Type 26 revolver file photo [13164]

Type 26 Handgun

Country of OriginJapan
Caliber9.000 mm
Capacity6 rounds
Length230.000 mm
Barrel Length120.000 mm
Weight0.927 kg


ww2dbaseThe Type 26 revolvers, designed in 1893, were the first modern pistol of the Japanese Army. They were made at the Koishikawa Arsenal near Tokyo, Japan. They were designed for double-action only, thus they did not have hammer spurs. They were originally intended as sidearms for cavalrymen only, but they saw much wider use throughout the Russo-Japanese War, WW1, and WW2. Production lasted from 1893 until 1945, during which time 59,200 examples were made. 1,000 of them were exported to the French Army early on in its production life.

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Japanese Army officer with Type 26 revolver, date unknownJapanese Army Private 2nd Class posing with a Type 26 revolver, date unknownJapanese Army soldier posing with a Type 26 revolver and a Type 11 machine gun, date unknownJapanese Army Type 26 revolver as seen in a US Army publication, circa 1940s

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