Today we are looking at a high-end C96 Mauser pattern sporting carbine made by the Tsingtao Ironworks. Only a few dozen of these were made, and this one survives in excellent condition. It is a good example of how some guns in Warlord China were made by skilled craftsmen with excellent tools and with a lot of pride of workmanship. This is a copy of the Mauser pre-war commercial carbine pattern, right down to details like the full-profile slide rails and grooved rear sight.
Interested in Warlord-Era Chinese handguns? I have a whole book on them!