Nambu World: List of Articles on Japanese Military Handguns
This listing will cover articles that appeared in general publications. Obviously a lot of material has appeared in specialized publications like Banzai and the reader is encouraged to consult the indexes to that and other relevant publications.
Periodical articles I have:
Type 26 revolver
gJapanese Type 26 revolverh by E.J. Hoffschmidt. American Rifleman, December, 1967, pp. 54-55.
gClassic Test: Classic Japanese Type 26 Revolverh, by Robert T. Shimek, Guns & Ammo, February, 1983.
gJapanese used early Nambu pistols in many conflictsh by William Kotrba, Jr. American Rifleman, March, 1971, pp. 23-25.
gBaby Nambu pistol: A rare treasure of Imperial Japanh by William Kotra, Jr. American Rifleman, September, 1969, pp. 50-52.
gThe Baby Nambuh by Roy D. Strengholt. Source and date unknown, pp. 158-160 (this article was given to me without indication of source; if you know where it came from, please e-mail me and let me know).
gPistol magazines-7mm Baby Nambuh by E.J. Hoffschmidt. American Rifleman, November, 1958, p. 22.
g7mm Auto Pistolsh, Questions and Answers, American Rifleman, April, 1987, p. 68.
gNotes on the Nambu Pistolh, by Captain Gordon Bess. American Rifleman, July, 1944, pp. 23-24.
gPistol magazines-Type 14 Pistolh by E.J. Hoffschmidt. American Rifleman, October, 1955, p. 39.
gWorld War II Nambu, Type 14h by Donald M. Simmons, Jr., Shooting Times, November, 1970, pp. 26-29, 62-63.
gType 14 Nambu pistolh by Robert T. Shimek. Guns & Ammo Surplus Firearms Vol. IV, undated, pp. 32-35.
gCollecting the Nambuh by John C. Van Lund. Guns & Ammo, July, 1973, pp. 34-37, 84.
gNambu flaws trimmed in Type 14h by William Kotrba, Jr. American Rifleman, July, 1973, pp. 54-57.
gThe inscrutable Japanese Type 14h by Dennis Riordan. Guns, May, 1975, pp. 42-45, 66-66.
gClassic Test Report: Nambu Type 14 Auto Pistolh by Robert T.Shimek, Guns & Ammo, May, 1986, pp. 100-101.
Nambu Type 14,
gThe arsenal of democracyh, by Phil Schreier, American Rifleman, June, 2005, pp. 74-75. (shows a photo of a Type 14)
gNambu Type 14h by Robert T. Shimek. Guns & Ammo Surplus Firearms, 2005, pp. 94-98.
gJapanese Type 94 pistolh, by Jimmy Carter. Guns, January, 1985, pp. 49, 71-78. (cover refers to gJapanese suicide pistolh)
gJapanese Type 94 pistolh by E. J. Hoffschmidt. American Rifleman, January, 1967, pp. 26-27.
gDetails vary in Type 94 pistolh by William Kotrba, Jr. American Rifleman, December, 1969, pp. 54-56.
gPistol magazines-Type 94 Pistolh by E.J. Hoffschmidt. American Rifleman, July, 1955, p. 41.
gThe Chinese experienceh by T.B. Nelson and D.D. Musgrave. American Rifleman, January, 1980, pp. 44-45, 82 (re Broomhandle Mausers in China).
gThe Rare Japanese Hino-Komuro Pistolh by Harry Derby. Gun Collectorfs Digest, 1981(?), pp. 61-71.
Reloading & Cartridges
gHandload the 8mm Nambuh, Handloaderfs Digest, 6th Edition, 1972, pp. 161-163 (load data obsolete but interesting discussion of case formation options).
gThe cartridge collectorh, Gun Report, May, 1980, p. 21 (re 9mm Japanese Revolver cartridge box).
gThe cartridge collectorh, Gun Report, May, 1980, p. 26 (re 8mm Nambu cartridge boxes).
gThe cartridge collectorh, Gun Report, June, 1980, pp. 26-27 (re 8mm/9mm/7mm ammo & 7mm box).
gThe cartridge collector, Gun Report, June, 1981, p. 20 (re Thai 7mm cartridge).
gNeuer Sonnenaufgang [New
gJapanese service pistolsh by Lt. Col. Bill Brophy (Ret.). Shooting Times, April, 1968, pp. 43-47.
gNipponfs Nambuh by Codman Parkerson. Guns & Ammo, June, 1961 (reprinted in The Best of Guns and Ammo 1958-1962, pp. 152-155, 239).
gShooting the handguns of WWIh by Garry James. Guns & Ammo Surplus Firearms Vol. V, undated, pp. 40-49 (pages 45-49 cover the Type 26 and Papa).
