Large and impressive Chinese Warlord Pistol, hybrid indigenous design, combining Mauser C96 and Star features with extended barrel and no sights. Grasping insert at rear of slide similar to Mauser with similarly designed hammer. Frame mounted thumb safety that blocks hammer, trigger system very similar to Star, butt magazine release. No grips or magazine.
Chinese Warlord Pistol, C96 Influence, Dug Up
NRA atrocious, loosely translating as Dug Up. The gun is uniformly brown and pitted with only faintly discernable markings on top of barrel hood. No SN on frame. The hammer will cock properly and the safety functions. Slide will retract fully but there is no hold open. Bore is surprisingly good with sharp rifling. Restoring this pistol would be a good winter project that might extend into the spring and summer. Maybe longer. Certain to be the topic of a lot of conversation!