Type 56 Assault Rifle : North Vietnamese Forces

Place Asia: Vietnam
Accession Number REL/03014
Collection type Technology
Object type Firearm
Physical description Paint, Steel, Varnish, Wood
Place made China: People's Republic of China
Date made c 1960
Conflict Vietnam, 1962-1975

Type 56 Assault Rifle. Metal construction with a varnished light wood butt, fore end and pistol grip. The receiver is marked on the left side with 66 within a triangle, three Chinese characters and the serial number. A folding three sided spike bayonet with a frosted chrome blade is attached to the fore end. The magazine and top cover are painted black.

History / Summary

This weapon is a copy of the AK47 rifle and was captured in Vietnam.

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