war fitting as I've found most break down fairly easily.

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