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NORINCO QBZ-03 (Type 03)

Assault Rifle / Assault Carbine

The QBZ-03, also recognized as the Type 03, is another in the long line of small arms produced by China-based NORINCO.
Authored By: Staff Writer | Edited: 7/31/2017
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Year: 2003
Manufacturer(s): China NORth INdustries COrporation (NORINCO) - China
Action: Gas-Operated; Rotating Bolt System; Selective-Fire
Caliber(s): 5.8x42mm DBP87; 5.56x45mm NATO (model dependent).
Sights: Iron Front and Rear.
Overall Length: 950 mm (37.40 in)
Weight (Unloaded): 7.72 lb (3.50 kg)
Muzzle Velocity: 3,050 feet-per-second (930 meters-per-second)
Rate-of-Fire: 650 rounds-per-minute
Effective Range: 1,475 ft (450 m; 492 yd)
Operators: China

Variants / Models

• QBZ-03 - Base Series Designation; original production model.
• QBZ-03 UP
• T03
• T03A
• EM3513
• EM3513A
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