View Full Version : Do Nambus jam?

May 31, 2002, 11:07 AM
Mine had a loose feel to it and would only feed 2 from the mag. Load more and it would jam.

When cocked, it would just BARELY stay in battery.

So I took out the recoil springs and stretched them until it felt tight when cocked.

Now it will feed 4 from the mag. Put more in and they nosedive into that goofy moving ramp gizmo.

Are they inherently prone to feed probs or is there something else I can try?

Why I'm doing this confirms me as a gun NUT as the damn shells are a buck apiece from Old Western Scrounger.

Just picky about my stuff.

May 31, 2002, 09:36 PM
Sounds like the springs need replacing..
Does anybody make new ones for that pistol ??

James K
May 31, 2002, 11:31 PM
The Type 14 pistols had a poor reputation even in the WWII timeframe when GIs who captured them tried to use them with Japanese ammo, and my limited tests bear that out. The Papa seems to be pretty good and fairly reliable. Surprisingly, the Type 94 seemed to work pretty well, again in my limited testing.


June 1, 2002, 10:47 AM
Wolff makes springs for the Nambus, try them at Wolff (http://www.gunsprings.com). What you're describing sounds like tired springs, and they are about 60 years old or so! :)