Original Japanese WWII Imperial Navy Two Barrel Type 90 Flare Signal Pistol with Leather Holster and 2 Flares
Original Item: Only one Available. Now this is something we do not see every day. Made by the KAYABA SEISAKUSHO (Factory) between 1930 and 1945, only about 10,00 Double Barrel versions of the Type 90 were manufactured with a very poor survival rate. Firstly these were used on Aircraft and on Naval vessels and as History has shown us the Japanese were very determined fighters and did not surrender easily in fact most of the production run of these pistols ended up at the bottom of the Pacific ocean. Coupled with the fact that the returning G.I.'s were less inclined to repatriate a signal pistol when Japanese Officer's Swords and Nambu pistols were available make these all the more difficult to encounter.
This example is marked on the top of the top right barrel with the series marking, followed by the naval Anchor proof, showing that this is definitely IJN issue. The left side of the frame is marked with PAT. / NO.93006 / NO.101355, right above the trigger. It is marked with serial number 1601 on the top of the frame behind the left barrel, the cocking lever, the break lever, ejector, and in several other places.
The 26.5mm barrels are each 4" in length, and the pistol 8" in overall length and because of its large grip and cocking lever, 7" tall. This pistol is really still in excellent condition. Almost all of the original finish is present, with the expected light rust in areas due to age and service. The pistol cocks and dry fires exactly as it should.
Comes complete with its extremely rare original substantial brown leather holster which in all respects is in wonderful condition. The holster flap is secured by a strap sewn to the lid of the holster, which slides through a ring on the body of the holster. The back still has both of the belt loops and the shoulder strap is present, though it has been shortened considerably.
Also included are two original WWII Issue Japanese flares, which both have their original markings, and appear to be intact. These are being sold as collector's items only, and we cannot guarantee any type of functionality, and do not recommend attempting to use them.
The Double barrel signal Pistol is very scarce and finding one complete with the holster and marked flares is like finding hen's teeth. This comes out of the woodwork and is ready to display!
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