The Norinco Type 86S is a bullpup assault rifle from The People's Republic of China.

History[edit | edit source]

The Type 86S was exported to the United States during the 1980s by China Sports, the "civilian" name for Norinco in the United States. However, because the US Government passed a bill in accordance with the Violent Crime Control and Law Enforcement Act, all importation stopped by 1994 when less than 2000 were made.

Design Details[edit | edit source]

The Type 86S is derived from an AK-style design, but departs from the usual AK-style design in a few ways, such as the fire control group being housed in a section of the receiver behind the pistol grip. The selector switch is on the right side of the receiver and is thumb-shaped. The charging handle is located under the carrying handle, similar to the later QBZ and QBB-95s. The weapon has a folding foregrip, and the rear sight is a peep sight adjustable via a cam, which can be adjusted to 100-, 200- and 300-meter ranges via the turn of a knob. The front and rear sights are mounted on the weapon's combination gas tube, clamped tightly and secured onto the receiver.

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