The Type 56 assault rifle is a Chinese copy of the Kalashnikov AK-47 assault rifle, which has been manufactured since 1956. It was produced by state factory 66 from 1956-73, then by Norinco from 1973 onwards. Originally, the Type 56 was a direct copy of the AK-47, and featured a milled receiver, but starting in the mid-1960s, the guns were manufactured with stamped receivers much like the Soviet AKM. Visually, most versions of the Type 56 are distinguished from the AK-47 and AKM by the fully-enclosed hooded front sight (all other AK pattern rifles, including those made in Russia, have a partially open front sight). Many versions also feature a folding bayonet attached to the barrel just aft of the muzzle.
Stage II Rules
|Caliber:||7.62x39mm (Stage III Rules use the full Ballistics Chart)|
|Quirks:||Durable 1: For the purposes of accruing Wear, the Type 56 Assault Rifle's level of use is considered to be 1 level(s) lower
than actual use or conditions would indicate.