8mm Pistol Ammunition
The 8mm round was a Ball type, CuNi jacketed and had a Lead core.
8mm Pistol Ammunition Characteristics
Overall Length: 1 and 1/4 inches
Length of Case: 13/16 inches
Length of Projectile: 19/32 inches
Weight of Projectile: 102 grams
It was used in the Type 14 Nambu pistol, Hamada (Type 1 or Type 2) type pistol, Type 94 Nambu pistol, North China Type 19 pistol, Model 1927, Type 100 SMG, and several other guns. Interestingly, the TM mentions a "Solothurn" submachine gun and a "Bren Type" submachine gun.
The propelling case is rimless and made of brass. There is a tear-gas round, but specifications indicate that this is a relatively large missile and it is probably launched from the pistol somewhat in the manner of launching grenades from a rifle.
The 9mm round was of Ball type with CuNi jacket and lead core.
9mm Pistol Ammunition Characteristics
Overall Length: 1 and 1/8 inches
Length of Case: 27/32 inches
Length of Projectile: 5/8 inches
Weight of Projectile: 150 grams
The manual states they were used in the Type 26 revolver (Webley type) and the Smith and Wesson pistol, although I have no clue what that latter is. It should also be noted that the 9mm pistol ammo should really be called 9mm Japanese Revolver.
The propelling case is rimless and made of brass. There is a tear-gas round similar to that mentioned for the 8mm pistol cartridge.
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