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General Liu Rifle

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General Liu Rifle - 7.92x57mm Mauser

The General Liu Rifle is the common name (the rifle lacked a formal designation) of an early Chinese experimental self-loading rifle, named after its designer General Liu Qing En (Chinese: 劉慶恩, Wade-Giles: Liu Ch'ing-en), the first Superintendent of Hanyang Arsenal. General Liu wanted to design a modern self-loading rifle for China, and went to the USA in 1914 to procure machinery for the Hanyang Arsenal from the Pratt & Whitney Tool Company. Two prototypes of the rifle were first tested in Beijing in 1916, one made by Pratt & Whitney, the other made by Hanyang. The Hanyang Arsenal reported on the gun's qualities and raised a few concerns, but no more was heard about the rifle from Chinese documentations after this report. The US Army Ordnance Office also tested the rifle in 1918. The rifle's production machinery from Pratt & Whitney were delivered to Shanghai in 1919, but the rifle never entered production, and General Liu himself suffered a paralyzing stroke in 1919. The machinery were eventually repurposed for the production of bolt-action rifles instead.

The rifle's method of operation can be between gas-trap semi-auto to straight-pull bolt action by rotating a cylinder located on the muzzle. This served as a backup should the semi-automatic operation fail, which did indeed happen during testing, caused by inconsistent manufacture due to the lack of proper machinery in China.



  • Type: Semi-automatic rifle / Straight-pull bolt-action rifle
  • Caliber: 7.92×57mm Mauser
  • Length: 48.2 in (122.4 cm)
  • Barrel length: 25.5 in (64.8 cm)
  • Weight: 10.4 lbs (4.7 kg)
  • Feed System: 6-round fixed box magazine
  • Fire Modes: Straight-pull Bolt Action, Semi-Auto

The General Liu Rifle and variants can be seen in the following films, television series, video games, and anime used by the following actors:

Video Games

Game Title Appears as Mods Notation Release Date
Battlefield 1 Introduced in "In the Name of the Tsar" DLC (2017) 2016

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