SOLD - Rare - Modified 1902 Type Nambu (Papa)
|Maker:||Tokyo Gas & Electric|
6/7/17 - This is a rare, second variation Modified 1902 Type Nambu, also known as the "Papa" to collectors. It was produced by TGE (Tokyo Gas & Electric) for the Imperial Japanese Navy. Second variation Naval production was only about 1,800 pistols, which were reportedly issued to the Special Naval Landing Forces and saw action in both WWI & WWII. This pistol is Navy marked on the right side, and is a second variation Papa, due to the fact it has no stock slot and the second type naval anchor. The original finish rates at about 95%, with most of the wear on the left side frame rail. There is some freckling and spotting on much of the pistol, though, and a spot of pitting on the barrel. The freckling and minor pitting is common on these as the salt water caused corrosion. This pistol has all matching parts including the grips, but not the magazine. The grips may be a reproduction though, as we think they look too new as compared to the pistol. Excellent bore that is clean and shiny. Buy in time for Father's Day!
|Maker||Tokyo Gas & Electric|