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The Type 56 assault rifle is the Chinese clone of the Soviet AK-47 rifle. It was China's service rifle from 1956 to the adoption of the QBZ-95 in around 1997, and is the most produced variant of the AK rifle in the world.

The Type 56 is the most commonly used AK variant in American film and television productions. This came about because China exported civilian AK variants (both Type 56 patterened and less commonly Soviet AK patterened) to the West in large numbers during the 1980s, primarily by the export companies Norinco (not to be confused with Norinco Group) and Poly Technologies. Most American movie prop rental houses had dozens if not hundreds of Type 56s, usually semi-automatic civilian versions, in many cases converted to full-auto by Class III manufacturers.

The easiest way to distinguish a Type 56 variant is its front sight: Type 56s have a distinctive full-circle ("hooded") front sight that no other AKs (excluding the Romanian Draco Pistol carbines) have.

Type 56 (7.62x39mm)

Type 56

Type 56, early milled receiver model with bayonet - 7.62x39mm
Type 56, milled receiver model without bayonet - 7.62x39mm. This is an "M22" export model.
Type 56 with bayonet - 7.62x39mm
Type 56 - 7.62x39mm. Rather than having the underfolder pig sticker Bayonet assembly, this has the standard Bayonet lug underneath the gas block as the AKM and later variants.
Type 56 with Chinese 75 Round Drum Magazine - 7.62x39mm

The Type 56 designates the original fixed stock variant of the Chinese AK. Historically, most Type 56s were manufactured by Factory 626 in Heilongjiang, whose weapons featured a "triangle 66" roll mark (confusingly suggesting that they were manufactured by the nonexistent "Factory 66"). Numerous other Chinese state factories besides Factory 626 also manufactured the Type 56. Some Norinco Group subsidiaries still manufacture the gun today for export.

In America, prior to the wave of Chinese gun exports in the 1980s, small numbers of military Type 56s were brought to America as trophies from the Vietnam War. Prior to 1982, importing military equipment from communist nations was illegal at the federal level in the United States. In 1983 the list of prohibited countries from which to receive weapons from (for the civilian market) was amended due to special trade agreements signed between the USA and China & Yugoslavia, opening America to AK and SKS imports until the 1989 import ban under Bush. The vast majority of American movie armories AKs came from this time span.

Most fixed-stock Type 56 rifles have an under-folding spike bayonet, nicknamed "pig sticker"; this rifle is often seen in movies about the Vietnam War, and is correct for NVA throughout most of the conflict. Quite a few of the Type 56s seen in American movies also have AKM-style slant compensators fitted; this was a common feature on semi-auto Type 56s exported to the U.S., but not the full-auto military model.

The Type 56 is sometimes called the "M22" in the United States, as early exported versions were "sanitized" and made with no factory markings, and instead feature an "M22" code on the side of the receiver where Chinese factory markings would be. Other import names for the Type 56 include "56S", "AK47S", or "AKS47".

Export Type 56 models usually have selector markings marked using Latin alphabet, with L (pinyin acronym for 連, lián, meaning "continuous [fire]") for full-auto and D (pinyin acronym for 單, dān, meaning "single [fire]") for semi-auto.

