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Advanced Research Corner

Nambu World Museum Institute is honoured to make a selection of advanced research available through our web site. All of these articles first appeared in Banzai, the newsletter for Japanese militaria collectors. For the latest in top-notch research on Japanese arms and militaria, we recommend joining Banzai. A modest subscription fee will give you not just the monthly newsletter, but access to events and opportunities to meet the leading researchers in the field. There is no better way to become an insider in the world of Japanese arms and militaria, especially if you donít know anyone close by who shares your interest. Banzai is a family, but fortunately you donít have to be born into it or adopted, you can just join! Please visit the Banzai website at: http://www.banzaionline.com/

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Author Profiles:

Dan Larkin is a U.S.-based researcher who maintains a database of surviving Type 14 and Type 94 pistols. He has published many articles with advanced research related to Japanese handguns and other topics. Providing the date and serial number of your gun(s) to Dan will help advance research on issues like transition points from one variation to another, and many other topics. You can reach Dan at: danlarkin@suddenlink.net

Dale Crabtree is a retired U.S. Marine Corps. Officer who is an avid collector and researcher of Japanese arms and militaria, with particular emphasis on the beloved Nambu pistols. You can reach Dale at: crabtreeda@cox.net

Topics:

Production Data for Type 14 and Type 94 Pistols

This article by Dan Larkin was first published in Banzai in July, 2016.

Type 14 and Type 94 Production Rarity Charts as of July 2016

 

This article by Dan Larkin was first published in Banzai in February, 2016.

Serial Number Range Chart for Type 14 and Type 94 Pistols (by date and maker)

 

This article by Dan Larkin was first published in Banzai in April, 2009.

Type 14 Nambu Yearly Production and Major Variation Totals

 

Early Nambu Pistol Research (Grandpa, Papa and Baby Nambus, etc.)

(to come)

Type 26 Revolver Research

This article by Dan Larkin was first published in Banzai in August, 2008.

Type 26 Major Variations

 

Type 14 Pistol Research

This article by Dan Larkin was first published in Banzai in May, 2017.

Transitional Original Configuration Variation Type 14

 

This article by Dan Larkin was first published in Banzai in February, 2011.

Double Zero Type 14 Pistols

 

This article by Dan Larkin was first published in Banzai in January, 2011.

Kokubunji Arsenal Early Variations

 

This article by Dan Larkin was first published in Banzai in June, 2010.

Type 14 pistol in .30 Luger caliber

 

This article by Dale Crabtree and Dan Larkin was first published in Banzai in May, 2011.

Type 14 Cutaway Pistols

 

This article by Dan Larkin, Frank Allan and Takehito Jimbo was first published in Banzai in April, 2014.

Prominent Inspection Stamps on Type 14 Nambu Pistols

 

This article by Dan Larkin was first published in Banzai in May, 2011.

Toriimatsu Changes

 

This article by Dan Larkin was first published in Banzai in February, 2016.

Home-Made Type 14 Nambu Shoulder Stock

 

This article by Dale Crabtree was first published in Banzai in November, 2008, Issue 315, pp, 301-303.

Nagoya Arsenal Prototype Type 14 Pistol

 

This article by Dale Crabtree was first published in Banzai in August, 2011, Issue 350, pp. 216-218.

Kokura Arsenal Type 14 Pistol Number 1

This article by Dale Crabtree was first published in Banzai in June, 2006, pp. 158-159.

Type 14 Pistol Taisho Number 67

 

This article by Dale Crabtree was first published in Banzai in April, 2008, Issue 308, p. 105.

Type 14 Pistol with Engraved Image of Shishi "Lion dog"

This article by Dale Crabtree was first published in Banzai in January, 2017, Issue 415, pp. 15-17.

Type 14 Pistol with 22 conversion

This article by Dale Crabtree was first published in Banzai in December, 2014, Issue 390, pp. 322-323.

Type 14 Pistol Final Transition Example

 

Type 94 Pistol Research

This article by Dan Larkin on Last Ditch Type 94 pistols was first published in Banzai in March, 2011.

The Scarce Type 94 "Last Ditch" Variation

 

Japanese Ammunition Research

This article by Dale Crabtree was first published in Banzai in July, 2009, Issue 325, p. 191.

Repacked 8mm Nambu Ammo (1)

 

This article by Dale Crabtree was first published in Banzai in December, 2010, pp. 341 and 346.

Repacked 8mm Nambu Ammo (2)

 

This article by Dale Crabtree was first published in Banzai in September, 2011, Issue 351, pp. 240-241.

Japanese Labelled Winchester 45 AmmoBox

 

Japanese Ordnance Research

This article by Dan Larkin was first published in Banzai in November, 2011.

US Training Set for Personnel Dealing with Japanese Mines

 

This article by Dan Larkin was first published in Banzai in December, 2011.

Comparison of US Training Aid Grenade with Original Type 97 Grenade

This article by Dale Crabtree was first published in Banzai in December, 2012, Issue 331, pp. 368-370.

Type 91 Grenade Instruction Sheet

Research on Japanese Rifles

This article by Dale Crabtree was first published in Banzai in November, 2013, Issue 377, pp. 313-315.

Type 99 Rifle Converted to U.S. Cal 30

This article by Dale Crabtree was first published in Banzai in February, 2013, Issue 363, pp. 56-58.

No Serial Number Kokura 37th Series Tokyo Juki Kogyo Type 99 Rifle

This article by Dale Crabtree was first published in Banzai in October, 2017, Issue 424, pp. 264-266.

Type 2 Paratrooper Rifle with History

Research on Japanese Machine Guns

(to come)

Research on Other Topics

This article by Dan Larkin was first published in Banzai in October, 2007.

History of Periodicals for Collectors of Japanese Arms and Militaria

 

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