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Overview

The QBZ1956 7.62mm Assault Rifle (abbreviated as QBZ56), also known as Type 1956 Submachine Gun is a Chinese assault rifle developed from the Soviet AKM. Like the AKM, the QBZ56 lacks a rail to mount optics.

Nomenclature

Like most weapons developed before the 1980s, the QBZ56 was known by the Type designation until it was re-designated by the new naming systems implemented in the 1980s through to the early 2000s.

Variants

QBZ56
Original model developed from the AKM.
QBZ56-1
Model developed from the AKMS.
QBZ56-2
Improved QBZ56-1 with new folding stock.
QBZ56C
Compact QBZ56-2.
QBZ56M
Squad automatic weapon, developed from the RPK.
China North Industries Corporation Products
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China North Industries Group Corporation
See also: CSGC
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Machine Guns QJY80QJY88QJZ88
Pistols NP22 (A)NP28NP34NP42NP44QSW67QSZ51QSZ54 (-1)QSZ64QSZ77 (-1)QSZ92 (-5.8-9G-5.8G-9)
Sniper Rifles CS/LR3CS/LR4NDM86QBU88QBU141QBU191
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Assault Rifle (7.62) QBZ56 (-1-2-4)QBZ86
Assault Rifle (other) EM3513 (A)
Assault Carbine (5.56/5.8) QBZ95B (-1)QBZ192
Assault Carbine (7.62) QBU56QBU63QBZ56C
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