Why Do Iranian Commandos Use American M16 Rifles

published 27.06.2020 17:30

by Charlie Gao from nationalinterest.org

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Regardless, here are some of the most popular American guns Norinco makes clones of.

In the brief period when they were imported into the United States, representatives from Norinco met with American gunsmiths to improve the fit and manufacturing of the Chinese rifles to be more in line with the original USGI M14s.

Norinco started producing M1911 clones for commercial export around the 1980s, when the North American and European gun markets started opening up to China.

While every gun on this list is a clone of an American firearm, Norinco clones firearms from all over the world.