Nambu World: About Me
am a 58 year-old retired university professor whose
work related to Japan (the photo is rather old, but you can still recognize me
by my unusual height and red hair). I have long had an interest in
Herefs how I got into collecting Japanese handguns:
April, 2003 I decided to combine my interests in
upper one had many problems: the cocking knob was some homemade disaster, the
threads on the rear of the bolt had been modified to gsort ofh fit this new
knob, the firing pin was broken, the firing pin extension was another homemade
abomination, the recoil springs were shot (and are probably not even the right
springs: one was too big in diameter), the sight was homemade, the mag was
missing, there was a brazed repair in the right side of the barrel extension
(above the serial number in the photo; probably shrapnel damage), the grips
were homemade, the mag release spring was too short (either compressed or
broken), one of the grip screws was missing and the barrel was shortened,
thereby making it prohibited in Canada (I am grandfathered to own
short-barreled handguns with barrels under 105mm=4.14h, but most Canadians can
never purchase one). I believe all of the grepairsh were done after it reached
The lower one was much better, though it was missing most of the finish (most of it seemed to have been removed for a planned-but-never-completed rebluing). It was mechanically tight and complete and except for the grips, safety and a broken magazine retention spring. I used some wood to make a pair of grips until I found an original pair on eBay. At C$100, or about US$73 at the time, it was a bargain. The numbers on all main parts match except for the magazine. The barrel is heavily pitted but serviceable. To read about how I rehabilitated this gun, including before and after photos, please click here: rehab.htm (also see the 15.11 dated Type 14 in the Photo Gallery section to see what it looks like now).
Here is a January, 2004 photo of me gmuggingh with my custom-made Nambu World T-shirt and cup. I got them so that when I do gun shows people will remember me as the gNambu Ladyh. I have another, more humorous design shown below.
Here is a March, 2004 photo of the first item in my new line of Nambu maternity wear.
If you would like to read some of my ideas about collecting and displaying, you may be interested in an article I wrote entitled gConfessions of a Nambu Nuth. To read it, please click here: confessionsofanambunut.htm
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