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.
| Weapons of Imperial Japan |
1919 - 1945
|Anti-Aircraft Guns||Type2 20mm • Type98 20mm • Type4 75mm • Type11 75mm • Type88 75mm • Type3 80mm • Type99 88mm • Type14 10cm • Type3 12cm • Type10 12cm • Type5 15cm • Ho-103|
|Anti-Tank Guns||Type97 20mm • Type1 37mm • Type94 37mm • Type1 47mm • Type5 75mm • Experimental 10cm • Experimental 10cm|
|Field Guns||Type11 37mm • Type94 37mm • Type1 47mm • Type31 75mm • Type38 75mm • Type41 75mm • Type90 75mm • Type95 75mm|
|Howitzers||Type92 70mm • Type14 10cm • Type91 10cm • Type38 12cm • Type4 15cm • Type38 15cm • Type96 15cm|
|Infantry & Mountain Guns||Type1 37mm1 • Type92 70mm • Type31 75mm • Type41 75mm • Type99 10cm|
|Mortars||Type98 50mm • Type11 70mm • Type3 81mm • Type97 81mm • Type99 81mm • Type94 90mm • Type97 90mm • Type2 12cm • Type93 15cm • Type95 15cm • Type96 15cm • Type97 15cm • Type98 32cm|
|Railroad Artillery||Type90 24cm|
|Rocket Artillery||Type4 20cm • Type4 40cm|
|Siege Artillery||Type45 24cm • Type96 24cm • Type7 30cm|
|Land Vehicle Weapons|
|Vehicle Machine Guns||Type91 • Type97 • Vickers Mk I|
|37mm Cannons||Type94 • Type98 • Type100 • Type1|
|47mm Cannons||Type97 • Type1|
|57mm Cannons||Type90 • Type97|
|75mm Cannons||Type90 • Type99 (I/II) • Type3 • Type5 • TypeGe|
|105mm Cannons||Experimental Tank Gun • Type91 • Experimental Anti-Tank Gun|
|150mm Cannons||Type38 • Type96|
|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 • 12cm Ho-601 • 15cm Ho-701|