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Japanese Naval Nambu Pistols

Japanese naval officers were required to purchase and wear a side arm.  There were three main models of pistol which served this need.  The collector world has come up with cute, mostly descriptive names for them.

1904 Papa Nambu Pistols

The Model 1904 Papa Nambu was the most common of this uncommon family of pistols.  The Papa was chambered for the same  8 mm Nambu round as the Type 14 army Nambu.  The Papa is a full sized pistol, with a trigger guard which joins the front strap just below the magazine release.

This first piece is an example of a Model 1904 Papa Nambu in excellent original condition, all matching, except the magazine with the proper holster.

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1904 Baby Nambu Pistols

The Model 1904 Baby Nambu  was a miniature clone of the Papa, just smaller overall, and chambered for a unique 7 mm round.  The Baby tended to be carried by higher ranking naval officers, who wanted something lighter and smaller.

This piece is an example of a Model 1904 Baby Nambu in excellent original condition, all matching, except the magazine.

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1904 Grandpa Nambu Pistols

The Model 1904 Grandpa Nambu  is easily confused with a Papa.  They are so similar in size and design.  The chief distinction that I look for is that the trigger guard of the Papa joins the front strap close to the top of the magazine release.

This piece is an example of a Model 1904 Grandpa Nambu in excellent original condition, all matching, except the magazine with the proper holster.

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