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NORINCO Type 77


Semi-Automatic Service Pistol (1981)


Infantry Small Arms / The Warfighter

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The Type 77 service pistol by NORINCO of China was introduced in 1981 and taken on by a few global operators.



Authored By: Staff Writer | Last Edited: 07/30/2017 | Content ©www.MilitaryFactory.com

Specifications



Service Year
1981

Origin
China national flag graphic
China

Classification


Semi-Automatic Service Pistol


China NORth INdustries COrporation (NORINCO) - China
National flag of China China
(OPERATORS list includes past, present, and future operators when applicable)
Pistol / Sidearm
Compact design for close-quarters work or general self-defense.


Overall Length
145 mm
5.71 in
Barrel Length
86 mm
3.39 in
Empty Wgt
1.10 lb
0.50 kg
Sights


Iron Front and Rear.


Action


Semi-Automatic; Blowback

Semi-Automatic
One shot per trigger pull; self-loading or auto-loading action aided by internal mechanism; trigger management (and initial cocking) typically required by the operator; subsequent shots are aided by the unlocked / moved bolt.
Blowback Operation
Gas pressure from the rearward movement of the ignited cartridge case provides the needed bolt movement, ejecting the spent case and stripping a fresh case from the magazine.
(Material presented above is for historical and entertainment value and should not be construed as usable for hardware restoration, maintenance, or general operation - always consult official manufacturer sources for such information)


Caliber(s)*


76.17mm Type 64; 9x19mm Parabellum (model dependent).

Sample Visuals**


Graphical image of a 9mm pistol cartridge
Rounds / Feed


9- ir 15-round detachable box magazine.
Cartridge relative size chart
*May not represent an exhuastive list; calibers are model-specific dependent, always consult official manufacturer sources.
**Graphics not to actual size; not all cartridges may be represented visually; graphics intended for general reference only.
Max Eff.Range
165 ft
(50 m | 55 yd)
Muzzle Velocity
1,045 ft/sec
(319 m/sec)


Type 77 - Base Series Designation
M-77 - Export designation for Type 77
M-77B - Modified M-77
NP-20
NP-24
NP-24A
Type 77-1


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