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**Nambu Automatic Pistol Type B aka "Baby Nambu"

7x20 Nambu, 3.25" barrel, S/N 3378. Blued finish, strawed trigger, checkered wood grips. Chamber marked with Tokyo Artillery Arsenal maker's mark, upper right of receiver with three Kanji over serial number. Matching serial number on receiver, bottom of bolt and magazine, further disassembly was not performed. Fixed rear sight, grip safety in front strap. Includes a single nickel plated aluminum base magazine with the matching number on the spine. A scarce Japanese military pistol, approximately 6,500 are believed to have been produced circa 1903-1929.

Provenance:From the Collection of Charlie Hinton

Condition:

Good. Retains some thinned blue military finish with a moderately oxidized smoky bluish gray patina. Metal mostly smooth with some scattered surface roughness and pinpricking. Mechanically functional, clear markings, very good bore is mostly bright with some frosting and scattered oxidation. Grips with some light wear and some handling marks.

Estimate: $2,000 - $3,000
Price Realized Including Buyer's Premium
$3,600
05/25/2021

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