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Old December 1, 2009, 06:22 PM   #26
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Apparently, a Band of Brothers-like miniseries about the war in the Pacific is in production, and when that comes out, there will be an uptick in interest in Japanese weapons.
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Old December 2, 2009, 05:59 AM   #27
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There has been a up tick in Jap weapons because the generation who had them are slowly passing. All except for the Baby Nambu (rare), the pistols and rifles don't go for much say compared to WW German weapons.
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Old December 4, 2009, 07:55 PM   #28
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The number 12 printed as 12-3...Sorry!
I believe that would make it December of 1928, and most likely a "small guard" (referring tothe trigger guard). As an early production Type 14, it will command a higher price than a later "large guard" pistol (like the one shown).

Due to my senility (LOL), I stand corrected. 12.3 would, indeed, be March of 1937. I had forgotten that the year precedes the month.

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Old December 5, 2009, 08:12 AM   #29
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The pistol was manufactured in March 1937 (12.3). The most important number is the 12. It measures 12 years after the beginning of the Sun (1925). The second number indicated the month is was made. I've seen the first number as high as 19, but have never seen the second number higher than 12.

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Old December 7, 2009, 04:42 AM   #30
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The pistol was manufactured in March 1937 (12.3). The most important number is the 12. It measures 12 years after the beginning of the Sun (1925). The second number indicated the month is was made. I've seen the first number as high as 19, but have never seen the second number higher than 12.
OMG! I'm getting senile. Of course, you are correct. I forgot that the month is second and the year is first. Boy is my face red!
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