NORINCO Type 85 Submachine Gun (SMG) / Assault Carbine
Updated: 8/17/2017; Authored By Staff Writer; Content ©www.MilitaryFactory.com
The Type 85 submachine gun is still in use with Chinese police and PLA forces.
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.