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Recently acquired a barreled action of the first Chiang Kai-Shek rifle (AKA Type 24) in the K-block serial range. The receiver shows that it was made by Hanyang Arsenal in 1934, which is consistent with the information in Goldsmith's 'Arming The Dragon'.
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The other serialized parts which remain are numbered '1' as well.
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Curious if anyone else here has encountered a Chinese Mauser with a single-digit serial before.
 

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The year is 1945 rather than 1934. Goldsmith is incorrect about Hanyang dates. They are the same as other Chinese rifles.

A s/n 1 in the K block is very uncommon but every block had a s/n 1.
 

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Wow a s/n of 1 is cool on anything, even if it's just a sub series. Are stocks for type 24s available or do they fit fine in other Mauser stocks?

I don't know much about the intricacies of the various 98 Mauser that are the same but arent.
 

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Wow a s/n of 1 is cool on anything, even if it's just a sub series. Are stocks for type 24s available or do they fit fine in other Mauser stocks?

I don't know much about the intricacies of the various 98 Mauser that are the same but arent.
The best bet for an affordable stock would be to buy a Chinese Chiang Kai Shek rifle stock or even buy a tired Chinese Chiang Kai Shek rifle to get the stock. The Type 24 rifle is the same as the Chiang Kai Shek rifle. The model designation was changed early, I think during the first year of production.
 

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It should be interchangeable with most Mauser 98 parts. Though I'd prefer to furnish it with Chinese ones if possible. Regarding a stock, I've seen Chiang Kai-shek rifles for sale that could be used as donors. But their stocks seem to be even rougher than their receivers/barrels. I did think it'd be amusing if I could get a reproduction actually 'Made in China' , but doubt that's feasible.
 
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