Nambu Type 14 Pistol Holster : Imperial Japanese Army

Accession Number REL23533.002
Collection type Heraldry
Object type Firearm accessory
Place made Japan
Date made c 1942
Conflict Second World War, 1939-1945
Description

Nambu Type 14 Pistol Holster. Brown leather with a top flap that secures to the body by an elastic/leather strap. On the front of the inner body are pouches for spare ammunition and a firing pin. An adjustable shoulder strap, also in leather, is a attached to the back on two square rings on either side of the single belt loop.. There are Japanese characters inside the top flap that translate as a rank (possibly Major) and Machine Gun Platoon Commander.

History / Summary

This pistol and holster relate to the service of (POW) VX20324 Sgt Percy Elsum AAPC - Gull Force - May 30, 1940 to 1945.