NORINCO 7.62 mm Type 79 sniper rifle

NORINCO 7.62 mm Type 79 sniper rifle

NORINCO 7.62 mm Type 79 sniper rifle The NORINCO 7.62 mm Type 79 is a precise copy of the Soviet/RFAS SVD Dragunov sniper rifle, except that the butt is slightly shorter. It is equipped with a ×4 magnification optical sight that is a copy of the Soviet/RFAS PSO-1 and has the same ability to detect infra-red emissions. Specifications Cartridge: 7.62 mm × 54R (Type 53) Operation: gas, short-stroke piston, self-loading Feed: 10-round box magazine Weight: rifle only, 3.8 kg; with optical sight, 4.4 kg Length: 1.22 m Barrel: 620 mm Rifling: 4 grooves, rh, 1 turn in 254 mm Sights: fore, adjustable post; rear, U-notch, tangent; ×4 optical sight Sight radius: 585 mm Sight range: iron, 1,200 m; optical, 1,300 m Muzzle velocity: 830 m/s Manufacturer China North Industries Corporation (NORINCO) 12A Guang'anmen Nanjie, Beijing. Status In production. Offered for export sales. Service Chinese armed forces. Photo: NORINCO 7.62 mm Type 79 sniper rifle (T J Gander)

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