In 98% mint crisp condition we have a nearly impossible to find non-import marked 1938 Chinese Contract FN High Power Pistol. This pistol was shipped to the Nationalist Chinese Government from FN on July 8, 1938. It has the Type 1 rear sight and would have been shipped with a flat board shoulder stock. This pistol has been through a period arsenal Chinese arsenal overhaul as the Barrel is a non-numbered period correct FN barrel out the supply of spare parts that would have been sent with the order. Otherwise the parts are factory original. The bore is excellent as well.
Pre War Chinese Contract High Powers are extremely problematic to obtain. The reason for this is that most of them were used up during the fighting WWII and the Chinese Civil War. The few survivors were exported to the US in the 1990’s by Keng’s Firearms out of Georgia and they were in deplorable condition, completely worn out and just completely trashed like those old worn out Broomhandle Pistols we all remember. That makes this example an extreme rarity as far as condition and preservation. This will be a must have item for any Chinese Military collector or FN collector.