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One of the professional factory-made Chinese warlord-era copies of the FN Model 1900 came from the Nanjing Arsenal. The arsenal was founded in 1864 as a Chinese/British private venture and eventually made a wide variety of products with a mold shop, wood shop, foundry, and other facilities. The arsenal made these pistols during the late 1910s, with observed dates being 1919 and 1920, with Chinese sources suggesting that production began in 1913.