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The QBZ-95 (Chinese: 95式自动步枪; pinyin: 95 Shì Zìdòng Bùqiāng; literally: "Type 95 Automatic Rifle") is a bullpup assault rifle from from the People's Republic of China.

Its English designation QBZ-95 comes from 轻武器, 步枪, 自动, 1995; pinyin: Qīngwuqi, Bùqiāng, Zìdòng, 1995; literally "Light weapon, Rifle, Automatic, 1995".


The weapon is manufactured by Arsenal 266, part of Norinco and Arsenal 296, under Jianshe Corp. The weapon uses a newly-developed ammunition type of Chinese origin, the 5.8x42mm DBP87. The QBZ-95 consists of a system of firearms using a common design. This family includes a carbine variant, a standard rifle, and a light support weapon.



Original variant as introduced in 1995.


Updated version of the QBZ-95, featuring ergonomic enhancements.


Export variant.

Type 97 NSR

Civilian export version of the QBZ-97 intended for Canadian market, locked to semi-auto. Produced by Norinco under the Emei brand name.

Type 97 NSR Flat Top

Type 97 NSR with flat top and picatinny rails.[1][2] ModificationsEdit produces modifications for the Type 97 NSR, including the LHG (Lower Hand Guard) and FTU (Flat Top Upper).[3][4]


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