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

Steve Johnson
by Steve Johnson

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


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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  • T97 Owner T97 Owner on Dec 04, 2012

    Now that the long gun registry is gone, buying a non restricted T97 isnt such a scary idea. Not that the re-designed model is in jeopardy at the moment thanks to a new, semi only action, but even if the anti's get it on their radar, its not registered so the law doesnt know I have it and therefore, cant technically "come after it". Before the LGR was gone even non restricted guns were listed so if they decided to make a non restricted into prohibited they knew you had it. Now they dont. I feel better about my purchase.

    • Cmblake6 Cmblake6 on Dec 05, 2012

      @T97 Owner Sure do wish I could get one down here in the US. *SIGH*

  • Adriel Adriel on Sep 25, 2013

    Well, they're here! Kind of like a Glock, ugly but simple and reliable. I've got a ton of pictures up at http://www.huntinggearguy.c...

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