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Type 86S

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

The Type 86S (Chinese: 86S式自动步枪 / 86S shì zìdòng bùqiāng / "Type 86S automatic rifle") is a Chinese semi-automatic bullpup rifle based on the AK-47. The rifle was exported by Norinco and was branded as a Norinco weapon, though its actual designers and manufacturers are unknown (Norinco themselves do not have manufacturing capabilities).

The Type 86S 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. There were two types of the Type 86S, featuring a straight and curved charging handle respectively.


(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 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
Fatal Move Sammo Hung Lin Ho Lung 2008
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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!! 86 "Type 86", hypothetical full-auto variant 2012

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