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    WWII Japanese 8MM Nambu Ammunition

    Going through my ammo I realized that I have ~100 rounds of WWII 8mm Nambu Ammunition. I have 52 rounds of what appears to be the later type with the copper and 49 rounds of the earlier stuff.

    I was wondering if someone could confirm what I have so I can be correct in my listing. A local collector told me I should sell it in 10 round lots at 50-75 per lot, not sure if that is accurate or not for pricing so looking for some advice please. TIA











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    I can't really help on the value of the ammunition. I can say that it still looks decent for the vintage.

    I own three pistols which would accept 8mm Nambu, two Type 14's and a Type 96, but only 4 rounds of corroded WWII ammo. Needless to say, I haven't fired my pistols!

    If you are looking to sell, package them up for a price. If they don't move at the original asking price, you have the option to reduce.

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    I'm sort of the same thought. They're scarce and unavailable generally. Price them at the top and wait. I think they'll sell.
    Regards, Jim

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    I have 3 -T14s and a T94 an no ammo as well

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    I'd get the dies and be making it...
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    Every so often, runs of 8mm Nambu brass get made by one of the more adventurous specialist makers. Try Midway? or, probably better, Huntington Die Specialties.

    I understand that Bruce Bertram does the odd run as well.

    If you can't wait for such a fortuitous event, they can be formed from .40 S&W or .357 SIG. Some work reducing the rim and groove diameters required.

    Failing that; 30 Remington,(A LOT of trimming and reaming) or, with a BIT more work .30-30 cases.

    Info regarding bullets and loads can be found here: 8mm Nambu Loads

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    RCBS list(ed) a mould for a 100gn cast bullet:

    RCBS 08-100 Nambu bullet.110gr, lead cast

    An old mate of mine went through all of this caper with a Second Pattern Nambu a couple of decades ago. Not at all unpleasant to shoot. Biggest problem was not losing cases that had take a LOT of time to prepare (no Midway then).

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    The information was on the boxes as to who made it and the date, never on the head of the case as they were all blank. The cupro nickel bullets would seem to indicate that they were made earlier and maybe pre-war. I have never found any 8mm Nambu that had steel jacketed bullets. All have been a copper base metal jacket with no steel including some from 1945. The Japaneseicon were using scrap brass to make casings that were of poor quality but still managed to make bullets with copper.

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    Japaneseicon 8mm Nambu ammo is relatively common in the cartridge collector world. Your rounds are in very nice condition, but you would be lucky to get more than $2-3 from a collector. Someone with a pistol might pay a bit more for a mag-full for display, or to fill an empty/partial box. Full, sealed boxes of this caliber bring the money, not the individual rounds.

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