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NORINCO Type 85


Submachine Gun (SMG) / Assault Carbine


China | 1985



"The Type 85 submachine gun is still in use with Chinese police and PLA forces."

Performance
Performance specifications presented assume optimal operating conditions for the NORINCO Type 85. Information presented is strictly for general reference and should not be misconstrued as useful for hardware restoration or operation.
780
Rounds-Per-Minute
Rate-of-Fire
Physical
The physical qualities of the NORINCO Type 85. Information presented is strictly for general reference and should not be misconstrued as useful for hardware restoration or operation.
628 mm
24.72 in
O/A Length
4.19 lb
1.90 kg
Weight
Open Bolt; Blowback
Action
7.62x25mm Type 51 / TT
Caliber(s)
30-round detachable box magazine
Feed
Variants
Notable series variants as part of the NORINCO Type 85 Submachine Gun (SMG) / Assault Carbine family line.
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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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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Operators
Global customers who have evaluated and/or operated the NORINCO Type 85. Nations are displayed by flag, each linked to their respective national small arms listing.

Contractor(s): China NORth INdustries COrporation (NORINCO) - China
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Right side profile view of the Chinese Type 85 submachine gun

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