Chinese weapons since Opium War to the Era of Warlords?

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Re: Chinese weapons since Opium War to the Era of Warlords?

Post by Mike Blake » 08 Mar 2011 08:38

Thanks - unfortuately Google Translate makes a bit of a mess of the translation so I can't make much sense of it.

I have some articles on the Jingal which I can photocopy and send you, if you put your mails address in the email you send me.

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Re: Chinese weapons since Opium War to the Era of Warlords?

Post by Peter H » 20 May 2011 11:24

Gingals in use by the Red Army 1939!

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Re: Chinese weapons since Opium War to the Era of Warlords?

Post by Mike Blake » 20 May 2011 17:15

Amazing! What a cracking photo - thanks - extending the use way beyond anything I would have thought possible!

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Re: Chinese weapons since Opium War to the Era of Warlords?

Post by YC Chen » 21 May 2011 03:11

This photo shows 8RA soldiers training with jingals. It was taken by Sha Fei(沙飞). It seems that CPC's standard armies in WW2(8RA and N4A) seldom used these obsolete weapons in battle, but almost every kind of obsolete weapons were used by partisans, militias and gangasters(my great-grandfather was a head of a gangaster band :) ) till early 1950s.
I have a lot of information about the use of these weapons in 20th century.

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Re: Chinese weapons since Opium War to the Era of Warlords?

Post by YC Chen » 28 May 2011 08:38

Here are some interesting photos that I have collected:
Small cannon from 1930s:
cannon.JPG
Obsolete iron cannons used by Feng Yuxiang's troops in the battle of Nankou, 1926:
1926南口国民军旧式铁炮.jpg
A small cannon from 1920s or 30s:
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Re: Chinese weapons since Opium War to the Era of Warlords?

Post by YC Chen » 28 May 2011 09:13

A very interesting link: cannons and big swords which were used to fight gangasters in 1920-40s were still kept by some villagers in Shanxi Province:
http://www.sn.xinhuanet.com/2004-12/07/ ... 350916.htm

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Re: Chinese weapons since Opium War to the Era of Warlords?

Post by peeved » 14 Jan 2017 08:59

Chinese arty students at Krupp, Essen from http://www.ebay.de/itm/Kruppsche-Schies ... SwkZhWTeuN

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Re: Chinese weapons since Opium War to the Era of Warlords?

Post by peeved » 14 Jan 2017 09:04

Destroyed Russian design; 76 mm field gun M1900; reportedly in 1912 Tiger Hill, Nanjing and arty limber in Peking from http://www.ebay.de/itm/332084690770?_tr ... EBIDX%3AIT and http://www.ebay.de/itm/332091106053?_tr ... EBIDX%3AIT

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Re: Chinese weapons since Opium War to the Era of Warlords?

Post by YC Chen » 15 Jan 2017 08:22

This is not Tiger Hill, since you can see ramparts of the city wall in the photo and Tiger Hill is beyond the periphery of the city wall.

And the Putilov M1900 is another mystery... I have seen this photo before but did not realize that this is a M1900. I have never seen accounts of China buying or using this gun.

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