Japanese Type 2 8mm caliber pistol (PR34255)

Japanese Type 2 8mm caliber pistol. This is a rare example of a WWII Japanese Type 2 “Hamada” semi-automatic pistol. This model was a continuation of the earlier Type 1 Hamada pistol that was developed in 1940. The Type 1 pistols were produced from 1941-1944 with approximately 4,500 actually produced. These Type 2 pistols were actually only produced from late 1944 until the fall of Japan in late 1945. Both pistols were designed and developed as a low cost substitute for the Type 94 pistol. In a unique partnering arrangement, the Type 2 pistols were manufactured by the Notobe factory using tooling provided by Nagoya Tonimatsu factory where they would be inspected, blued, and issued to the various Japanese military units. They are a simple blowback design with the recoil spring around the outside of the barrel and housed inside the upper slide. This gun has a dark gray patina on the metal and has never been cleaned. It is completely original and matching except for the magazine. Very rare, all original gun.

 

Price:
$26,500.00
Item Number:
PR34255
Weight:
0.00 LBS
Japanese Type 2 8mm caliber pistol. This is a rare example of a WWII Japanese Type 2 “Hamada” semi-automatic pistol. This model was a continuation of the earlier Type 1 Hamada pistol that was developed in 1940. The Type 1 pistols were produced from 1941-1944 with approximately 4,500 actually produced. These Type 2 pistols were actually only produced from late 1944 until the fall of Japan in late 1945. Both pistols were designed and developed as a low cost substitute for the Type 94 pistol. In a unique partnering arrangement, the Type 2 pistols were manufactured by the Notobe factory using tooling provided by Nagoya Tonimatsu factory where they would be inspected, blued, and issued to the various Japanese military units. They are a simple blowback design with the recoil spring around the outside of the barrel and housed inside the upper slide. This gun has a dark gray patina on the metal and has never been cleaned. It is completely original and matching except for the magazine. Very rare, all original gun.

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