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The C96 Mauser was a very popular handgun in China in the 1920s and 30s, which naturally led to a substantial number of domestically-produced copies of it. These ran the full range of quality, from dangerous to excellent. This particular example falls into the middle, appearing to be a pretty fair mechanical copy of the C96 action . However, it does exhibit classic Chinese misspelled markings – the workers who made these guns often did nor actually read English (or German), and made best-guess attempts at copying the markings on authentic firearms. The result was sometimes something like the Wauser.
Chinese Mystery Pistols I: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4HNaB7l2GQk
Chinese Mystery Pistols II: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VtFPgu82f1c
Chinese Mystery Pistols III: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=byEIP9mRAwA
Astra Model 900: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LZ-ksZSMIi0
Shansei .45ACP Broomhandle: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2DDc0hXk0ws
At Forgotten Weapons I think the most interesting guns out there are the most obscure ones. I try to search out experimental and prototype weapons and show you how they work, in addition to more conventional guns that you may not have heard of before. You’re much more likely to find a video on the Cei Rigotti or Webley-Fosbery here than an AR or Glock. So, do you want to learn about something new today? Then stick around!