Although a number of Chinese pistols were closely copied from their Western counter parts, that was not always the case; a number of indigenously designed guns were nothing short of a fantastic steampunk compositions. This pistol is one of those extraordinary hybrids, the gun functioning as a blowback despite being chambered for the 7.63mm cartridge. The only marking on the gun is the serial number that is repeated on the barrel, slide, frame, and magazine floorplate. Partially matching numbers are on the slide/bolt insert and hammer. The rear of the slide has a grasping insert to simulate a C96 bolt, a mimicry reflected by the form of the hammer. Short safety lever mounted on the left tang. Horizontally serrated grips. Magazine with bottom release.
Chinese Warlord, External Hammer, Documented, 7.63mm, 283, PCA-151
Generally a grey-brown gun with loosely fitting parts, nicely marked, with proper manual function. A very unusual pistol, unique in form, as typical of indigenous Chinese manufacture during the height of the Warlord Period with matching magazine.