Sugiura pistol

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Type Semi-automatic pistol
Place of origin  Empire of Japan
Service history
Used by Imperial Japan
Wars Second World War
Production history
No. built 6,000 (Approximately)
Barrel length 4"

Cartridge .32 ACP (7.65 mm Browning)
Action Blow-back
Effective firing range 50 m
Feed system 8 round box magazine

The Sugiura pistol is a Japanese-designed handgun that was manufactured in the puppet state of Manchukuo for issue to occupying forces.[1] The handgun is chambered in the .32 ACP (7.65 mm Browning) cartridge, is of straight blow-back operation and has an eight-round box magazine.[1][2] The finish is salt-blue and the grips are checkered walnut.[2] From photographic evidence, the design appears to have been inspired by the Colt 1903.[1][2]


  1. ^ a b c David Miller. Illustrated Directory of 20th Century Guns. Zenith Press. p. 138. ISBN 0760315604. 
  2. ^ a b c Harry Derby (2003). "12". Japanese Military Cartridge Handguns 1893–1945: A Revised and Expanded Edition of Hand Cannons of Imperial Japan. Schiffer Publishing. ISBN 0764317806. 

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