While travelling around a few weekends ago in search of a new vehicle, I spied a few new pawn shops I didn't know about before, so this past Saturday we loaded up and did a short crawl to check out their offerings.
Found this pistol in the display case, saw the markings on the slide and remembered that this indicated Chinese military use. It is a Century Arms import, with the added safety on the side of the frame, only one screw to keep the saefty from coming out. With the Chinese symbols on the top of the slide, I knew it had to have a new home, it definitely wasn't made for the US market like the TU90's and others I've had in the past.
Behind the safety is stamped 99, pictures of others on like show a 66, indicating the year of manufacture from what I was lead to believe.
I read up on them some and felt like Santa should allow for this to come home with me as my Christmas present.
All matching numbers where I could find them, slide, frame, barrel, Hammer Assembly, barrel bushing and magazine.
The bore is bright and shiny too. Only one magazine with the pistol, but I'm glad it matched!!
It came with a commercial US made holster that needed to be stitched back together all down the trigger side of the holster too, but that will do until I can find a Chinese corduroy lined leather holster for it to go into.