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Type 63 rifle

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Type 63 - 7.62x39mm
Type 63 with no bayonet and 30 round AK magazine - 7.62x39mm
Type 63 with folding stock - 7.62x39mm

The Type 63 rifle, also incorrectly referred as the Type 68 by Western sources, is a Chinese made assault rifle. It was made to replace the Type 56 in Chinese service when soldiers needed a combination of long rifle range and rifle firepower. Despite resembling the SKS, it uses the rotating bolt system of the AK-47 rather than the tilting bolt system of the SKS. The rifle was manufactured by Factory 296, now known as Chongqing Jianshe.

A folding-stock variant was also made in limited numbers for paratroopers. It was also exported to Vietnam, Cambodia, North Korea, Anti-Soviet forces in Afghanistan, and Albania. Semi-auto surplus variants were also exported to Australia before the introduction of the 1996 restrictions on the legal ownership of semi-automatic longarms and pump-action shotguns.

The rifle is fed via a 20-round box magazine. SKS stripper clips could be used to load the 20-round magazine when inserted into the weapon. It can be modified to feed standard AK magazines, if the bolt-hold open device was removed, which would cause the bolt to close on the magazine as soon as it was loaded.


(1969 – 1978)

  • Type: Rifle
  • Caliber: 7.62x39mm
  • Weight: 8.4 lbs (3.8 kg)
  • Length: 40.7 in (103.3 cm)
  • Barrel length: 20.9 in (53.1 cm)
  • Feed System: 20-round box magazine, AK magazines (requires removal of bolt-hold open device)
  • Fire Modes: Semi-Auto/Full-Auto

The Type 63 rifle 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
The Kite Runner Taliban 2007

Video Games

Game Title Appears As Mods Notes Release Date
Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War Type 63 2020
Military Conflict: Vietnam Standard and folding stock 2022

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