The Many Different Faces of the Type 14

While bee-bopping around the Vault I came across several different Nambu Type 14s and thought the variety was cool.

Nambu Type 14 pistols (Photo: Chris Eger)

I say different because, when compared to the over a million P38s made in Germany during WWII by three firms, the Japanese produced less than 400,000 T14s over nearly three times as long in several types by Chigusa, Tokyo Arsenal, Nagoya Arsenal, Kokura Arsenal, Nagoya-Toriimatsu and Kokubunji.

That’s a lot of variation.

To get more into the weeds on it, check out my column at

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