Arming the Dragon: Mauser Rifle Production in China

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Arming the Dragon, Mauser Rifle Production in China 1895-1950 by Dolf L. Goldsmith
A detailed study of Chinese Mausers that helps collectors to understand the serial numbers and other markings on these fascinating rifles that were produced at a variety of arsenals throughout China. This is a comb-bound guide rather than a professionally produced book, so do not expect fancy pictures or typesetting. However, this is nonetheless a very useful tool that is simply packed with practical data and is very highly recommended.


  • Softcover, comb-bound with plastic covers
  • 8.5″ x 11″
  • 47 pages plus fold out map
  • 100 b&w photos/illus.
  • 1996 Printing

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    This booklet covers a unique area of collecting. In doing so, it answers many other questions about China, the war with Japan, the development of modern arms production in china and the creation of the present Chinese government. Well worth the price and indispensible to identify chinese made rifles through WW II.

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