Standard configuration C96 with a 5.5” barrel having fixed front sight on barrel band (as typical for Hanyang made C96s) and slip-in rear sight marked 50/1000. Short extractor, one lug firing pin. Correct safety. Chinese characters on right side of frame largely obliterated by pitting and reblue. Serrated grips secured with a transverse screw. Replacement lanyard ring. No discernable import marks.
Chinese Warlord era C96 made by Hanyang Arsenal, in Wuhan, externally matching, reblued.
G- as refinished over scattered pitting. Dull/dark bore with shallow rifling. Perfect manual mechanics. One of the more unusual Chinese C96s, with recognized arsenal markings. A HISTORIC INVESTMENT! NOT TO BE FIRED! NOT TO BE FIRED! NOT BE FIRED!