The 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.

Standard Production

Checked pattern grip panels, serial 1,000 through 58,900.

Limited Final Production

325 produced, serial numbers 58,903 through 59,277.

Arsenal Reworked

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.

Grenade Launcher

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
Japanese Infantry Weapons
Swords Guntō
Bayonets Type 30 BayonetType 35 BayonetType 2 Bayonet
Revolvers Type 26 Revolver
Semi-Automatic Pistols Hamada Type 1 PistolHamada Type 2 PistolSugiura ShikiType A NambuType B NambuType 14 NambuType 19 PistolType 94 Nambu
Bolt-Action Rifles Type 30 RifleType 30 CarbineType 35Type 38 RifleType 38 CarbineType 38 Cavalry RifleType 44Type 97Type 99 ArisakaType 99 Sniper RifleType 100 TERAType 1 TERAType 2 TERAType IType Mo
Semi-Automatic Rifles Type 4
Submachine Guns Experimental Model 1 Submachine GunExperimental Model 2 Submachine GunMAB 38MP 34Type 100
Light Machine Guns Te-4Type 11Type 96Type 99
Heavy Machine Guns Type 3Type 92Type 92Type 1
Anti-Tank Rifles Type 97
Grenade Launchers Type 10Type 89
Rifle Grenade Launchers Type 100Type 2
Anti-Personnel Grenades Type 10Type 91Type 97Type 98Type 99Type 3Type 4
Rocket Launchers Type 4Type 5
Flamethrowers Number 1 FlamethrowerNumber 2 FlamethrowerType 93Type 95Type 100
Japanese Artillery
Anti-Aircraft Guns 2cm Type 22cm Type 987,5cm Type 47,5cm Type 117,5cm Type 888cm Type 38,8cm Type 9910cm Type 1412cm Type 312cm Type 1015cm Type 5Ho-103
Anti-Tank Guns 2cm Type 973,7cm Type 13,7cm Type 944,7cm Type 1
Field Guns 3,7cm Type 113,7cm Type 944,7cm Type 17,5cm Type 317,5cm Type 387,5cm Type 417,5cm Type 907,5cm Type 95
Howitzers 7cm Type 9210cm Type 1410cm Type 9112cm Type 3815cm Type 415cm Type 3815cm Type 96
Infantry & Mountain Guns 3,7cm Type 117cm Type 927,5cm Type 317,5cm Type 4110cm Type 99
Mortars 5cm Type 987cm Type 118,1cm Type 38,1cm Type 978,1cm Type 999cm Type 949cm Type 9712cm Type 215cm Type 9315cm Type 9515cm Type 9615cm Type 9732cm Type 98
Railroad Artillery 24cm Type 90
Rocket Artillery 20cm Type 440cm Type 4
Siege Artillery 24cm Type 4524cm Type 9630cm Type 7
Japanese Land Vehicle Weapons
Vehicle Machine Guns Type 91Type 97Vickers Mk I
Mortars 300mm Type 3
37mm Cannons Type 94Type 97Type 100Type 1
47mm Cannons Type 97Type 1
57mm Cannons Type 90Type 97
70mm Cannons Type 95
75mm Cannons Type 90Type 99 (I/II) • Type 3Type 5
105mm Cannons Type 91
150mm Cannons Type 38
Japanese Aircraft Weapons
Aircraft Machine Guns 7.7mm Type 897.7mm Type 9212.7mm Ho-10313mm Type 213.2mm Type 3
Aircraft Cannons 20mm Ho-120mm Ho-520mm Type 9930mm Ho-15530mm Type 537mm Ho-20350mm Ho-401

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