Large and impressive blowback pistol, period renickled, caliber 7.63mm, made for the Chinese Warlords between 1911-1949 with ornate carved grips. Features include 5.75in barrel with fixed front sight and miniature notched rear sight. Open slide with top mounted extractor. Single action with internal hammer. Left side of slide marked with nonsense characters and serial number (twice). Central hole to drive out the rear barrel fixation pin. Left sided tang safety. Wood grips carved and painted, the right panel having a repair at upper rear corner. Small lanyard ring mounted on left frame near bottom magazine release. Unmarked magazine with 7 indicator holes and fixed base. This EXACT pistol pictured in “Pistols of the Warlords” text by Ian McCollum on pages 188-189.
Chinese Arsenal Warlord Pistol, Large Open Slide, Ornate Carved Grips, Documented, 7.63mm, 10293, PCA-161
VG, as period renickled, with subsequent oxidative changes. Repinned extractor. Left grip with small crack from the upper screw to top of panel. The right panel has had the upper left corner repaired. Slightly dull bore with very sharp rifling. Perfect manual mechanics. A great, impressive, and well documented Chinese Warlord Pistol.