POTD: SKS Gatling Gun

Today’s Photo Of The Day is from the catalog of Rock Island Auction Company’s upcoming Sporting & Collector Firearms Auction. It depicts a rotary manually operated firearm that is built with six Norinco SKS rifles. In other words, it’s an SKS Gatling gun!

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IDEX 2023: The Modern Small Arms of China

While the People’s Republic of China has one of the biggest firearms industries in the world, you rarely see any small arms of China displayed in their booth. Even at the IDEX exhibition, one of the biggest and perhaps the most diverse in the world, you never had a chance to see the newest Chinese rifles. But the world has changed, the demand in the defense industry is growing rapidly and this year, Chinese companies showcased an impressive selection of rifles at the Norinco booth.

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Gun Shops and Gun Laws of Pakistan. Part Two: Imported Guns and Pretenders

In Part 1 of this article, I talked about craft-made guns and how the manufacturing industry of Pakistan is changing these days. Now it is time to talk about the gun laws of Pakistan and some of the most interesting imported guns you can find in Pakistani gun shops.

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POTD: Australian Amphibious Raid

RIMPAC (Rim of the Pacific) is the world’s largest international maritime exercise, and the 2022 edition is the 28th exercise in the series that began in 1971. Above you can see Australian Army reconnaissance team members moving into their position during an amphibious raid as part of the Rim of the Pacific.

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POTD: The Norinco Type 56-2

In today’s Photo Of The Day we’re taking a look at another piece of history photographed by cinematicarms. This is the Norinco Type 56-2 rifle chambered in 7.62×39mm.

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HOT GAT or FUDD CRAP? Collectible Chinese AK or Communist Garbage?

Welcome everyone to the 85th edition of ‘Hot Gat or Fudd Crap?’, one of our many series here on TFB. If you’re new to the series, this is where we look at the most obscure firearms that are actually for sale and ask the question – is this Gat a sweet deal or only has a Fudd appeal?  Each week the TFB staff weighs in with their thoughts, but readers get the final say in the poll at the bottom of each article.

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POTD: Exclusive – The Russian-American Sniper's Dream Collection

TFB’s Photo Of The Day, the One And Only. Today we’re proud to show you some unique pictures. Please take your time to admire what’s on here. These firearms are owned by a private enthusiast, and I think it took some time, money, thinking and effort to get to this point. Dedication at its best.

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[IWA 2018] Norinco Handguns And A Chinese M4 Style Shotgun

I was hoping that I would get to see some Chinese made guns at IWA.  We do not get to see Chinese made guns in the US apart from some shotguns that are imported like the Catamount Fury and the saiga style shotguns imported recently by SDS Imports. China South Industries Corp did not disappoint. They had a small selection of Norinco handguns among some airsoft and shotguns also made in China.

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Chinese Norinco Glock Clone

China is at it again. Knocking off other’s designs.

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Chinese NSG-127 Spotted in Turkmen Armed Forces Parade

At a recent Independence Day parade held in the capital of Turkmenistan, a Chinese Norinco NSG-127 12.7x108mm anti-material rifle was spotted being carried in the procession of Turkmen troops. In multiple clips we see the rifle being held by Turkmen soldiers while riding on their vehicles, or attached to the vehicles themselves by a simple tie down. Previous media of the parade in years past do not show the NSG-127 on display, and there isn’t any separate material to show that the rifle has been in service with the Turkmen Armed Forces earlier.

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Heckler & Koch stops supplying the Hong Kong Police

HK will not ship to HK, that’s the news in short based on the latest development.

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POTD: Norinco UZI Clone

Here is a Norinco M320 UZI clone. Thomas U in the Netherlands posted this up in a pistol caliber carbine group. Look closely. There are a couple interesting things about this UZI Clone.

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China Donates 3,000 Rifles to Philippines

On the 5th of October, China and the Philippines held a handover ceremony for 3,000 rifles in Manilla. China has donated another 3,000 rifles to President Rodrigo Duterte’s Philippines in an effort to aid the countries war on drugs and terrorism.

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POTD: Canadian Norinco Type 97

Last week I was in Vancouver, Canada due to a family emergency. I was only there for one day. While my wife was getting some special Chinese jerky, at my parents’ request, I saw this gun store next door.

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Which Is Better? Bullpup or Conventional?

Recently, I wrote  an article about one negative aspect of bullpups which is caused by their much-touted rearward balance. Even though its scope was extremely limited, this article caused a lot of discontent in my comments section, and many of my readers expressed a feeling that I was trying to slam bullpups or otherwise promote conventional rifles as the ideal weapons. In this post, therefore, I wanted to address the underlying issue behind this: How do I really feel about bullpups? Put differently, which do I think is better, bullpups, or conventionals?

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