Large Chinese Warlord pistol, 7.63mm, the exact gun pictured in “Pistols of the Warlords” book by McCollum, pages 130 -131. Standard configuration Chinese artisan pistol with round base magazine from the Chinese Civil War era, littered with nonsense English letters and a few spurious proofs around the top of the chamber, with 6.25” barrel, fixed Mauser profile front sight, missing tangent rear sight and extractor. Single action, blow back, with external hammer. Barrel fixed by two transverse screws through frame. Broadly serrated grips, each panel secured with two screws, round butt. Bottom magazine release. Unmarked magazine with 3 large indicator holes.
Chinese, Warlord Pistol, SITNBS, PCA-109
Original finish that has largely faded to a grey brown. Firing pin sticks forward when struck by hammer. Manual operation otherwise fine. Dark bore as typical from hand guns of this period. One of the more unusual large frame Chinese pistols, especially nice in that it is chambered for the 7.63mm Mauser cartridge. NOT TO BE FIRED! NOT TO BE FIRED! NOT TO BE FIRED!