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I recently won this interesting Japanese Type 14 bring back with sweetheart grips. It it appears to have had a bullet strike on the right side of the pistol. Maybe when it was in a holster? There is heavy pitting on the gun. I can imagine it was laying on some battlefield and was brought home by a unknown soldier. I think its cool and may add some period photos under the grips.
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Moisture in a holster or poor storage post war more than likely for the pitting.
Nambu’s are pure classics in any condition! The looks you get showing it to a friend or shooting it at a range are worth the price of admission alone.
 

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SavageM1Thom
Nice example of sweetheart grips with the underlying photos on your Nambu. Interesting that both Type 14s have the plexiglass grips and are in similar pitted condition.

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I agree, that the damage is most likely due to poor storage over a long period of time. May have been put into a box in the vet's or a family member's cellar or barn and basically forgotten for decades. It is not caused by blood, because nobody is going to pick up a pistol on the battlefield with looking at it, rendering it safe and wiping obvious moisture off it, before putting it into the backpack or on the belt.
 
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