OverviewThe Type 26 Revolver (Japanese: 二十六年式拳銃 / Nijuuroku-nen-shiki kenjuu) was the first modern revolver to be adopted by the Imperial Japanese Army.
Limited Early Production, no Markings
Earliest production models had no markings or serial numbers.
Limited Early Production, Markings
Early production, has markings but no serial numbers.
Checked pattern grip panels, serial 1,000 through 58,900.
Limited Final Production
325 produced, serial numbers 58,903 through 59,277.
Nagoya Arsenal reworked at least four Type 26 Revolvers.
The Type 26 Revolver was issued with a clamshell holster similar to the French Modèle 1892 Revolver. The earliest holsters were black, and the cotton lanyards issued with them were a dark blue color (kon). A leather pocket for the cleaning rod was provided, sewn onto the forward edge of the holster body. Most holsters have the maker's identification and arsenal inspection markings stamped on the inside, including the year of manufacture. Very early holsters issued in late 1890s through early 1900s were a slightly different size and shape, and without a cleaning rod. A few holsters in 1943 have been noted to be all black lacquered hardware, missing brass and galvanized steel fittings. Late World War II holsters use poor fabric similar to the Type 94 Nambu holsters, with no shoulder straps or pouches for cleaning rods and ammunition.
The Type 90 Tear Gas Grenade Launcher was a grenade launcher developed to be fired with the Type 26 Revolver.
|Japanese Weapons of the Second World War|
|Anti-Aircraft Guns||20mm Type2 • 20mm Type98 • 75mm Type4 • 75mm Type11 • 75mm Type88 • 80mm Type3 • 88mm Type99 • 10cm Type14 • 12cm Type3 • 12cm Type10 • 15cm Type5 • Ho-103|
|Anti-Tank Guns||20mm Type97 • 37mm Type1 • 37mm Type94 • 47mm Type1|
|Field Guns||37mm Type11 • 37mm Type94 • 47mm Type1 • 75mm Type31 • 75mm Type38 • 75mm Type41 • 75mm Type90 • 75mm Type95|
|Howitzers||70mm Type92 • 10cm Type14 • 10cm Type91 • 12cm Type38 • 15cm Type4 • 15cm Type38 • 15cm Type96|
|Infantry & Mountain Guns||37mm Type11 • 70mm Type92 • 75mm Type31 • 75mm Type41 • 10cm Type99|
|Mortars||50mm Type98 • 70mm Type11 • 81mm Type3 • 81mm Type97 • 81mm Type99 • 90mm Type94 • 90mm Type97 • 12cm Type2 • 15cm Type93 • 15cm Type95 • 15cm Type96 • 15cm Type97 • 32cm Type98|
|Railroad Artillery||24cm Type90|
|Rocket Artillery||20cm Type4 • 40cm Type4|
|Siege Artillery||24cm Type45 • 24cm Type96 • 30cm Type7|
|Land Vehicle Weapons|
|Vehicle Machine Guns||Type91 • Type97 • Vickers Mk I|
|37mm Cannons||Type94 • Type97 • Type100 • Type1|
|47mm Cannons||Type97 • Type1|
|57mm Cannons||Type90 • Type97|
|75mm Cannons||Type90 • Type99 (I/II) • Type3 • Type5 • TypeGe|
|Aircraft Machine Guns||7.7mm Type89 • 7.7mm Type92 • 12.7mm Ho-103 • 13mm Type 2 • 13.2mm Type3|
|Aircraft Cannons||20mm Ho-1 • 20mm Ho-5 • 20mm Type99 • 30mm Ho-155 • 30mm Type5 • 37mm Ho-203 • 50mm Ho-401|