Jump to content
Sign in to follow this  
WWIIBuff1945

Japanese Type 14 Bring back

Recommended Posts

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.

post-158759-0-05070100-1534992865_thumb.jpg

post-158759-0-57820200-1534992890_thumb.jpg

post-158759-0-37570800-1534992930_thumb.jpg

post-158759-0-99935200-1534992951.jpg

 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

post-158759-0-56976700-1534993090.jpg

post-158759-0-52278800-1534993114.jpg

post-158759-0-50167000-1534993137.jpg

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.

 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

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

Paul

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

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

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

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.

 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Figure out anything else about the vet?


Looking for WWII Americal Division and 147th Infantry Regiment Uniforms and anything relating to the Army on Guadalcanal.

 

donation2018.gifimage.png.eeda3e0d45132eb99f4dd8b07fd60103.pngdonation2020.gif

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

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.

 

post-158759-0-74502600-1536381163_thumb.jpg

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

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

 

-Seth


Looking for WWII Americal Division and 147th Infantry Regiment Uniforms and anything relating to the Army on Guadalcanal.

 

donation2018.gifimage.png.eeda3e0d45132eb99f4dd8b07fd60103.pngdonation2020.gif

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

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.

 

post-158759-0-00081300-1537273446_thumb.jpg

post-158759-0-02109700-1537273471_thumb.jpg

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Very nice display and gun. Love the Type 14.

Ronnie


donation2012.gifdonation2013.gifdonation2014.gifdonation2015.gifdonation2018.gifdonation2019.gif

 

 

 

 

 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

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.

 

post-34986-0-42654800-1537412465_thumb.jpg

 

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

 

https://www.ebay.com/itm/WW2-US-Army-Military-63rd-Infantry-Regiment-DI-DUI-Pin-Insignia-Crest-/232772906732

 

 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

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!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now
Sign in to follow this  

×
×
  • Create New...

Important Information

By using this site, you agree to our Terms of Use.