Tag: china

Norinco Type 97 Bullpup

Painting With Gunpowder

This video about a Chinese artist who “paints” with gunpowder (blackpowder) is worth watching. As usual, when linking to a Vice.com video, I have to point out that a lot of what is said in the video is total nonsense. Gunpowder is not natural, unless [Read More…]

Can you identify this AK

A reader emailed me a scan of a photograph in a recent issue of the Economist. He asked if I could identify the rifle being held by an Indonesian soldier. I quite certain that the rifle is a 5.56mm chambered Norinco Type 84, but the Type 84 is supposed to be a civilian [Read More…]

Mysterious Chinese Shotguns

Mr. Max Popenker shared this fascinating photo with me of two unknown Chinese, possibly prototype, shotguns. The top shotgun is fed from a box magazine and is select fire 🙂 It really like the sleek, almost H&K, styling. The bottom gun has multi-magazine feed [Read More…]