View Full Version : Chinese Mauser source?

03-08-2010, 1:26 PM
Well you guys were helpful in my finnish thread, I have another question. Who's the best source for chinese mausers?

03-08-2010, 1:45 PM
Rifle or broomhandle pistol?

03-08-2010, 2:47 PM
For rifles, try Omega Weapons Systems.


03-08-2010, 3:27 PM
whoops sorry rifle

I'll check out omega, thanks.

Milsurp Collector
03-08-2010, 3:46 PM
"Bore is in bad shape" http://www.gunbroker.com/Auction/ViewItem.aspx?Item=159649570

03-08-2010, 4:16 PM

Mike A
03-08-2010, 4:58 PM
I personally have never seen a Chinese-manufactured Mauser that was in what I'd call good shape. And the FN-manufactured ones are about as worn out as they could be. Somewhere there must be a nice one, but all I've seen were "rode hard and put away wet" and stayed wet for decades.

03-08-2010, 5:07 PM
That Iranian Mauser they have on the RCArms site about 1/2 way down the page is mighty tempting ;-)

03-08-2010, 7:19 PM
what type- designation is their mauser knock off? (i didnt know the chinese made one)
their m44 clone is the type 53 rifle, i believe the siminov design is type 56

03-08-2010, 7:26 PM
I'll see if I can find the American Rifleman that had the article on Chinese mausers

03-08-2010, 7:27 PM
I wouldn't call the 53 Type or the 56 Type "knock offs". Mauser needs to be identified as a rifle or a pistol. Rifles are more commonly searched as Chiang Kai Shek or "chinese mauser" on gunbroker. As far as knockoffs.....I'd say the Chinese made VZ24.

03-08-2010, 8:32 PM
you're right, that would imply cheap in quality. some of the chinese arms are good stuff- i

03-08-2010, 8:40 PM
I saw one clean Chinese Mauser on auction. For it's final price, you'd think it had a gold ingot in the stock.


03-08-2010, 9:18 PM
That Iranian Mauser they have on the RCArms site about 1/2 way down the page is mighty tempting ;-)

Indeed. I keep eying the Iraqi with markings from 4 countries. :cool: