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Finding Parts and Accessories for Norinco Firearms

Because I make and sell a variety of AK furniture, I often get asked about where to find parts and accessories for a given type of firearm.   One brand that comes up quite a bit is Norinco.

Norinco, or China North Industries Group Corporation Limited (中国北方工业集团有限公司), is a huge defense conglomerate and makes everything from small arms to big weapons systems such as tanks and missle systems (click here if you want to visit their site).  They were established in 1980 and began selling small arms to the US domestic market not long after that.

Unfortunately, they ran into a number of legal problems.  In 1993, importation of most of their firearms and ammunition was blocked other than sporting shotguns and shotgun ammo.  In 1994 US Customrs conducted a sting on the importer and in August 2003, sanctions were imposted that effectively blocked their remaining lines of firearms and ammunition not already banned.  In short, Norinco is very much still in business in China and exporting to clients elsewhere – just not in the US.

This unfortunate series of events leaves US owners of Norinco firearms such as their Type 56 SKS carbine, Type 56 assault rifle (and specifically the civilian MAK-90 and NHM-90 rifles), the NDM-86 Dragunov clone DMR, their various other rifles, pistols and shotguns wondering where to find parts.  As for myself, I wish I could afford an NDM-86!

There are two reputable businesses I have dealt with who carry Chinese firearm parts – one is Numrich and the other is PolyTechParts.  Of course, there is Gunbroker and the many sellers who use it as well.

There is another surprising source – eBay.  Below is a live feed of Norinco parts for you to peruse plus they have much more:

Original Chinese SKS 15 inch Spike Bayonet with mounting hardware Y42

$24.75
End Date: Saturday Sep-15-2018 13:45:34 PDT
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Norinco SKS Box

$100.00 (0 Bids)
End Date: Monday Aug-20-2018 16:13:32 PDT
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Norinco "Quick-Release" Folding Bipod - OEM Chinese HEAVY DUTY - Exclusive Item!

$39.95
End Date: Friday Sep-14-2018 10:11:21 PDT
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Norinco 213 magazine 9 mm -8 Round --- NEW

$40.70
End Date: Saturday Sep-8-2018 2:01:21 PDT
Buy It Now for only: $40.70
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Norinco "Quick-Release" Folding Bipod - OEM Chinese HEAVY DUTY - Exclusive Item!

$39.95
End Date: Friday Sep-14-2018 10:40:20 PDT
Buy It Now for only: $39.95
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SKS receiver top cover Norinco

$35.35 (0 Bids)
End Date: Wednesday Aug-22-2018 6:57:49 PDT
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NEW OLD STOCK NORINCO 7.62 x 39 Wood Top Hand Guard

$26.99
End Date: Monday Sep-17-2018 17:47:40 PDT
Buy It Now for only: $26.99
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Norinco Model 213 8-Rnd 9mm Magazine

$46.65
End Date: Saturday Aug-25-2018 8:22:15 PDT
Buy It Now for only: $46.65
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NORINCO CHINESE POLYTECH RED BAYONET

$150.00
End Date: Wednesday Sep-12-2018 16:41:31 PDT
Buy It Now for only: $150.00
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Chinese Norinco polytech handguard Buttstock stock set 7.62x39 Chu Wood

$375.00
End Date: Wednesday Sep-12-2018 18:51:35 PDT
Buy It Now for only: $375.00
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Polymer Grips TT-33 Tokarev | Norinco 213 With Safety Lock - Black

$18.95
End Date: Sunday Sep-2-2018 12:32:20 PDT
Buy It Now for only: $18.95
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Original Chinese SKS 15 inch Spike Bayonet with mounting hardware vintage

$13.50 (5 Bids)
End Date: Thursday Aug-23-2018 11:11:56 PDT
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Norinco Bayonet Polytech Clayco- Black With BONUS HANGER

$79.99
End Date: Sunday Sep-9-2018 10:08:01 PDT
Buy It Now for only: $79.99
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Norinco 5 Rd Mag 7.62x39

$19.99 (0 Bids)
End Date: Saturday Aug-25-2018 11:57:34 PDT
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SKS magazine 10 round fixed Chinese clip Norinco  Free shipping.

$46.00 (14 Bids)
End Date: Monday Aug-20-2018 17:00:01 PDT
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Norinco 213 Magazine 9mm 8 Round Blue with Finger Rest

$40.00
End Date: Friday Sep-14-2018 9:36:12 PDT
Buy It Now for only: $40.00
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Factory Norinco Chinese 213 & 54 9mm & 7.62x25 Tokarev Grips

$40.00
End Date: Wednesday Sep-12-2018 18:05:27 PDT
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Mosin M44 or T53 15 inch Black Spike Bayonet NO HARDWARE T12

$16.00
End Date: Monday Sep-17-2018 13:17:36 PDT
Buy It Now for only: $16.00
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NORINCO 7.62x39 5 ROUND MAGAZINE CHINA STEEL

$22.00
End Date: Friday Sep-14-2018 6:43:26 PDT
Buy It Now for only: $22.00
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TOKAREV MODEL 213 9 M/M MAGAZINE DOUBLE STACK 10 RD. NORINCO, NEW! $47.95

$47.95
End Date: Monday Sep-10-2018 21:16:09 PDT
Buy It Now for only: $47.95
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Again, the above is just a sample and you can find much, much more by clicking here.  The following are some specific searches:

Maybe the one thing I get asked the most about is where to find ferrules for the lower handguard.  There is currently a seller on eBay with those for sale who has great feedback – click here for his listing.

Just to be clear, I am not a Chinese firearms expert.  I get asked questions and have done some searching to try and help clients but that’s it.  I created this blog post to have a quick link to email people when they have questions about where to find parts and I hope this helps you out.


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Photo of the Type 56 is by Dhalikar – Own work, CC BY-SA 3.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=25006497


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AK-47: The Grim Reaper (Hardcover)

It’s back…but this time with more pages, more information and more photographs. The most definitive study on Kalashnikov pattern rifles to date boasts over 1,100 printed pages covering the AK rifle, as well as its variants manufactured in over 19 countries.

By (author): Frank Iannamico

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Video: Chinese Type 56 AK-57 (Shooting and History) by Forgotten Weapons

 

 

This is a cool review of an actual North Vietnamese Army (NVA) Chinese Type 56 AK.  It was a captured rifle and brought back to the US.  Ian of Forgotten Weapons does one of his usual exemplary reviews of the rifle and discusses its history.

 


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The AK-47 and AK74 Kalashnikov Rifles and Their Variations (Perfect Paperback)

The AK-47 and AK-74 Kalashnikov Rifles and Their Variations provides a detailed, profusely illustrated examination on a part-by-part basis of the famed AK-47/AKM rifles, the AK-74/AK-74M series and the new Century series of rifles, the AK-101 through AK-108.

It is another in North Cape Publications, Inc., Shooter’s and Collector’s Guide series.

Every AK/AKM-type rifle manufactured in the Warsaw Pact countries plus the People’s Republic of China, Finland, Iraq, North Korea and Yugoslavia are described in detail, with a short history on the reason for, and the process of their development and use.

This new, 4th edition is expanded to include he latest developments in the AK47/AK74 platform including the Century series and the AK12. Also included is new information regarding the scope and use the Kalashnikov series of rifles plus information gleaned from the use of the AK-47 in Iraq and Afghanistan by insurgents.

Mikhail Kalashnikov is one of the foremost small arms designer’s in the world. His Kalashnikov action has been widely imitated. This book also includes detailed descriptions of rifles based on his design such as the Belgian FNC, the Israeli Galil, the Indonesian SS1 series, the Indian INAS, the Swedish Ak-5, the Swiss SG-550 series, Singapore’s SAR series and many others.

The book also includes separate chapters that describe the accessaries issued to each soldier, the entire range of Kalashnikov bayonets, telescopic sights (both military and commercial, the sniper rifle variants and their telescopic sights produced by the old Soviet Union as well as other nations. An exploded view, serial numbers and markings, an assembly/disassembly guide with photos, instructions on cleaning, maintenance and repair, and shooting the Kalashnikov rifles and a guide to legislation affecting these rifles and finally, sources for accessories and parts complete the book.


Features: This book contains the most complete and up-to-date examination of the famed Kalashnikov rifle yet t
By (author): Joe Poyer

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