More Photos of The Elusive QBZ-03 Rifle In Action

Nathaniel F
by Nathaniel F

The QBZ-03 is the mysterious conventional-layout younger brother of the more well-known Chinese QBZ-95 rifle. While the QBZ-95 uses a novel hybrid mechanism, the 03 uses the mechanism of the older 7.62mm Type 81 and 5.8mm Type 87, but marries this to architecture similar to the QBZ-95. Kurtis sends along a whole whopping set of photos of the QBZ-03 in use with PLA troops, most of which I’ve never seen before (WARNING: PIC HEAVY):

Thanks, Kurtis!

Nathaniel F
Nathaniel F

Nathaniel is a history enthusiast and firearms hobbyist whose primary interest lies in military small arms technological developments beginning with the smokeless powder era. He can be reached via email at

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  • Rooster Cogburn Rooster Cogburn on Aug 19, 2015

    So I guess in this forum, you're allowed to be attacked, but not allowed to defend yourself? You remove my civil comment to Mike H saying that the governments debt to China is it's own, not the peoples, but leave his nasty little retort up?

    Nice to see that the freedoms I fought for are being honored. Just another site that will go on my "do not click" list. Have fun.

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    • Rooster Cogburn Rooster Cogburn on Aug 27, 2015

      @Phil W "Associate Editor TFB" So, if my opinion differs from the rest of the posters, it's a negative comment? And for the record, I haven't attacked anyone who didn't attack me first. That's called defense BTW. But hey, I never expected anything different from all the far left leaning around here.

  • Sam Pensive Sam Pensive on Aug 21, 2015

    you give a million PROC military types any weapon and they'll hit something
    i only saw -1- ? photo of live fire...
    did anyone see a lot more?
    or were they just posing airming?