Chinese NSG-85 Sniper Rifle

    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.

    Richard Johnson

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