Lot 5510

A Nambu pistol "Grandpa" with detachable stock, 1st version, Navy

Fine Antique and Modern Firearms | A83s | Live auction | 725 Lots

Hammer price € 14,000

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Cal. 8 mm Nambu, SN. 271, Matching numbers incl. grip panels. Nearly bright bore, barrel length 119 mm. 7-shot magazine. No modern proof marks. Made ca. 1903. Tangent rear sight scaled 1-5, groove for detachable stock. Small trigger guard. On the bolt housing a symbol indicating that the weapon was made in the Tokyo Artillery Arsenal, marked "Type Nambu" in Japanese on the right rear corner, here an early model without the anchor. Original finish, matt, on the front left on 10 mm minimally pitted and spotty. Trigger with traces of strawing. Mahogany grip panels with coarse chequering. Nickel-plated, matching-numbered magazine with wooden base. Complete with wooden shoulder stock with magazine compartment on the inside and cleaning rod, S/N 2227. Mounts with original bluing.
Note: this gun is listed in the book "Japanese Military Cartridge Handguns 1893 - 1945" p. 370.

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The auction includes 726 lots and starts on Wednesday, Nov. 4, 2020 at 10 am (CET). Lot no. 5001 - 5727. The pre-sale viewing will take place from Oct. 18 - 21 and Oct. 28 - 31, 2020 from 2 to 6 pm (CET). However, the number of participants for both auction and viewing is limited due to Covid-19 restrictions and requires an appointment. Bring your favourite breathing mask! Prior to any visit please check our website - we'll update it as soon as the situation changes.