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| 8x22mm Nambu Type Place of origin Flag of Japan Japan
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| Service history In service 1904-1945 Used by Japan Wars Second Sino-Japanese War, World War II colspan="3" style="background: lightsteelblue; text-align: center; vertical-align: middle;"
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| Production history Designer Kijiro Nambu Designed 1904 colspan="3" style="background: lightsteelblue; text-align: center; vertical-align: middle;"
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| Specifications Case type bottleneck rimmed Bullet diameter 8.18 mm (Expression error: Unexpected < operator.
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Neck diameter 8.73 mm (Expression error: Unexpected < operator.
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Shoulder diameter 9.86 mm (Expression error: Unexpected < operator.
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Base diameter 10.32 mm (Expression error: Unexpected < operator.
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Rim diameter 10.50 mm (Expression error: Unexpected < operator.
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Case length 21.25 mm (Expression error: Unexpected < operator.
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Overall length 31.75 mm (Expression error: Unexpected < operator.
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Primer type small pistol colspan="3" style="background: lightsteelblue; text-align: center; vertical-align: middle;"
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Test barrel length: 117 mm (4.61 inches)

The 8 mm Nambu is a rimless, bottleneck handgun cartridge introduced in Japan in 1904 for the Type A Nambu pistol. It was also used in the Type 14 Nambu and Type 94 pistols, and the Type 100 submachine gun. It uses .320" bullets. Power is relatively low, with military loads developing about 200 foot pounds, comparable to the American .380 ACP and substantially weaker than contemporary military cartridges such as 9x19mm Parabellum and 7.62x25mm Tokarev. 8 mm Nambu production ceased after the end of World War II, as the weapons that fired it were removed from service. Some small-scale production has occurred at various times in the United States for use in captured Japanese pistols, but the expense of these rare cartridges makes handloading common among owners of 8 mm Nambu pistols.

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