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New Nambu

Article about: Outstanding pistols and rigs. Regards, Thanos.

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    A few weeks ago I was in my local gun store and the owner said he had something I might like. He went into the backroom and came out with a Nambu Type14.

    It was in a holster that was so pristine I thought it was a high quality reproduction. But it was original.

    The gun was a late war model, also in pristine condition. In the store, the bore looked OK, but frosted. But after I got it home and ran a brush and some patches through it, I realized it was pristine but had had a layer of grease on the surface. The bore is mint, and shines like a mirror.

    In the holster was the takedown/cleaning too, a spare firing pin serial numbered to the pistol, a spare magazine serial numbered to the pistol (both mags match the gun), and an original box of issued ammo still in the rice paper.

    The other night I cleaned the bore and realized that there are no marks on the breachface. No telltale signs of having ever been fired. I think this pistol is unfired.

    Here is my Type 14 from Tarawa on the left, and the new one on the right.



    The best part was the price; $700USD. I figured the holster was worth about $500 because I've never seen one that comes close to the condition of this one, so the whole thing for $700 was a tremendous deal.

    Thanks for looking.

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    Excellent aquisition there-I saw a T14 last year that was pristine and unfired(went for AUD$1500) but with all the extras you recieved that was an unbeatable deal-does make you wonder who's desk drawer the thing must have sat in 'for the duration' to be still in that nick.

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    I wondered the same thing. Figured it probably never left Japan and was brought home by an occupation GI. I'll try to find time to post some better pics.

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    That is an outstanding Nambu.

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    sweet, thanks for sharing

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    I seen one holster "almost" as nice as that one in all my years. But that is the nicest one I have ever seen,myself. congrats !! both matching mags is rare too!

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    Quote by command450 View Post
    I seen one holster "almost" as nice as that one in all my years. But that is the nicest one I have ever seen,myself. congrats !! both matching mags is rare too!
    Thanks! Both mags match, as well as the spare firing pin. Need to check the take down/cleaning tool to see if it is numbered anywhere.

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    you should update the thread with some new pics. It may help in the future, for those that are curious what a correct-original nambu rig looks like.

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    Quote by command450 View Post
    you should update the thread with some new pics. It may help in the future, for those that are curious what a correct-original nambu rig looks like.
    Absolutely. If I get some spare time this weekend I'll dig out the Nambus and a real camera (not my cell phone) and take some more pics.

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    Quote by SteveR View Post
    That is an outstanding Nambu.
    +1 I don't think I have ever seen an original rig in such spectacular condition.

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