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Norinco NR-81S

At the beginning of the 80s, the People’s Liberation Army of the People’s Republic of China and the People’s Armed Police entered service with the first assault rifle, which was developed by Chinese specialists. She remained in service until the 2000's. Millions of copies were issued, which entered the army of many states in different parts of the world.

Although outwardly it looks like the famous AK, the Type 81 uses the Simonov carbine principle with a shortened gas piston stroke and a number of improvements that reduce recoil. At the end of the 80, a civilian version of the rifle was created, which fell into the list of "allowed" weapons for the American market for several months - in 1989, it was forbidden to import it, the website reports

To date, the specialists of North China Industries Corporation (NORINCO) have completely refined the concept by launching the production of a new semi-automatic version of the civilian Type 81 assault rifle, which received the designation NR-81.

The NR-81 rifle uses 7.62x39mm cartridges and magazines from an AK machine gun. It is completely steel with accessories made from brown plastic.

Three different versions of the rifle were created: NR-81S, NR-81S1 with the same receiver (45 barrel length, cm), but the NR-81S has a fixed butt, and the NR-81S1 has a folding metal butt with a plastic insert. Model NR-81S2 - is a civilian version of the Type 81 light machine gun with a modified butt, as well as a weighted and elongated barrel with folding bipod.
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  1. svp67
    svp67 25 March 2014 08: 04
    Although outwardly similar to the famous AK, Type 81 uses the principle of the Simonov SKS carbine with a shortened gas piston stroke and a number of improvements that reduce recoil.
    China in all its glory, take someone else's and do their own ...
    1. StolzSS
      StolzSS 25 March 2014 18: 03
      Normally they did what we were too lazy to do. There was an idea to make such a little thing, but it was pushed ... hi
  2. inkass_98
    inkass_98 25 March 2014 08: 38
    Quote: svp67
    China in all its glory, take someone else's and do their own ...

    Since both SCS and AK were made in China, it was quite logical to create all kinds of hybrids of these weapons. They did SCS with the store from AK. For SCS, the gas exhaust system is more compact than that of the AK, but it is clearly visible that the receiver of this product is much longer than the original AK. What are the innovations - xs.
  3. On the bayonet
    On the bayonet 25 March 2014 08: 57
    And in general it looks like a product from Malaya Arnautskaya) Cooperative "knee-high" production.
  4. predator.3
    predator.3 25 March 2014 09: 48
    A little AK, add a little SCS, put in the oven and take out the Chinese dish Norinco NR-81S in an hour laughing lol Ah yes hunhuzy! oh yes bitch children!
  5. les103284
    les103284 25 March 2014 10: 46
    It is no secret that industrial espionage, and even more so in the military field, plus open sources of information, is a long-term prospect for all developed countries of the world. And, we must pay tribute to the Chinese brothers, here they have succeeded in something! This sample cannot be called an innovation and a "breakthrough" in weapon design, but as a design idea it will do.
  6. Tankist_1980
    Tankist_1980 25 March 2014 12: 27
    Shnyaga shnyazhnaya ...
    1. Ilya Mikhalych
      Ilya Mikhalych 25 March 2014 15: 33
      community life ...
  7. zeleznijdorojnik
    zeleznijdorojnik 25 March 2014 14: 00
    I held it in my hands in the year 94, it was not impressive in terms of quality, but I did not shoot.
    1. zeleznijdorojnik
      zeleznijdorojnik 26 March 2014 10: 45
      The Chinese here got wound up - minus?
  8. Gagarin
    Gagarin 25 March 2014 15: 42
    Kytaytsy ... everything is as usual. Is anyone surprised?
  9. Ilya Mikhalych
    Ilya Mikhalych 25 March 2014 16: 14
    Nothing special . Better than nothing .
  10. twviewer
    twviewer 25 March 2014 17: 43

    rate yourself
  11. roma-belij
    roma-belij 25 March 2014 21: 37
    N-yes, not super (((I would be afraid to go into such a battle. Ours is more reliable !!!
  12. Assistant
    Assistant 25 March 2014 22: 55
    And what is the deep meaning of the creation of such a hybrid? Make the return a little softer at the cost of a little less reliability in difficult operating conditions?
  13. Sledgehammer
    Sledgehammer 26 March 2014 00: 44
    The rifle store went ahead about five centimeters because the trigger mechanism from the SCS,
    gas outlet from AK, plus the sight is clearly simplified. Hybrid to get around a patent smile .
  14. akmoa781
    akmoa781 26 March 2014 07: 19
    An interesting example of small arms, how it behaves when used and what it has, a bayonet knife probably is, but the length of the weapon, and in general compared to our AK, what is it better?
    I heard that all the same quality is not up to par and is much inferior to our AK? If anyone knows what, tell me.
  15. vkrav
    vkrav 27 March 2014 15: 45
    Yes, the Chinese and SCS did with a detachable store and automatic fire ... Just played with the design ...