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    Default Drawings made me curious -- use of captured 1911s by the Japanese

    I find interesting things on the Internet, and in this case it was as series of drawings by an artist named "Sino". Mostly they like drawing girls in historically-accurate IJA/IJN uniforms, this one stood out.

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    As you can see, in her belt is a captured 1911. It got me wondering if there is any documented cases of Japanese soldiers capturing/using 1911 pistols.


    Sino has a pixiv account (its work-safe, NSFW requires an accout) https://www.pixiv.net/en/users/689766 as well as a Twitter feed https://twitter.com/sino1945
    They draw other countries, but Japan seems to be the primary focus.


    Here is another sketch I had uploaded for a post elsewhere, I have to wonder how accurate Sino is with the equipment.

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    Pretty good drawings. One error I do see is that the forward end of the sling is not attached at the front end of the T-100 SMG like it should be
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    I've seen a box of 45 ACP rounds with a Japanese captured and inspected label affixed on it before, so pretty sure some1911s were used as captured weaponry by the IJA or IJN

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    General Kuribayashi carries one in Letters From Iwo Jima 😉. I wonder if there is any evidence of that?
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    Quote Originally Posted by arisakadogs View Post
    General Kuribayashi carries one in Letters From Iwo Jima 😉. I wonder if there is any evidence of that?
    General Kuribayashi’s 1911 was a gift from an American before the war


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    Quote Originally Posted by arisakadogs View Post
    General Kuribayashi carries one in Letters From Iwo Jima 😉. I wonder if there is any evidence of that?

    The story goes that Kuribayashi was presented that 1911 by his U.S. hosts when he was visiting the US prior to the war. There was no reason to make that up.

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    Another drawing by Sino with a captured 1911

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