Single action blowback pistol with external hammer having fixed front sight, loaded indicator, and no rear sight. The right side of the slide and both sides of the frame have a scattering of falsified FN and Mauser markings along with “Crown/R” proofs. Full serial number is on the right side of the chamber flat, right side of the slide, and frame. The left side of the frame that has been fitted with a mid-frame Eibar-type safety. Period replacement horn grips. Unmarked magazine with two large transverse indicator holes and a fixed floorplate. As per the examples pictured in the “Pistols of the Warlords 1911-1949” by Ian McCollum pages 160, and 164-165.
Unusual Chinese Warlord era pistol with dimpled, open-top slide, having a scattering of falsified FN and Mauser markings.
High polish salt blued rework. Safety rotates properly but does not prevent hammer fall when the slide is in battery. Correctly engages hold open notch on full retraction. Dull bore with sharp rifling. NOT TO BE FIRED! NOT TO BE FIRED! NOT TO BE FIRED!