A ran across this in my gun safe the other day. It is a "Chinese" 1900 Browning pistol. Little is known about these guns, except that are hand made copies of the 1900 Browning model. It is believed that most were made for use in China between WWI and WWII. The origins are some what murky. They usually have fake Belgium proof marks and often the Mauser banner. Because of the use of Broomhandle Mausers in China, the logo was familiar to non-English speakers. Commonly, they are in .32 acp caliber, reasonable for a blow-back design. This gun is a bit unusual, having its original leather lined canvass holster. Lacking either in imagination, or not not having a full set of number stamps, some bare the same serial number. However, I sometimes think the makers were given an example and told to make an exact copy. They then used the serial number of the example.
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