A visit to the Beijing Military Museum


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ChronoCube
December 3, 2010, 04:22 AM
I went to the Military Museum in Beijing this past summer. Here are the photos I took of the firearms there. Some of them I haven't yet identified. Lots of interesting stuff in there. :)

http://www.flickr.com/photos/50712851@N07/sets/72157625393441553/detail/

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Ian
December 3, 2010, 07:05 AM
The rifle in the photo with the Johnson is a Pedersen self-loader. The ZH29 is in fact a ZH29 (they are rare, but do show up). The top LMG in the photo with the RPK is a Msdsen variant, and I think the middle one is a modified Japanese Type 11 (not too confident on that, though). The guns with the MG42 are both BAR variants. The 1919A6 is missing it's stock and booster, and the gun below it is a Johnson 1944. In one of the other LMG photos, the Bren is actually a ZB26, and the guns below it are a Chatellerault and an MG13.

Cool collection! They really have some neat stuff. There was a lot of interesting development and modification done by the Chinese, and it would be great to see a good collection of it.

Bohemus
December 3, 2010, 07:16 AM
Nice collection, would like to see it

http://www.flickr.com/photos/50712851@N07/5228640694/in/set-72157625393441553/ - Chauchat in middle and the one above is ZB vz.26.
http://www.flickr.com/photos/50712851@N07/5228044759/in/set-72157625393441553/
SA vz.48 (SA 23-26, not sure..) up right.
http://www.flickr.com/photos/50712851@N07/5228639444/in/set-72157625393441553/
All those "Brens" are vz.26/30 actually :-) They were expoted to China before ww2

9mmepiphany
December 3, 2010, 03:15 PM
These aren't Lugers, they are WW II Japanese military pistols...mostly Type 14 and Type 64 I believe

http://www.flickr.com/photos/50712851@N07/5228636576/in/set-72157625393441553/

Acera
December 3, 2010, 07:21 PM
Probably think that the top machine gun has been mislabeled as a M1919 when it is probably a ANM2 .30-caliber machine gun converted to the "stinger" field modification popular with Marines.


http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5169/5228639564_3617a99592_b.jpg

Hatterasguy
December 3, 2010, 10:43 PM
Cool collection, whats the rifle that's at the top of the M1 carbine display?

ChronoCube
December 4, 2010, 02:26 AM
Cool collection, whats the rifle that's at the top of the M1 carbine display?

I totally missed that, I don't know what its but it seems to be a cut-down bolt action that has been rechambered to .30 Carbine and converted to accept M1 carbine mags.

Frank Exchange Of Views
December 4, 2010, 04:35 AM
That looks to be a Soviet-era Maxim-Tokarev and not an AN-M2 "Stinger."

The feed block and particularly the crank handle are what give it away, these dated from when they were trying to build a "lightweight" MG sometime in the middle 1920's before adopting the DP-27.

Some very interesting and even surprising (to me at least) firearms there.

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