Norinco Type 86S

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Norinco Type 86S with curved charging handle - 7.62x39mm
Norinco Type 86S with curved charging handle - 7.62x39mm
Norinco Type 86S with straight charging handle - 7.62x39mm

The Norinco Type 86S is a Chinese-manufactured bullpup version of the AK-47. It was simply a Norinco AK-47 civilian rifle, redone as a bullpup design. It was rather clunky and did not exhibit fine fit or finish. It was exported for civilian use and it was sold worldwide in hopes of cashing in on the 'bullpup market' that many expected to explode in the 1980s, however despite offerings like the Steyr AUG, bullpup sales never took off. One of the reasons why the Type 86S was not a big seller was that it was considered rather 'ugly' by many firearms enthusiasts in the 1980s. The barrel compensator was disparagingly called the 'fishlips" due to its unusual shape.



(Late 1980s - 1994)

  • Type: Rifle
  • Caliber: 7.62x39mm
  • Weight: 7.9 lbs (3.6 kg)
  • Length: 26.3 in (66.7 cm)
  • Barrel length: 17.2 in (43.8 cm)
  • Feed System: 7.62 AK/Type 56 magazines, supplied and usually used with 20-round magazines as they are easier to load into the gun
  • Fire Modes: Semi-Automatic

The Norinco Type 86S and variants can be seen in the following films, television series, video games, and anime used by the following actors:


Title Actor Character Note Date
Stray Dog: Kerberos Panzer Cops Public Security Force 1991
Hard Boiled Henchman 1992
G4 Option Zero Henchman 1997
Fatal Move Sammo Hung Lin Ho Lung 2008
Fatal Move Henchman 2008
Black and White The Dawn of Justice Henchman 2014

Video Games

Game Title Appears as Mods Notation Release Date
Counter-Strike Online "Norinco Type 86s" Fires in full-auto 2015


Title Character Note Date
Upotte!! Used by 86 Seen in "And then! Upotte!" 2012

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