gShooting the handguns of World War IIh by Garry James. Guns & Ammo, August, 1995, pp. 76-83, 97 (pages 80 and 82-83 cover the Type 14 and 94).
gEarly Japanese firearmsh by Arnold Marcus Chernoff. Guns & Ammo, November, 1964, pp. 50-51, 74-75.
gThe Japanese Nambu and 14th year type pistols: Part I-The Nambu pistols/The gBabyh Nambuh by George Markham. The Shooterfs Bible, No. 68, 1977 Edition, pp. 55-61.
hThe Japanese Nambu and 14th year type pistols: Part II-Taisho 14th year type pistol/Large-magazine Nambu prototypeh by George Markham. The Shooterfs Bible, No. 69, 1978 Edition, pp. 37-46.
gJapanese autoloading pistols...A comprehensive historyh by John L. Moss. Gun Digest, 29th Edition, 1975, pp. 69-77.
gShooting the 8mm Nambuh by Howard E. French. Guns & Ammo, May, 1981, pp. 40-44, 92, 94.
gDie Nambu-Pistolen, Teil 1 [Nambu Pistols, Part I]h, by Gustav Rackebrandt, Deutsches Waffen-Journal, March, 2005, pp. 52-57 [in German].
gDie Nambu-Pistolen, Teil 2 [Nambu Pistols, Part 2]h, by Gustav Rackebrandt, Deutsches Waffen-Journal, April, 2005, pp. 78-83 [in German].
gJapanese handgunsh by Dr. Ralph C. Glaze. Guns & Ammo Annual 1980, pp. 64-71.
gJapanese Percussion Pistolsh, Questions & Answers, Guns & Ammo, May, 1994, p. 15.
gNambu Pistolsh, Collectibles column by Phil Spangenberger, Guns & Ammo, September, 1994, p. 126.
Periodical articles I have seen references to but donft have yet:
If you have any of these, please let me know and I will reimburse your postage and copying costs for a copy!
These are listed by the source in which they appeared and then in date order, oldest first.
Many of these references came from the bibliography to the book by Harry Derby (see section on home page).
gThe scarce shoulder-stock-holster for the Type Nambuh by John L. Moss, Shooting Times, July, 1969, pp. 46-48.
gJapanese flare pistolsh by John C. Van Lund. Arms Gazette, January, 1975, pp. ?
gNambu-Series eBf-Type 14h by John C. Van Lund. Arms Gazette, March, 1975, pp. ?
gRarest Japanese automatic pistolh by Major Richard Keogh. Arms Gazette, July, 1975, pp. ?
gThe Mikado U.S. Cavalry Colts-Some of the eFirst Giveawaysf surfaceh by Sam Maxwell. Arms Gazette, April, 1978, pp. ?
gThe ATF identifies a rare firearmh, author unknown. Arms Gazette, September, 1978, pp. ?
Smith & Wesson Collectors News:
gSmith & Wesson weapons used by Japanh by Roy G. Jinks. Smith & Wesson Collectors News, May, 1970, pp. ?
Book Chapters I have:
gJapanese Handguns 1870-1945h, Chapter 16 in Handguns of the World by Edward C. Ezell (Stackpole Books, Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, 1981), pp. 609-629.
gImperial Japanese World War II weaponsh, Chapter 31 in Small Arms of the World, 12th Edition, by Edward Clinton Ezell (Stackpole Books, Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, 1983), pp. 600-602 (these are the pages on handguns).
gJapanh in Military Small Arms of the 20th Century, 6th Edition, by Ian V. Hogg and John Weeks (DBI Books, Northfield, Illinois, undated), pp. 59-60 (these are the pages on handguns).
g7 m/m Nambu (Baby Nambu)h (p. 278) and gJapanese Model 1925h (p. 279) in Gun Digest Book of Exploded Firearms Drawings, 2nd Edition, by Harold A. Murtz, Editor (DBI Books, Northfield, Illinois, 1977).
gPistol Type 26h (p. 58), gPistol Type 14h (p. 59) and gPistol Type 94h(p. 60) in Small Arms of World War II by Chris Chant (MBI Publishing, St. Paul, Minnesota, 2001).
Military pistols and revolvers by Ian V. Hogg (Arms and Armour Press, Dorset, UK, 1987), pp. 59-60, 86-88, 119, 123, 126.
gPistols and revolversh, in Japanese Army Handbook by A.J. Barker (Ian Allan Ltd., London, UK, 1979), pp. 39-41.
Holsters and Shoulder Stocks of the World by Anthony Vanderlinden
(Wet Dog Publications,
Book Chapters I have seen references to but donft have yet:
Last updated: January 6, 2006.
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