Little local auction had this little gem, one I have put off for a while, it was I want one...but, it's an odd little bird, looks kinda like a Luger, operates kinda like a C96 broomhandle, and the caliber, 8x22mm is all but extinct, save for a handful of boutique, expensive buck-a-bang ammo companies.. enough with excuses, screw it, I scratched that itch and got it over with.. oh, yeah...and that whats his face Ruger guy copied the overall basic design for his pistol. It's a prewar Type 14 Nambu, first give-a-way is the small trigger guard...near as I can tell, it was built in April 1935..it is considered a transitional Kokura pistol, as it falls right in that serial range. This particular serial range runs between around 31900 and 35400. Everything is matching, save for the magazine, but it has the correct numbers, just in the incorrect sequence. Only real issue it someone kept working the safety around, and around, and around, cutting a circular mark on it. The bore has a shine that I didn't expect after I evicted who knows how many years of dust bunny families. It's also yet another, I haven't found any sign of import stamps...so it may be a pre '68 import or......a bringback .