Type 97 (Chinese semi-auto QBZ-97 bullpup) coming to Canada

    Those lucky Canadians will be able to purchase the Norinco Type 97 later this year.

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    Type 97A. Click to expand.

    The Type 97 is the civilian export version of the QBZ-97 rifle, which in turn is the export version of the 5.8x42mm QBZ-95. It is chambered in 5.56x45mm and takes STANAG magazines. Looking at the photo I think it has a 20″ barrel.

    According to CanadaAmmo it will be available in December 2008 and will sell for $849.00.

    UPDATE: A couple of photos from Dennis. Thanks Dennis



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