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  1. The Military Mauser Forum
    Hello guys! Recently this rifle popped up on a Hungarian auction site. It is quite an interesting one, let me tell you why. The rifle has a standard Gew. 88 action, a Gew. 88 flip sight, and a jacketless barrel. The flip sight is very typical on early Chinese Type 88 rifles. Placement of the...
  2. Mannlicher, Steyr & Blackpowder Cartridge Rifles
    Recently, I've been looking through Getty Images' various period photographs of Chinese soldiers with their weapons, and I've noticed that every photo I've seen with a G88-style rifle before 1930 is missing the characteristics that distinguish the Hanyang 88. The earliest photo I can find of...
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