Something went wrong. Try again later

    Type 14 Nambu Pistol

    Object » linked to 6 games

    The standard handgun used by the Japanese military in World War II.

    Short summary describing this thing.

    No recent wiki edits to this page.

    The Nambu was a Japanese pistol that saw service in both World Wars. There are two versions of the Nambu: The Type 4 (or Type A), and the Type B (or Type 14). 


    The Nambu was first designed in 1902 by Japanese General Kijiro Nambu. The Nambu pistol has a similar aesthetic design to the German Luger, but the two pistols were not based on each other. 
    The Nambu wasn't officially adopted by the Japanese army, as officers were expected to purchase their own sidearms. However, the Nambu was the most popular pistol purchased by the Japanese officers. Some Japanese officers did purchase other Western sidearms, however.
    The Type 14 Nambu was first produced in 1925, and production ended in 1945, at the end of the Second World War. Production records for Japanese firearms were almost all destroyed before the war ended, so the Nambu is a very rare weapon.
    The gun is widely considered to be an inferior weapon to other handguns used in World War II, mostly due to its 8mm round and generally smaller size.  The  trigger guard in particular was seen as way too small, and would be extended in later models to allow use by personnel wearing gloves.

    This edit will also create new pages on Giant Bomb for:

    Beware, you are proposing to add brand new pages to the wiki along with your edits. Make sure this is what you intended. This will likely increase the time it takes for your changes to go live.

    Comment and Save

    Until you earn 1000 points all your submissions need to be vetted by other Giant Bomb users. This process takes no more than a few hours and we'll send you an email once approved.