I recently came across a pair of these pistols, both in 7.62x25, one marked "Type 54" and the other marked "Type 54-1". Both say "made in China by Norinco" on the left side of the slide and they both look like newer imported pistols, not war "bring backs". The 54-1 has import markings of "CSI ONT CA" on the right hand side of the slide, but the straight 54 has no import markings at all on it, on the right side of the slide, or anywhere else I could see. Both have the safety at the rear left of the receiver. Wondering if someone can explain this a bit? Is the Type 54 without the import markings just a "mistake", i.e. likely was an import that just for some reason missed out on getting stamped with the import markings? Any real differences between these two models?
(Sorry, typed too fast, and can't edit the title..... obviously, it is supposed to be Norinco!)