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    Japanese Type 94 Pistol

    My second free Cabelas pistol in November and I still have points left.

    It is numbers matching with the exception of the magazine. It does have a broken extractor. It is all there but split in the middle.

    This was listed with the usual warnings about how unsafe it is to handle and fire. It could go off with or without the safety being on if simply laid down on a table wrong.

    Having researched these and then actually handled it, these warnings are a load of crap. It will not go off if the safety is on. The Japaneseicon weren't stupid and this was designed and approved prior to the start of the war.

    It does have an exposed sear bar which can be depressed by pushing it in deliberately with a finger or thumb placed in the correct spot. But not if the safety is on. The safety prevents the sear from being moved. There is no way the pistol could go off by putting it into a holster or laying it on a table unless the safety was off and there was a BB in the exact spot of the sear when you dropped it. Unlikely. And oddly you never much hear about how unsafe Frenchicon rifles are that don't have safeties at all. They were trained to not carry the rifle with a round in the chamber. The Japanese were trained the same way with their pistols.

    Anyway, here are the pics:











    The following are various disassembly pics. It is not hard to take apart but does have lots of little things that could get lost. It is a bit harder to put it back together but not terrible. No requirement for three hands at least.





    Broken front half of the extractor is in the upper left. This is the underside.






    And finally a comparison with a Type 14. This pistol was designed to be smaller than the Type 14 which it obviously is.


    And directly overlaid
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    Interesting little piece. I could see the broken piece once you held it still...I'd like to try it out too. I guess a range day is in order with the annual firing of the shell for both of those. Maybe a short self vid on that one?
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    I just realized I didn't have the magazine seated for the last two comparison pics.

    I have two boxes of ammo but unfortunately, it is the stuff that isn't powerful enough to operate it properly and what breaks the extractors. I suppose I could shoot it one shot at a time.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Aragorn243 View Post
    and what breaks the extractors
    That's what I've heard too, it stovepipes or some such and breaks the extractors.
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    Ah the type 94 and the type 14. Beauty and the Beast. Sorry but the 94 still ranks as one of the ugliest pistols ever made.

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    At least he has the set...I have neither and have only seen a very few around here.

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