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Old August 5, 2009, 01:07 AM   #1
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An unknown gun?Pls check it.

Hi Experts
I am from China.WW1 and WW2 were happend in our land.This gun was left by my grandfather.He was also know few of gun. Now I am owning this gun,I want to know further about it.Counld you tell me anything that you know or give me some key information.

Look forward to your reply.
Many Thanks!

the link of the gun pictures:
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Old August 5, 2009, 03:52 AM   #2
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I know Xinhua is a news agency, but does it have any other significance?

Unusual is an understatement. Marked "Xinhua" in the western alphabet, English writing in another area. I'm guessing that it's a homemade piece from somewhere around 1896, made from pieces of different guns, probably in one of the areas where the British held sway. That's my guess.

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Old August 8, 2009, 12:39 AM   #3
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Thank you for your suggestion.But I think "xinhua" is the other country's word except Chinese.
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