What is this Sniper Rifle that the Nationalist Army holding?

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ChronoZX
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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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