Single action blowback pistol with external hammer, now bobbed, 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 falsified FN and Mauser markings along with “Crown/R” proofs. Full serial number is on the right side of the chamber flat, slide and frame. The left side of the frame has been fitted with a mid-frame Eibar-type safety, retained with a separate screwed-in forked spring. Original wood checkered grips. Magazine with 5 indicator holes on left side, 3 indicator holes on the right side and a falsified “Mauser Banner” floorplate. This exact pistol is pictured in the “Pistols of the Warlords 1911-1949” by Ian McCollum pages 170-171.
Unusual Chinese Warlord era pistol with dimpled, open-top slide, having a scattering of falsified FN and Mauser markings.
Original rust blue with wear as one might expect from moderately heavy use. Safety functions properly but does not always release the hammer when rotated to the fire position. Dull bore with sharp rifling. Very unusual Chinese Warlord pistol, well marked, and especially nice it was pictured in the Chinese Warlord pistol book. NOT TO BE FIRED! NOT TO BE FIRED! NOT TO BE FIRED!