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Old April 16, 2015, 05:53   #1
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The problem with "old gun" reviews...Nambu 14 Review

Watch and see what happens when you are more interested in what the camera is doing than the 75 year old jammed gun is doing in your hand (just watch the first few seconds) I hate when internet reviewers with more experience just reading about stuff, talk about guns they have never shot before. These guys hold the Type 14 Nambu to the quality standard of an STI .45 for some reason. Ugghh..

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Old April 16, 2015, 06:34   #2
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i was always told the Nambu was a P.O.S but has real collector value,
id never do a review on something i wasnt competent on other wise your review would just be "hey look everyone see what i have im gona go shoot it now by the way its what the Japanese used during WW2" follwed by i know the caliber and how many rnds the mag holds common dribble nothing more than what Wikipedia can tell you
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Old April 16, 2015, 08:34   #3
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Had a Baby Nambu come thru the shop I helped with computer issues, along with 5 rounds for it. Pistol sold for $4k, and each round brought $80 or so on auction.
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Old April 16, 2015, 08:37   #4
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I had a few of them over the years and still have one. My opinion of them they are very accurate and well made except the late war years. Guys make ammo out of 40 S&W now. They did have problem with broken firing pins. After WW11 some guys rechamber them for 9mm Luger so check it if been rechamber. Would i buy another one yes if the price is right.
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Old April 16, 2015, 08:50   #5
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I have never owned one, but would like to...just from a collector interest standpoint. They key is finding one that is ALL matched, including mags, which is not that easy. They are what they are, and they ain't no more.

I am still not so sure he really "cleared" the weapon completely before the AD. Looks like the bolt/slide slipped out of his hand before he could be sure the chamber was empty.
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Old April 16, 2015, 12:33   #6
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Looks like that thing needs new springs, I have one and most likely will never shoot it.

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Old April 16, 2015, 20:36   #7
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How did I know Hansel would have one? Very nice
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