Chinese NSG-85 Sniper Rifle

Richard Johnson
by Richard Johnson
Chinese NSG-85 Euosatory 2014

An evolution of the Type 85 rifle, the new Chinese NSG-85 appears to add some modern refinements to the Dragunov SVD platform. The new rifle was shown at the 2014 Eurosatory exhibition in France last month.

The Chinese Type 85 rifle was a clone of the Soviet Union’s Dragunov SVD rifle. Little is known about the new NSG-85. It is chambered for the 7.62x54r cartridge and retains the same general look of the original rifle. Iron sights have been deleted from the new gun and Picatinny-style rails have been added.

Thanks to Conal for the information and photo.

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  • Kev Kev on Jul 03, 2014

    totally unrelated and a bit off topic anyone know about this new chinese bolt action AMR NSG 50 in 50bmg?

    • Matrix3692 Matrix3692 on Jul 03, 2014

      @kev It was deemed an experimental trial design, and that didn't fare so well, so it was dropped, and other designs replaced it.

  • M M on Jul 09, 2014

    Why is that when I was trying to read this article on my smart phone a NSA wireless network sign in screen (locked) popped up?