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#1 WWIIBuff1945

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Posted 22 August 2018 - 06:57 PM

I have this posted on another forum but I thought I woulds share it here.

I just bought a nice type 14 rig. I collect WWII bring backs with capture papers and was missing a nice Nambu for my collection!
Its matching except for the magazine and is in 95% condition. It has the paper work of course which lists the serial number which is not that common I believe. Also included is the man's State ID, I guess when he had to register it in Michigan. The holster is is pretty good shape too. I already started researching the vet and he passed in 1999 at age 80 in Florida where I reside. I can't wait to receive this in the mail next week! Enjoy guys.

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#2 WWIIBuff1945

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Posted 22 August 2018 - 06:59 PM

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Found his obit:

Francis (Frank) V. Muszynski, age 80, died in Sarasota, Fla., February 15, 1999. Born March 21, 1919 in Ludington, Mich., he moved to Sarasota in 1960 from Manistee.
He worked for the U.S. Postal Service, was a musician, and an Army veteran of WWII. He was an active life member of the Kanasas City and Tampa Bay Federations of Musicians. He was a Catholic.
He was pre-deceased by: Eleanor (1987) his wife; and a step-son, Gilbert Beede.
Survivors include: one daughter, Joan Gamache of Charlotte, N.C.; two step-sons, Milton and Don Beede; two sisters, Betty Mish and Angeline Cichy; four grandchildren; five step-grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; eight step-great-grandchildren; numerous nieces and nephews.
Visitation will be held today (Thursday) from 2 to 4 p.m. and 6 to 8 p.m. at Robarts Funeral Home, Sarasota, Fla. Funeral mass will be held Friday, Feb. 19 at 1 p.m. at Catholic Church of the Incarnation, Sarasota.

 



#3 dhcoleterracina

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Posted 22 August 2018 - 07:10 PM

Great piece, owned one just like it years ago. 



#4 WWIIBuff1945

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Posted 22 August 2018 - 07:27 PM

Thanks!! Why did you sell yours?



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Posted 23 August 2018 - 05:46 AM

Oh man love it!  Love anything with the capture papers. Thanks for sharing and I hope that you can learn more about the veteran.

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Posted 24 August 2018 - 03:51 AM

A really nice, documented bring-back!



#7 WWIIBuff1945

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Posted 24 August 2018 - 11:02 AM

Thanks Guys! I really have a thing for bring backs! I believe this will be my 6th!



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Posted 26 August 2018 - 04:35 PM

Great condition! Thanks

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Posted 27 August 2018 - 02:27 AM

Really nice rig and as you know it is a July of 43 pistol and the rubber canvas holster is correct for that date. The latch on the holster is in great shape, most of the time the thin leather is worn off the springs. DO NOT DRY FIRE THE PISTOL the nambu is Notorious for breaking the firing pin.

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Posted 27 August 2018 - 04:35 AM

Really nice rig and as you know it is a July of 43 pistol and the rubber canvas holster is correct for that date. The latch on the holster is in great shape, most of the time the thin leather is worn off the springs. DO NOT DRY FIRE THE PISTOL the nambu is Notorious for breaking the firing pin.

Marty

 

Thanks for the information Marty. I did notice the leather was worn off the springs.
 



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Posted 07 September 2018 - 05:16 PM

Figure out anything else about the vet?



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Posted 07 September 2018 - 08:33 PM



Figure out anything else about the vet?

 


Nothing yet. I hired Golden Arrrow research to help find any info. He charges $35 plus so much a page for a basic search which is cheaper then going through the National Archives. I'm hoping he can find something interesting. In the meanwhile, I've been working on a display for the rig.

 

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Posted 07 September 2018 - 09:12 PM

Really nice display.

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Posted 07 September 2018 - 09:17 PM

like the display, I have been looking for a identified bring back nambu for a while.

 

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Posted 08 September 2018 - 06:13 AM

Thanks Guys. I will add a corporal patch and maybe a CIB to the display.



#16 WWIIBuff1945

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Posted 14 September 2018 - 01:19 PM

Finalized the display. What do you guys think of it?

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Posted 16 September 2018 - 06:04 AM

Great way to honor and bring interest to the item the vet brought home. I like it a lot.

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Posted 18 September 2018 - 04:25 AM

I received the vet's military history documents form Golden Arrow Research last night. I am impressed with Geoff's work and plan to use him to research my other vets with weapon bring backs. I was going through the papers and noticed he was treated for a shrapnel wound to his thumb but was not awarded the Purple Heart. It looks like he was  awarded a Bronze Star too. I just bought a 6th Division history book on eBay and will find out more about the division as a whole.

 

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Posted 18 September 2018 - 04:27 AM

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Posted 18 September 2018 - 04:28 AM

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Posted 18 September 2018 - 09:48 PM

Very nice display and gun. Love the Type 14.
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#22 WWIIBuff1945

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Posted Yesterday, 05:07 AM

Thanks I guess I'll have to add a bronze star now that I have his records.



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Posted Yesterday, 06:49 PM

Like how it says" Japanese Luger"

 

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Posted Yesterday, 07:06 PM

Related to your display. See you got the 63rd Infantry DI there, just for reference, this unit's DI was only adopted in the 1950s, 29 June 1951, this being when the 6th Inf Div was a training division at Ft Ord California. This one here, not 100% sure but this might be the correct one for the immediate post V-J Day 63rd Infantry, an unauthorized one, perhaps adopted locally when the 6th Inf Div was on occupation in Korea. here, when the Army finally got around to officially authorizing a DI for the unit, it just incorporated some of the features of the earlier one the unit used locally, this being the case with a lot of units that had no official DI of their own in the immediate occupation period both in the Far East and in Europe, and simply adopted unauthorized locally approved ones for their units.

 

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If you're interested, there one up on the Bay, looks good, of vintage and Pin Backed.

 

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Posted Today, 03:25 AM

Thanks for the info Patches! eBay seller listed it as a WWII piece and I took his word. I only paid $12 for it so I'll probably keep it.

I will get the correct one thanks!




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