WONDERFUL ORIGINAL AND ALL MATCHING SHANSEI TYPE 17 .45 ACP BROOMHANDLE WITH STOCK

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WONDERFUL ORIGINAL AND ALL MATCHING SHANSEI TYPE 17 .45 ACP BROOMHANDLE WITH STOCK.

22-3082

Cal. 45 ACP
S# 1601

The Shansei Arsenal made approx. 9,000 broomhandles in .45 ACP, this being one of the earlier examples. As per virtually all of these guns it has a 5.5″ bbl., a fixed front sight & slip in rear sight graded 100-1000. Short ectractor single lug firing pin. The left side of the frame is marked with 3 Chinese characters that translate “Type Semi Automatic Pistol” (The earliest of these guns were marked w/a different set of characters that translated “Type 17” Right side of frame references the manufacturer, year of production (in this case 1929) & location in the Shansei Province. Full S# is on the left chamber flat, top of bolt, back of hammer, subframe, frame & boltstop. Extensive disassembly shows all matching S#s in the usual locations. Each of the original grips is penciled w/ the matching “1601”. Lanyard ring present.

UNATTACHED ACCESSORIES: accompanied by a blonde & unmarked reproduction shoulder stock w/ a leather carrier.

An extraordinarily nice ensemble seldom seen w/this level of original condition & w/ all matching parts, nicely enhanced by the accompanying stock.

STATUS: CURIO.

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