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NORINCO Type 85


Submachine Gun (SMG) / Assault Carbine


The Type 85 submachine gun is still in use with Chinese police and PLA forces.
Authored By: Staff Writer | Edited: 8/17/2017
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Specifications


Year: 1985
Manufacturer(s): China NORth INdustries COrporation (NORINCO) - China
Roles: Close Quarters Battle (CQB)/Personal Security;
Action: Open Bolt; Blowback
Caliber(s): 7.62x25mm Type 51 / TT
Overall Length: 628 mm (24.72 in)
Weight (Unloaded): 4.19 lb (1.90 kg)
Rate-of-Fire: 780 rounds-per-minute
Operators: China
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.






Variants / Models



• 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.
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