Discussions on all aspects of China, from the beginning of the First Sino-Japanese War till the end of the Chinese Civil War. Hosted by YC Chen.
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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.
Its on display in some museum.
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- Location: Finland
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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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Did this sniper rfile ever see combat in the second sino-japanese war and world war 2?
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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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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.