Shansei Arsenal Model
Approximately 8,000 Model 96 pistols were manufactured in .45 ACP caliber. Copies of Model 96 were made by Unceta (Astra) and Zulaica y Cia (Royal) and marketed by the firm of Beistegui Hermanos. These copies are covered in their own sections of this text. NOTE: Within past several years, a large quantity of Model 96 pistols exported to or made in China have been imported into United States. It has been reported that some newly made copies of Shansei .45 were recently exported from China. Proceed with caution.