9x22R Japanese type26 blank


#1

I have a type26 blank cartridge which was used for type26 revolver.It has a zinc or nickel covered brass case,with 3 crimps on the mouth.Do anybody have info about it?


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#4

I have discussed this loading with a serious “Japanese” collector, and his belief is that they were probably not a blank for the pistol, but rather a flame-thrower ignitor round.
In either case, it is very rare.


#5

Jon, do you have more information about that? And which Japanese flame thrower would have used this cartridge? Both the Type 93 and 100 used front-loading rimless-grooveless cartridges.


#6

Uh…it might have been the rimless we were discussing. I will ask.


#7

Hi, Is this anything-
from Wikipedia
"Grenade launcher

The Type 90 tear gas grenade launcher was developed to be fired with the Type 26 revolver.[16] Gas grenades could be fired by a special 9x22 mm cartridge in place of the regular ball ammunition.[16]"

Dan


#8

There was a similar tear-gas grenade launcher for the Type 14 pistol,
although I have never seen a picture of one. It used a wood-bullet blank
8 mm Nambu cartridge to propel it. They usually have a red-colored bullet
of pretty normal ogive, but wood, although I am told that Woodin Lab has
a specimen with a plain wood bullet. Don’t recall every seeing it there, although
regretably, I have not been to the Lab in a long, long time. I can confirm the red-
bullet version as I have a very nice condition one in my own collection. These have
a headstamp of shorts, a Japanese character consisting of a curved line, curving upwards
from left to right, with either one “tick” mark above it, or two. Mine has only one. I
don’t know if the plain-wood bullet version has a headstamp or not. Cases are normal
brass; they are not tinned on the 8 mm.

John Moss


#9

The Type 90 laucher was used with a bulletless blank closed with a carboard wad, but I don’t know if it could be the cartridge in question.


#10

oh yes!this cartridge is bulletless and covered with paper