Rock Island Auction Company

Lot 1458: Two Chinese Semi-Automatic Pistols

Auction Date: April 24, 2015

Collector's Lot of Two Chinese Semi-Automatic Pistols

Price Realized:
Estimated Price: $950 - $1,600

A) Chinese Copy of a Mauser/Mannlicher Type Semi-Automatic Pistol

Manufacturer: Chinese
Model: Semi-Automatic
Type: Pistol
Gauge: 7.65 mm auto
Barrel: 5 7/8 inch round
Finish: blue
Grip: horn
Stock:
Item Views: 2262
Serial Number:
Catalog Page: 177
Class: Curio & Relic Handgun
Description:

A Chinese copy of a European semi-automatic pistol with features similar to those found on a Mauser or Mannlicher pistol . The frame and slide are marked with various Belgian style proof marks and the word "NATIONALE" as well as other false European style stampings. This is common on Chinese copies of European pistols of the early 20th century. It was thought that more discerning Chinese buyers would prefer a Belgian or German pistol, and these were meant to simulate the correct markings. Hammer fired and using a simple blowback action. With a fixed elevated blade front and a false tangent rear sight. Grips are horn with decorative bullseye carvings.

Rating Definition:

Fair. Incomplete with some traces of blue finish in protected areas. The balance has aged to a primarily gray patina with minor dings, edge wear, light spotting and some scattered pitting. Grips are good with some slight chipping and handling marks. Mechanically good.



B) Chinese Copy of a Mauser Type Semi-Automatic Pistol

Manufacturer: Chinese
Model: Semi-Automatic
Type: Pistol
Gauge: 7.65 mm auto
Barrel: 4 5/8 inch round
Finish: blue
Grip: plastic
Stock:
Item Views: 2262
Serial Number:
Catalog Page: 177
Class: Curio & Relic Handgun
Description:

A Chinese copy of a European semi-automatic pistol with features similar to those found on various Mauser type pistols. The frame and slide are marked with various German style proof marks and the words "NAUONALE"; this is no doubt a misspelling of "NATIONALE". The right side of the frame has a Mauser banner stamp. This is common on Chinese copies of European pistols of the early 20th century. It was thought that more discerning Chinese buyers would prefer a Belgian or German pistol, and these were meant to simulate the correct markings. With a fixed pinched blade front and a false tangent rear sight, stamped with random numbers to simulate range increments, serrated ring type hammer and smooth plastic grips.

Rating Definition:

Fine with 30% original blue finish primarily in protected areas. The balance has a mottled mostly gray patina with some edge wear, light spotting and minor pitting. Grips are good but slightly undersized. Mechanically very good.



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