Great book(s) on Chinese Arms and Ammo


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A few years ago, Bin Shih wrote a book on Chinese small arms from the 2nd Sino-Japanese War (1937-1945). The Chinese language edition has great color photos and there is an English version with smaller B&W pictures.

He has just brought out an updated version in both Chinese and English.

Book link here:
chinesefirearms.com/ad2.html

Here is a review:
forums.gunboards.com/showthread. … (1937-1945

A video review here, he has the older Chinese edition from 2011:
youtube.com/watch?v=XH6qsgw0szI

Some of you may know Bin. He and I wrote an article some years ago on Chinese headstamps, and he provided a lot of support to Ken Elks for his recent book on Chinese ammunition.

Bin’s books are great references for an area that is, in my opinion, understudied in the West.

Cheers,
Lew