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|Title:||RIFLE, MILITARY - CHINESE RIFLE MODEL 1918 MODEL B LIU SEMI-AUTOMATIC 7.92MM|
|Date of Manufacture:||1918-1921|
|Catalog Number:||SPAR 7248|
|Measurements:||OL:122.5CM 48 1/4" BL: 25 1/2"|
CHINESE RIFLE MODEL 1918 MODEL B LIU SEMI-AUTOMATIC 7.92MM
Manufactured by Hanyang Arsenal, Hanyang, China - Tested in 1918. Weapon has an overall length of 48 1/4" and a barrel length of 25 1/2".
Receiver: Chinese markings. (General Liu Self-Loading Gun manufactured at Hanyang Arsenal."
Weapon donated to Springfield Armory Museum, Inc. by R. Alexander Montgomery of Villanova, Pa. on 3 June 1976.
"General E.T. Liu (Republic of China) Experimental Semi-Automatic Rifle; Cal. 7.92m/m Ser. No. B (Mkd. under the Stock). Developed circa 1918-1923 by Gen. Liu, with characteristics of the Danish Bang Rifle. The chamber is marked in Chinese characters: 'General Liu Self-Loading Gun manufactured at Hanyang Arsenal.' Gun measures 45 5/8" over-all. Bbl. length is: 26 1/8". Wt. is: 10 lbs. 6 oz. w/o Bayonet.
It has with it an experimentally designed Knife Bayonet, double-edged, not marked.
This rifle is probably unigue and is described and pictured on pp. 147 and 148 of 'Hatcher's Notebook', by Maj. Gen. J.S. Hatcher (1947/52). Also: 'The Book of the Garand,' by Hatcher, pp. 20 and 21.
Estimated value of Rifle w/Bayonet....$6,750." - Raymond Spiller, Appraiser, June, 1976.
Label attached by string to triggerguard: Gen. E.T. Liu/Exper. Semi Auto/Rifle 1918-1921/? Model/Cal. 7.92mm.
Notes: According to Army records rifle originally had experimental bayonet attached.
See, Hatcher's Notebook, pp. 147-148. Book of the Garand, pp. 20, 21, 60, 62 and 70.
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