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Original Imperial Japanese WWII Nambu 6.5mm Display Training Light Machine Gun

Regular price $7,995.00

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Original Item: Only One Available. This is exceptional rare. This is the first, and most likely the only, example of an Imperial Japanese 6.5mm Nambu training machine gun we will ever be able to offer.

Japanese machine guns very rarely show up for sale, and if they do, they are hardly ever training models, so we are especially proud to offer this stunning and fascinating example. Purchased as a torch cut parts set, it has been reconstructed into a BATF compliant non-firing display dummy gun, with 30% of the receiver entirely replaced by solid steel bar stock. The barrel has been obstructed, as well as the internal components. Magazines for these simply do not exist, so we have modified a German MG13 magazine to fit for display purposes only.

Imperial Japanese training machine guns were designed by General Nambu for 6.5mm blank cartridge usage and produced by his company, Nambu Arms Manufacturing Company. We have only been able to find information on one other example of this particular type, which is simplified when compared to the much more common Type 96 Training Machine Gun. We were also able to find one period photograph of this type. All of the other training MG pictures we have found are the more common type 96 trainer. This Nambu 6.5mm model really is the rarest of the rare.

Condition is excellent, showing minor wear to the finish from service, but no major issues. There are some issue markings stamped on various components, but they do not appear to be serial numbers. The bipod folds up correctly, stowing under the receiver of the display gun.

This is the first, and most likely the only, example of an Imperial Japanese 6.5mm Nambu training machine gun we will ever be able to offer.

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