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Children of Huang Shi, The

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The Children of Huang Shi (2008)

The following weapons were used in the film The Children of Huang Shi:


Chiang Kai-shek Rifle

The Type Zhongzheng rifle, "Chiang Kai-shek", or "Type 24" rifle, was a basic Chinese copy of the German Gewehr 98 and it was shorter and lighter like the Karabiner 98k. It entered production in 1935 (year 24 in the Republican calendar) and became one of the main battle rifles of the Second Sino-Japanese War. In the film is is seen as the primary infantry rifle of Chinese forces as well as being the preferred weapon of Chen Hansheng, (Chow Yun-Fat) a Communist resistance fighter who helps Ian Hogg (Jonathan Rhys Meyers) throughout the movie.

Type Zhongzheng rifle - 7.92x57 mm
Chen Hansheng, (Chow Yun-Fat) fires the Type Zhongzheng rifle, "Chiang Kai-shek", or "Type 24" rifle.
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Arisaka Type 38

The Arisaka Type 38 is seen as the primary infantry weapon of the Japanese throughout the film. The name Type 38 comes from the 38th year of Emperor Meiji's reign (1905). An interesting note is that no Arisaka Type 99s appear to be seen in the film which could mean that all the Japanese troops in the movie were stationed in China before the Type 99 came out (1939) and continued to stay there throughout the war without updating their rifles.

Arisaka Type 38 rifle - 6.5x50mm Arisaka
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Machine guns


A Czech ZB26 Machine Gun can be seen carried by a Japanese soldier who with his other soldiers, inspect Hogg's orphan refugee column trying to escape into Mongolia in the closing days of the Second Sino-Japanese War. This is likely intended as a stand-in for the correct Japanese Type-96, which looks somewhat similar.

ZB-26 LMG - 8 x 57mm Mauser
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Nambu Type 92 Heavy Machine Gun

The Nambu Type 92 Heavy Machine Gun is seen being fired.

Nambu Type 92 Heavy Machine Gun - 7.7x58mm.
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Colt 1911A1

A Colt 1911A1 is seen when Hansheng tries to retrieve it off a table when he is about to execute captured Japanese scouts. However, Hogg stops him before he could do so. China received large quantities of 1911 handguns from the US via the Lend-Lease program and it was very popular due to its simplicity, effectiveness and reliability.

Colt M1911A1 - .45 ACP
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Nambu Type 14

A Nambu Type 14 is used by a Japanese officer.

Nambu Type 14 pistol - 8mm Nambu
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Mauser C96

The Japanese officer that stops Hogg's refugees on their way to Mongolia is seen firing the C96 "Broomhandle" Mauser in the air.

C96 Broomhandle Mauser - 7.63x25mm.
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