This article is about the Norinco Type 56-1. You may be looking for other similar named Norinco firearms.

The Type 56 assault rifle is the Chinese copy of the Kalashnikov AK-47 and AKM assault rifle, which has been manufactured since 1956. It was produced by State Factory 66 between 1956 and 1973, then by Norinco from 1973 onward.

The Type 56 is likely the most widely proliferated AK-47 type rifle in the world having shown up on battlefields in Asia, Africa, Eastern Europe, South America, etc. While exact production figures are not known, it is commonly estimated that as many as 10 to 15 million Type 56 rifles have been produced since the 1950's, which means they may account for nearly one-fifth of the world's AK production.


TV Series

Season 3

AKMSPrey.png "Prey" Sasha, with a Norinco Type 56-1 as she guards the Woodbury wall.
Prey Tyreese and Sasha Laugh.jpg "Prey" Sasha, with a Norinco Type 56-1 as she guards the Woodbury wall, laughing.
Twd314001290.jpg "Prey" Sasha, with a Norinco Type 56-1 as she talks by the wall.
TWDS3E15 02.jpg "This Sorrowful Life" Allen, with a Norinco Type 56-1.
Twd316-000713.jpg "Welcome to the Tombs" A guard, with a Norinco Type 56-1 as he and Woodbury prepare to attack The Prison.
AMCpicWttT6.png "Welcome to the Tombs" Allen, with a Norinco Type 56-1, searching the cells.
Twd316-001214.jpg "Welcome to the Tombs" Allen, searching the 'Tombs' with a Norinco Type 56-1.
TWD 1282.jpg "Welcome to the Tombs" Allen, with a Norinco Type 56-1 aimed at The Governor, who has just killed most of his soldiers.

Season 4

TWSD04E08Type56-1-2.png "Too Far Gone" Michonne, tripping one of The Governor's men holding a Type 56-1.
TWDType56-1.png "Too Far Gone" One of The Governor's men, firing a Type 56-1 at The Prison survivors.


Cold Storage

BJGF.jpg "The Chosen Ones" B.J., having a drink with a Norinco Type 56-1 behind him on his wall rack.
BJ.png "The Chosen Ones" B.J.'s Norinco Type 56-1 can be seen hanging on his wall rack as he talks to Chase.


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