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.

Japan Empire Japanese Weapons of the Second World War Japan Empire Army
Infantry Weapons
Swords Guntō
Bayonets Type30 BayonetType35 BayonetType2 Bayonet
Revolvers Type26 Revolver
Semi-Automatic Pistols Hamada Type 1 PistolHamada Type 2 PistolSugiura ShikiTypeA NambuTypeB NambuType14 NambuType19 PistolType94 Nambu
Bolt-Action Rifles Type30 RifleType30 CarbineType35Type38 RifleType38 CarbineType38 Cavalry RifleType44Type97Type99 ArisakaType99 Sniper RifleType100 TERAType1 TERAType2 TERATypeIType Mo
Semi-Automatic Rifles Type 4
Submachine Guns Experimental Model 1 Submachine GunExperimental Model 2 Submachine GunMAB 38MP 34Type 100
Light Machine Guns Te-4Type11Type96Type99
Heavy Machine Guns Type3Type92Type92Type1
Anti-Tank Rifles Type97
Grenade Launchers Type10Type89
Rifle Grenade Launchers Type100Type2
Anti-Personnel Grenades Type10Type91Type97Type98Type99Type3Type4
Rocket Launchers Type4Type5
Flamethrowers Number 1 FlamethrowerNumber 2 FlamethrowerType93Type95Type100
Anti-Aircraft Guns 20mm Type220mm Type9875mm Type475mm Type1175mm Type8880mm Type388mm Type9910cm Type1412cm Type312cm Type1015cm Type5Ho-103
Anti-Tank Guns 20mm Type9737mm Type137mm Type9447mm Type1
Field Guns 37mm Type1137mm Type9447mm Type175mm Type3175mm Type3875mm Type4175mm Type9075mm Type95
Howitzers 70mm Type9210cm Type1410cm Type9112cm Type3815cm Type415cm Type3815cm Type96
Infantry & Mountain Guns 37mm Type1170mm Type9275mm Type3175mm Type4110cm Type99
Mortars 50mm Type9870mm Type1181mm Type381mm Type9781mm Type9990mm Type9490mm Type9712cm Type215cm Type9315cm Type9515cm Type9615cm Type9732cm Type98
Railroad Artillery 24cm Type90
Rocket Artillery 20cm Type440cm Type4
Siege Artillery 24cm Type4524cm Type9630cm Type7
Land Vehicle Weapons
Vehicle Machine Guns Type91Type97Vickers Mk I
Mortars Type3 300mm
37mm Cannons Type94Type97Type100Type1
47mm Cannons Type97Type1
57mm Cannons Type90Type97
70mm Cannons Type95
75mm Cannons Type90Type99 (I/II)Type3Type5TypeGe
105mm Cannons Type91Type5
150mm Cannons Type38
Aircraft Weapons
Aircraft Machine Guns 7.7mm Type897.7mm Type9212.7mm Ho-10313mm Type 213.2mm Type3
Aircraft Cannons 20mm Ho-120mm Ho-520mm Type9930mm Ho-15530mm Type537mm Ho-20350mm Ho-401

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