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Welcome to ChiCom47.com, my small domain in the Cyber Universe. This site is dedicated to information on Pre 89 ban Type 56 Chinese rifles. My intent is to provide a source of information, picture references, and to dispell some preconceived notions, and myths about these rifles. I am always looking for more pictures and facts, so please feel free to contribute!
I can remember as a boy seeing the above picture in a magazine, and it stuck with me. What is that rifle with that long magazine? Fast forward 12 years, a friend tells me about these new Chinese AK47s that are being brought in from China, and he shows me the one he just bought. I was hooked!
In the 15 years since the importation of Chinese Type 56s were banned, most of the importers, players and information has disappeared. My goal is to provide a place for like minded enthusiasts to share facts.
This site is under constant construction, so please check back often!