What is this Sniper Rifle that the Nationalist Army holding?

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What is this Sniper Rifle that the Nationalist Army holding?

Post by ChronoZX » 28 Nov 2018 00:53

I don't think the Nationalist Chinese army ever use Sniper Rifles but captured Type 97 or Type 99 Arisaka sniper. Or they never mount scopes on their Chiang kai-shek rifles (Type 24 Zhongzheng rifle).

I found this particular picture of the Nationalist holding some kind of civilian rifle on some Chinese website.
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Its on display in some museum.
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Re: What is this Sniper Rifle that the Nationalist Army holding?

Post by SVaaka » 04 Dec 2018 12:37

Not a same gun.

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Re: What is this Sniper Rifle that the Nationalist Army holding?

Post by north2014 » 18 Mar 2019 23:04

The one in the museum has a Mauser 98 bolt. So, it would probably be German, Czechoslovak or Belgian in origin. Large amounts of rifles and other military equipment were obtain from those countries 1928-39. Scope mounted military rifles were not much in vogue during that time in any army.

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Re: What is this Sniper Rifle that the Nationalist Army holding?

Post by Cheerio_Fujisaki » 28 Aug 2019 01:11

Did this sniper rfile ever see combat in the second sino-japanese war and world war 2?

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Re: What is this Sniper Rifle that the Nationalist Army holding?

Post by Bertill622 » 28 Aug 2019 20:37

Hi!
1. The rifles, scopes and mounta are not the same.
2. The rifle in picture 1 is a hunting or sports rifle in small calibre. Including chekering at the grip and a small Schnabel tip at the for end of the stock.
3. It looks like someone can make the best/worse out of Photoshop. Drop it here and see what happens.
4. The rifle including scope and mount in picture 2 is a hunting/sports rifle, with a Mauser bolt-action.

Just take a deep look at the first picture.

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Re: What is this Sniper Rifle that the Nationalist Army holding?

Post by Stiltzkin » 29 Aug 2019 02:21

Looks like some kind of 98 hunting/sporter (type B)/alpine or M03 variant, perhaps a Danzig rifle (post WWI) or a Westley Richards? The earliest variant was a 356. Mauser sporting rifles were also made under license in Herstal and various Swedish firms.

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