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NORINCO Type 85

Submachine Gun (SMG) / Assault Carbine

NORINCO Type 85

Submachine Gun (SMG) / Assault Carbine

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SPECIFICATIONS
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HISTORY
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OVERVIEW



The Type 85 submachine gun is still in use with Chinese police and PLA forces.
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ORIGIN: China
YEAR: 1985
MANUFACTURER(S): China NORth INdustries COrporation (NORINCO) - China
OPERATORS: China
SPECIFICATIONS



Common measurements, and their respective conversions, are shown when possible. Calibers listed may be model/chambering dependent.
ACTION: Open Bolt; Blowback
CALIBER(S): 7.62x25mm Type 51 / TT
LENGTH (OVERALL): 628 millimeters (24.72 inches)
WEIGHT (UNLOADED): 4.19 pounds (1.90 kilograms)
RATE-OF-FIRE: 780 rounds-per-minute
VARIANTS



Series Model Variants
• Type 85 - Base Submachine Gun
• Type 85 (Silenced) - Base Submachine Gun with steel silencer; 2.5kg empty weight; 869mm length with open stock; 800 rounds per minute; 100-150m effective range; 7.62x25mm Type 64 cartridge.


HISTORY



Detailing the development and operational history of the NORINCO Type 85 Submachine Gun (SMG) / Assault Carbine.  Entry last updated on 8/17/2017. Authored by Staff Writer. Content ©www.MilitaryFactory.com.
The Chinese Type 85 submachine gun appeared in two forms in the 1980s as a budget-conscious replacement for the Type 79 submachine gun and the Type 64 silenced submachine gun. The base submachine gun featured a blowback mechanism firing from an open bolt arrangement, a steel folding stock and the option to fire single round mode or full automatic.

The silenced version of the Type 85 features a steel silencer and fires the subsonic 7.62x25mm Type 64 cartridge though the 7.62x25mm Type 51 / TT cartridge is still available to this type of weapon at the expense of stealth.

Both versions feature the folding stock and a 30-round detachable box magazine.




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