Original Japanese WWII Type 94 Nambu Holster
Original Item: Only One Available. This is a good example of a scarce WWII Japanese Type 94 Nambu Leather Holster.
The leather of the holster is now a dark brown color due to age and wear, and it has had some period repairs to the belt loop and muzzle finial of holster (repaired with wire..a common GI repair).Both original steel loops for the shoulder strap are intact. The closure snap works, however care should be taken to not damage the surrounding leather any further (there is some cracking around the lower portion of the leather where the snap is riveted). All stitching is nice and intact and tight, unless already specified where a GI reinforced some areas with wire. Condition of the leather is nice and pliable.
The Type 94 Nambu 8 mm Pistol (Type 94 Handgun, in Japanese: 九四式拳銃, romanized: Kyūyon-Shiki Kenjū) is a semiautomatic pistol developed by Kijirō Nambu and his associates for the Imperial Japanese Army. Development of the Type 94 pistol began in 1929, and after several redesigns the final prototype was tested and officially adopted by the Japanese Army in late 1934 (Japanese calendar, 2594). The Type 94 pistol entered production in 1935. Approximately 71,000 pistols were manufactured before production ended in 1945.
The Type 94 pistol was designed for (and popular among) Japanese tank and aircraft crews who preferred a smaller, lightweight design. Japanese weapons experts have subsequently criticized some design elements of the Type 94; in particular the pistol could be fired unintentionally before the breech was fully locked if the sear bar on the side of the receiver was jarred loose and the pistol was improperly handled. Additionally, the process to disassemble the pistol is overly complex and awkward. The build quality of the Type 94 pistol declined over its production run; "last ditch" pistols made in 1945 were crudely manufactured.
Overall, a good example of a Japanese Type 94 Holster to complete a “rig” for a Type 94 Pistol in your collection!.
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