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SOLD at 2011 Sep 09 @ 13:55UTC-5 : EST/CDT
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A) Manufactured in December 1944 (19/12) at the Nagoya Army Arsenal-Tomriimatsu Factory (2nd Series). All blue finish, large trigger guard, and late cocking knob. Bolt, cocking knob, and magazine are numbered to gun. Fitted with smooth hardwood grips. With unidentified soft canvas holster.
BBL: 4 5/8 inch round
Gauge: 8 mm Nambu
Serial Number: 65026
Condition: Excellent. The pistol retains over 95% original blue finish showing some minor thinning with a patch of gray on the rear of the frame. The grips are excellent with some minor handling marks. The holster is very fine.
B) Appears Asiatic in origin, but writer has found no comparable pistol in any references. Left side of barrel marked "A.02032. B.F.54." with a vertically installed harmonica breechblock. Blade front sight and rear dovetail sight slot, with a smooth bore barrel. Serial number is marked on the left side of the frame under the grip. Fitted with checkered grips numbered to gun.
BBL: 3 1/2 inch round
Gauge: 9 mm
Serial Number: A.02032B.F.54
Condition: Replated. The pistol retains 95% chrome finish with holster type wear on the receiver and some minor scratches, with a small patch of oxidation on the right side of the receiver. The grips are fine with a few minor nicks in the overall crisp checkering.