View Full Version : 7.62x39 Norinco M1A

April 04, 2017, 06:02
Here is something you don't see every day here in the US. A few pics of a Norinco M1A that takes AK mags. Not sure why the Chinese decided to do this, but it is interesting:




April 04, 2017, 07:09
It's like a Norinco Mini-30...

April 04, 2017, 07:38
I would love to own one. Talk about saving money on ammo out to 300.
I managed to get a 7.62 x 39 AR functioning very nicely.

April 04, 2017, 08:17
That's pretty cool. I like cross-compatabilty in mags....when it works. I bet this run like a sewing machine.

Timber Wolf
April 04, 2017, 14:21
Interesting. Not much more utility than my SKS "M" but must at least have better sights. I too have a 7.62X39 AR, and it runs great with mags it likes. It won't run at all with magazines it does not like. I know what the issue is, and have a set of "pre-approved" mags dedicated to the gun. I wonder if the M1A/AK will take a drum?

April 04, 2017, 20:57
I can tell you why : Canada !

Up north guns that run x39 are limited ..Mini's the VZ58 a few Valmets (very few) and the type 81 ak ish ..

Up north if a gun looks like or functions like a AK it is banned peoird no way to own it .... The Type 81 and VZ58 dont as they are different opperation systems .

They did this so people could own a AK but thanks to it I am guessing not being a AK system its ok to own

Plus I will guess as the M1A is classed as non restrictive ie you can plink with it hunt etc ( AR and handguns can only be used at oked ranges and have tigheter transport and buying laws ) .... Since this is over 18inc Barrel I assume it will also I am guessing be classed as NR ....

If I am right on this ..Its a big win for UP north as guns in x39 that are ok to use outside ranges are limited....

https://www.canadiangunnutz.com/forum/archive/index.php/t-444280.html old thread asking on it ..Looks like they at least some what come threw ...Nice idea if they get it oked up there

April 06, 2017, 11:35
This is blasphemy !!!!

Very interesting variant and something I never heard of until now

I would be interested in more pictures or prints of the feed ramp geometry , trigger assy and mag well

This is one your wifey could shoot without all the wining

April 06, 2017, 12:25
The Norinco line of M-14 type rifles is popular in NZ and of course Canada, so no surprise they would do this.

April 07, 2017, 08:33
Yuck...just yuck...I can understand it kind of for anyone that can't legally own an AK but fortunately Texas is AK and everything else (well mostly so - that is still Yuck) friendly. Earl

April 10, 2017, 15:58
Yes, I see these for sale on the Canadian gun sites occasionally-- I see the point, but like almost all other "administratively" altered firearms, it just looks retarded, like the thumbhole stocks on SKSes that use AK mags-- or thumbhole stocks in general-- Much love for Canada in general and BC in particular, but damn, people, figure out that YOU GUYS are the damn Government and take it back--

April 10, 2017, 19:17
Its best they stay in Canada

April 13, 2017, 07:02
I like it...:biggrin:

May 10, 2017, 10:02
If I saw that on the rack I would keep browsing. Not feeling the love, I would pass

May 10, 2017, 10:10
Maybe the Chinese wanted something they could actually hit something beyond 50 yds. ?

May 15, 2017, 05:08
You know, with the 10round mag it would not look bad at all. Wish they would sell them here.

Now, how come that is a heresy while a .22 version is wonderful?

October 16, 2017, 19:13
Looks like Ian did a video review on these..does some shooting with it as well:

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October 16, 2017, 21:09
Interesting, but meh. If I ran across one with a tempting enough price I'd start thinking USGI bolt swap and a cartridge repatriotization.

October 16, 2017, 22:03
It would be much like making a 223 M14...... oh wait they did that already sort of.....

October 18, 2017, 08:34
Much love for Canada in general and BC in particular, but damn, people, figure out that YOU GUYS are the damn Government and take it back

They had that opportunity o/a 1776, but opted to remain subjects of the british crown.