New NORINCO NAR-556 and NAR-751

Discussion in 'Firearms' started by OldDude49, Nov 5, 2016.

  1. OldDude49

    OldDude49 Just n old guy

    NORINCO and Chongqing Jianshe Industry Group have unveiled a brand new modern 5.56mm and 7.62mm rifle platforms. We do not know much about these new guns other than the photos included here, not even the source of these photos which were passed to us anonymously. What we can infer is that these rifles are intended for the export market to compete with modern rifle platforms such as the Kalashnikov AK-12 and the Galil ACE and to a lesser extent Western modern rifle platforms such as the H&K 416/17 and SCAR-L/H. They will most likely to be manufactured by North China Industries and marketed internationally by Jianshe Industry Group.

    The name of the rifles “NAR” (Norinco Automatic Rifle?) suggests the rifle internals are derived from the poor selling 7.62x51mm NAR-10, NORINCOs first attempt at competing in the modern service rifle market. According to, the NAR-10 / LR-14 is a select fire short stroke piston with a conventional rotating bolt… and according to me it looks as ugly as sin.

    The NAR-10 aka. the LR-14

    The substantial difference in the shape of the NAR-10 receiver makes me think the NAR-556 / NAR-751 does not have the same action. It looks like it may have an AR-18 style action, like the Remington ACR and FN SCAR.

    What we can say for sure is that the the new NAR appears to have a metal upper receiver and polymer lower receiver (which are nicely color matched). It as a fixed charging handle with bolt hold open functionality. The gas system is adjustable and the controls may be ambidextrous. The pistol grip is moulded into the lower. The stock is foldable and it looks like there is a button at the rear that may allow limited length adjustment.

    The rifle has a full length picatinny rail on top and keymod attachment points on the side and on the bottom. It looks like it will be supplied with metal flip-up Backup Iron Sights.


    The NAR-556 uses conventional 30 round aluminium STANAG (AR-15) magazines while the NAR-751 uses a polymer 20 round magazines.

    The NAR-556 Squad Automatic Weapon variant of the NAR-556 has a longer barrel but no other visible differences. All three models are select fire.

    These rifles are going to give Kalashnikov and IWI stiff competition for rifle contracts in the developing world, especially in Africa where IWI has had a lot of success selling the Galil ACE. China is in a good position to leverage the large amount of aid and development they do in the region and turn that into defense sales. It will be interesting to see what Jianshe Industry does with these guns.

    BREAKING: New NORINCO NAR-556 and NAR-751 Modern Assault, Battle and Automatic Rifles - The Firearm Blog
  2. yeti695

    yeti695 Monkey+

    I kind of like the look of them. I would love to take closer look at one.
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  3. OldDude49

    OldDude49 Just n old guy

    me too...
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  4. Ura-Ki

    Ura-Ki Grampa Monkey

    Would be nice to get my hands on one to see how it runs! Norinko produces some pretty good Rifles, and they are usually pretty reliable!
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  5. 3M-TA3

    3M-TA3 Cold Wet Monkey Site Supporter++

    Looks very interesting, but I'm not going to undermine the US arms industry by sending my $$$ to China. We can't see them do to this industry what they have done to the rest of ours.
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  6. Dunerunner

    Dunerunner Brewery Monkey Moderator

    Doesn't look like the lowers are interchangeable with the AR platform, but I could be wrong. That in itself makes them singularly unique. I've tried very hard to keep away from singularly unique with my firearms and ammunition...
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  7. stg58

    stg58 Monkey+++ Founding Member

    They may not be importable into the USA it seems the Clinton Bush bans that stopped SKS AK and ammo imports to the USA are still in force and barry would not dream of relaxing firearms regulations.

    Long gone are $70 SKS rifles and $80 for 1000 of 7.62 x 39 at my door...

    Norinco - Wikipedia
    Trade disputes with the United States
    In 1993, the import of most Norinco firearms and ammunition into the United States was blocked under new trade rules when China's permanent normal trade relations status was renewed. The prohibition did not apply to sporting shotguns or shotgun ammunition however. In 1994, U.S. Customs agents conducted a sting against Atlanta based importers of Norinco firearms.[3]

    In August 2003, the Bush Administration imposed sanctions on Norinco for allegedly selling missile-related goods to Iran.[4] These sanctions led to a prohibition on imports into the US of the remaining types of firearms and ammunition not covered by the 1993 ban.[5][6]
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  8. BTPost

    BTPost Stumpy Old Fart Snow Monkey Moderator

    They are NOT Importable into the USA, for Civilian consumption, due to being Select FIRE, Weapons...
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  9. stg58

    stg58 Monkey+++ Founding Member

    I speaking of potential semi auto versions and new select fire weapons CAN possessed as dealers samples a difficult procedure but still possible.
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