wehrmacht awards


Go Back   Wehrmacht-Awards.com Militaria Forums > Wehrmacht Uniforms and Equipment > Firearms Forum

Firearms Forum Focused on the guns of the Third Reich, but posts on firearms from other WW II countries are also welcomed.

Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes

Old 01-29-2013, 07:10 PM   #16
rajko84
Association Member
 
rajko84's Avatar
 
rajko84 is offline
Join Date: Jul 2009
Location: florida
Posts: 5,906
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by DaveR View Post
these markings are on chinese made broomhandles from the 1920's to 1949 from what i found for information.
Thank you Dave.
__________________
Collecting anything millitary from kingdom of Serbia and kingdom of Yugoslavia
  Reply With Quote

Old 01-29-2013, 07:17 PM   #17
rajko84
Association Member
 
rajko84's Avatar
 
rajko84 is offline
Join Date: Jul 2009
Location: florida
Posts: 5,906
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by phil337 View Post
in my opinion the whole pistol looks buffed and reblued also the engraved markings look new and fresh, maybe added after the buff and reblue?
I got a hold of the guy who sold it to me, and he told me that the company that he got it from, had them redone when they got them from China. He said that they were in very bad shape. That explains the condition of this pistol.
__________________
Collecting anything millitary from kingdom of Serbia and kingdom of Yugoslavia
  Reply With Quote

Old 01-29-2013, 08:38 PM   #18
Johnny Peppers
Member
 
Johnny Peppers is offline
Join Date: Feb 2010
Location: Arkansas
Posts: 2,596
Default

This is the reason I say it is a copy of a copy. The photo of a photo is a Chinese copy of a Mauser Schnellfuerer made in 1943 according to the date on the pistol. As far as I know the Schnellfuerer was the only Mauser C96 (M1932) with a detachable magazine. According to BATFE, once an automatic, always an automatic. It just appears that the pistol is of recent manufacture in semi-automatic configuration.

Hasn't importation of Chinese military pistols been banned for over 20 years?

  Reply With Quote

Old 01-30-2013, 09:41 AM   #19
DaveR
Member
 
DaveR is offline
Join Date: Oct 2006
Location: midwest USA
Posts: 254
Default

just looking on the net i found this.
http://www.gunsinternational.com/Chi...n_id=100308949
  Reply With Quote

Old 01-30-2013, 10:25 AM   #20
rajko84
Association Member
 
rajko84's Avatar
 
rajko84 is offline
Join Date: Jul 2009
Location: florida
Posts: 5,906
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by DaveR View Post
just looking on the net i found this.
http://www.gunsinternational.com/Chi...n_id=100308949
Thank you Dave.
__________________
Collecting anything millitary from kingdom of Serbia and kingdom of Yugoslavia
  Reply With Quote

Old 01-31-2013, 08:49 AM   #21
Johnny Peppers
Member
 
Johnny Peppers is offline
Join Date: Feb 2010
Location: Arkansas
Posts: 2,596
Default

A little research on the internet turns up the history of the pistol. The pistol was an original Chinese copy of the Mauser Schnellfuerer dating from the late 1930's to early 1940's, and as such could not be imported into the U.S. The uppers were retained, and new semi auto lowers were built in the same configuration with the detachable magazine and the Chinese Koumintang markings were copied with an electric engraver, less the date, on the new receivers. This dates to the 1980's.
  Reply With Quote

Old 01-31-2013, 12:08 PM   #22
rajko84
Association Member
 
rajko84's Avatar
 
rajko84 is offline
Join Date: Jul 2009
Location: florida
Posts: 5,906
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Johnny Peppers View Post
A little research on the internet turns up the history of the pistol. The pistol was an original Chinese copy of the Mauser Schnellfuerer dating from the late 1930's to early 1940's, and as such could not be imported into the U.S. The uppers were retained, and new semi auto lowers were built in the same configuration with the detachable magazine and the Chinese Koumintang markings were copied with an electric engraver, less the date, on the new receivers. This dates to the 1980's.
Thank you Johnny. Did you maybe find out how many of them got imported in US?
__________________
Collecting anything millitary from kingdom of Serbia and kingdom of Yugoslavia
  Reply With Quote

Old 01-31-2013, 07:26 PM   #23
Johnny Peppers
Member
 
Johnny Peppers is offline
Join Date: Feb 2010
Location: Arkansas
Posts: 2,596
Default

Sorry, but did not find any figures for number imported. I would think that the available number of select fire pistols would have been low.
  Reply With Quote

Old 01-31-2013, 08:35 PM   #24
rajko84
Association Member
 
rajko84's Avatar
 
rajko84 is offline
Join Date: Jul 2009
Location: florida
Posts: 5,906
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Johnny Peppers View Post
Sorry, but did not find any figures for number imported. I would think that the available number of select fire pistols would have been low.
Thank you.
__________________
Collecting anything millitary from kingdom of Serbia and kingdom of Yugoslavia
  Reply With Quote
Reply

Bookmarks


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On

Forum Jump






vBulletin skins developed by: eXtremepixels
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.11
Copyright ©2000 - 2018, vBulletin Solutions Inc.
Copyright Wehrmacht-Awards.com