Rock Island Auction Company

Lot 1455: Unusual Chinese Mauser/Mannlicher Style Semi-Automatic Pistol

Auction Date: April 24, 2015

Price Realized:
Estimated Price: $1,500 - $2,500

Unusual Chinese Mauser/Mannlicher Style Semi-Automatic Pistol

Manufacturer: Chinese
Model: Semi-Automatic
Type: Pistol
Gauge: 7.65 mm auto
Barrel: 4 3/4 inch round
Finish: blue
Grip: hardwood
Item Views: 2460
Serial Number:
Catalog Page: 177
Class: Curio & Relic Handgun

Produced by an unknown maker, this pistol is marked with an assortment of seemingly random strings of letters along with the occasional "U.S.A." (sic), and the numbers on the tangent rear sight are randomly assigned and go higher than you can actually move the slider. Additionally, the pistol appears to combine a number of different styled components with a grip and trigger arrangement inspired by either a Mannlicher pistol or early Spanish product and a straight blowback-driven slide that appears patterned off the receiver of a Mauser broomhandle. Fitted with blade front and tangent rear sights, a small ring Mauser style hammer, smooth trigger, checkered grips, and a side-mounted magazine release button.

Rating Definition:

Fine with 60% of the original blue finish showing areas of gray and brown patina, mild spotting and scattered handling marks. The grips are very good with a few light dings. Mechanically very good. This pistol has broad appeal in that it would fit nicely in both a Mauser or Mannlicher pistol collection!

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