Rock Island Auction Company

Lot 1732: Chinese Type 50 Submachine Gun

Auction Date: April 14, 2018

Scarce Korean War Fully Automatic Class III/NFA C&R Registered Chinese Type 50 Submachine Gun with Magazines and Accessories

Price Realized:
Estimated Price: $18,000 - $27,500

Scarce Korean War Fully Automatic Class III/NFA C&R Registered Chinese Type 50 Submachine Gun with Magazines and Accessories

Manufacturer: China State Arsenals
Model: Type 50
Type: Machine gun
Gauge: 7.62 mm Tokarev
Barrel: 10 inch round
Finish: blue
Stock: hardwood
Item Views: 7787
Item Interest: Very Active
Serial Number:
Catalog Page: 316
Class: Class III

This is a very nice example of a Korean War era, Chinese manufactured Type 50 submachine gun. These were probably the most emblematic WWII submachine gun used and manufactured in the millions by the Russians and then used by the Chinese after WWII, throughout the Korean War and well into the late 1950s. They fired from an open bolt, using the standard 7.62 X 25mm pistol cartridge with an 900 rds/min cyclic rate of fire. The top of the receiver is stamped with several "Chinese characters" over serial number "626/1952". They used a stamped and formed sheet-metal receiver/barrel jacket with a stamped lower receiver group. The only machined components were really the bolt and barrel and maybe a couple internal parts. It has a two-position flip rear sight with a post front sight. It has a blue/black type metal finish with a Chinese hardwood stock. The lower receiver group, buttstock and bolt are all numbered "1954". It is complete with two, 50 round, drum magazines, two thirty round stick magazines with a compliment of spare parts that include a stripped bolt, barrel, internal springs, and magazine loader and magazine adapter.

Rating Definition:

Very fine with 60% plus of its blue/black type finish remaining overall with light wear and blue loss on the edges and high spot with slightly more fading on top of the receiver. The stock is in very good condition with its original varnished finish showing light pressure marks, handling marks and scratches on the sides. The various spare accessories/components are all in very good condition. NOTE: This item is restricted as a National Firearms Act (NFA), fully transferable Class 3, which is registered with the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, (BATFE) that is classified as a "Curios or Relic" as defined in 27 CFR, 478.11. These weapons are still subject to the provisions of 18 U.S.C. Chapter 44 and 27 CFR part 478.

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