Posts Tagged ‘Pistol’

Disassembly: vz.27 Pistol


Germany’s invasion of Czechoslovakia gave them access to the manufacturing all too necessary for their ambitions.  One poorly selling commercial pistol marketed towards police forces was given new life when it was adopted in large numbers by the conquerors.  We’ve disassembled one for you collectors that prefer a little recon before you start dismantling.

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Disassembly: Nambu Type 14 Pistol


Love it or hate it, the Nambu Type 14 is a distinctive pistol with an even more distinct disassembly procedure.  By the time you’re through a “field strip” there are only a few pins left for a full deconstruction, so lets do it all in one.


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Pistol: Nambu Type 14

Nambu Type 14 (Early)

Pistol Nambu Type 14 Manufacturers Kokura, Nagoya, Chuo Kogyo K.K.
Caliber 8mm Nambu Overall Length 9.06″
Action Short Recoil Barrel Length 4.61″
Magazine 8 rounds Weight 2 lbs







The Japanese Type 14 pistol may be the most recognizable small arm of the pacific conflict to collectors.  Despite nearly unbelievably rapid modernization and military improvement, the Japanese Empire appears to have put very little emphasis on pistol development.

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Disassembly: Lahti m/40

The Lahti m/40 pistol is a cinch to strip but a bit of a hassle to fully disassemble.  Due to some rivets and roll pins we couldn’t quite go all the way with the one we had on loan but what we did get away with should be more than enough. Read More…

Disassembly: Frommer Stop

The Frommer Stop can be a real hassle to tackle without proper instruction.  We took one apart half blind so you don’t have to.  Read below for step by step instructions on how to field strip this tiny Hungarian monstrosity.

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