Film

Title Actor Character Note Date
Black Widow seen in arsenal 2021
Rambo: Last Blood cartel soldiers 2019
Sicario 2: Soldado cartel soldiers 2018
American Assassin terrorists 2017
The Mummy tribal fighters 2017
Wolf Warriors 2 Jing Wu Leng Feng Type 56 2017
Suicide Squad Jared Leto The Joker 2016
Whiskey Tango Foxtrot Tina Fey Kim Baker 2016
Alfred Molina Ali Massoud Sadiq
Karate Kill Capital Messiah member 2016
Wolf Warriors Ming Deng's troops 2015
Jing Wu Leng Feng Type 56
Chronicles of the Ghostly Tribe Mark Chao Hu Bayi 2015
Rhydian Vaughan Chen Dong
Yan Tang Weiwei
Li Feng Fat Wang Kaixuan
Group of explorers
Skin Trade Dolph Lundgren Nick Cassidy 2015
Dragovic's henchmen
Captain Phillips Somali pirates with & without jungle-taped magazines 2013
Osombie 2012
Red Dawn Josh Hutcherson Robert Kitner 2012
R2B: Return to Base North Korean soldiers 2012
Machine Gun Preacher LRA and SPLA troops w/ pig-sticker bayonet 2011
Killer Elite Fighters early variant with milled receiver 2011
Largo Winch II Nirut Sirichanya General Kyaw Min 2011
Burmese soldiers
Memorial Day Iraqi Security Forces 2011
The Guard 2011
Red State Nicholas Braun Billy-Ray Type 56 - made to look like AKM 2011
Melissa Leo Sara
James Parks Mordechai
Jennifer Schwalbach Smith Esther
Kandahar Taliban fighters with and without under-folding bayonets 2010
Salt North Korean soldiers 2010
Outside the Law Vietminh anachronistic 2010
Across the Line: The Exodus of Charlie Wright thugs 2010
Kandahar Break Tribesmen Type 56, with underfolding bayonet 2009
Taliban fighters
Anti-Taliban fighters
A Dangerous Man Jesse Hutch Sergey Type 56 2009
Steven Seagal Shane
Vitaly Kravchenko Vlad
Russian thugs
Balibo Indonesian soldiers 2009
War, Inc. Turaqi militia 2008
Crossfire (Les Insoumis) Gangster with a face paints 2008
The Kite Runner Taliban fighters 2008
Soviet soldiers
Rambo Graham McTavish Lewis 2008
Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull Soviet soldiers 2008
Skinwalkers Sarah Carter Katherine 2007
Invisible Target Andy On Tien Yeng-Yee with laser aiming device 2007
Vincent Sze Tien Yeng Chi
No Country for Old Men 2007
In Her Line of Fire The rebels 2006
Sky Fighters Terrorists 2005
District B13 (Banlieue 13) Guard Type 56, with & without AKM muzzle brake 2004
Hotel Rwanda Tutsi rebel 2004
The Corsican File (L'enquête Corse) Eric Fraticelli Figoli "Le Piaf" 2004
Innocent Voices Carlos Padilla Chava Type 56 2004
Salvadoran guerrillas
Tears of the Sun Militia fighters 2003
Cameroon border guards
Refugees Type 56, with & without pig-sticker bayonet
Belly of the Beast Kidnappers, Abu Karaf fighers 2003
The Missing Gun Jiang Wen Ma Shan in his memories 2002
Route 666 Russian mobster 2001
Black Hawk Down Somali militiamen with & without pig-sticker bayonets 2001
K-911 Vincent Castellanos Harry Stripe 1999
Black Dog Gabriel Casseus Sonny 1998
Belly Jamaicans With AKM-style and AK-74-style muzzle brakes and red dot sights 1998
Dangerous Ground Elizabeth Hurley Karen 1997
Cat's Eye King's soldier 1997
Courage Under Fire Iraqi soldiers 1996
Mercenary Martin Kove Phoenix 1996
Lindsey Ginter Klinge
Patricia Skeriotis Kurdish Woman
Olivier Gruner 'Hawk'
John Ritter Jonas Ambler
Nomads, Phoenix mercenary
Dead Presidents N.V.A. soldiers 1995
Soldier Boyz Cary-Hiroyuki Tagawa Vinh Moc 1995
Jacqueline Obradors Vasquez With pig-sticker bayonet
Demetrius Navarro Lopez
Vinh Moc's soldiers With & without pig-sticker bayonets
GoldenEye Russian soldiers Made to look like AK-74 and AKS-74 1995
Janus soldiers
Steel Frontier Stacie Foster Sarah 1995
Kane Hodder Kinton
mercenaries
In the Army Now Lori Petty Pvt. Christine Jones Type 56, with AKM muzzle brake 1994
Libyan Army soldiers
Bad Blood Chang's henchmen 1994
Crime Story (1993) Robber with AKM muzzle brake 1993
Martial Outlaw Rodchenko's henchman 1993
Freejack Emilio Estevez Alex Furlong 1992
Mercenaries
Rapid Fire Guards 1992
In the Line of Duty 6: Forbidden Arsenal Mobster 1991
Afghan Breakdown Afghan Mujaheddin Type 56, with pig-sticker bayonet 1991
Bullet in the Head Waise Lee Little Wing 1990
Tony Leung Chiu Wai Ah Bee
Jacky Cheung Fai
N.V.A. soldiers
Viet-Cong guerrillas
Enemy Peter Fonda Ken Andrews 1990
Tia Carrere Mai Chang
Felindo Obach Sgt. Tuong
Vietcong, Vienamese soldiers
The Hunt for Red October Soviet Naval Infantryman 1990
RoboCop 2 Thomas Rosales Jr. Chet Type 56, with AK-74 muzzle brake 1990
Nuke cartel thugs with & without bakelite magazines and AK-74 muzzle brakes
Delta Force 2: The Colombian Connection Ramon Cota's men Type 56, with pig-sticker bayonet 1990
Navy SEALs Nicholas Kadi Ben Shaheedis 1990
UHF Villain 1989
Born on the Fourth of July NVA soldiers Type 56 with pig-sticker bayonet 1989
The Iron Triangle Liem Whatley Ho Type 56, with pig-sticker bayonet 1989
Viet-Cong
Code Name Coq Rouge Stellan Skarsgård Carl Hamilton Type 56, milled receiver without pig-sticker bayonet 1989
Nick Burnell Meyer
Israeli terrorists
PLO guard
Boy on the beach
L.A. Bounty Cavanaugh´s men 1989
Dead Bang Mickey Jones Sleepy 1989
Rambo III Afghan Mujahideen 1988
Return of the Killer Tomatoes "Tomato men" soldiers Semi-auto Type 56S 1988
Big Trouble in Little China Wing Kong gang members Type 56, with AKM muzzle brakes 1986
Platoon Charlie Sheen Pvt. Chris Taylor With pig-sticker bayonet 1986
Tom Berenger SSgt. Robert Barnes
N.V.A. soldiers
Viet-Cong
Volunteers People's Army soldiers 1985
Coordinates of Death (Koordinaty smerti) Viet Cong guerrillas With pig-sticker bayonets 1985
Commando Leopard Rebels 1985
Latino FSLN soldiers and villagers 1985
Wheels of Fire Scourge's Men 1985
Water Stefan Kalipha Cuban 1985
Alan Igbon Cuban
Chris Tummings Garfield Cooper
Michael Caine Baxter Thwaites
Code Name: Wild Geese General Khan's soldiers 1984
Octopussy Soviet soldiers Type 56, milled receiver without pig-sticker bayonet 1983
Border guards
Uncommon Valor Kwan Hi Lim Jiang 1983
The Year of Living Dangerously Indonesian soldiers Type 56, with and without pig-sticker bayonets 1982
Apocalypse Now N.V.A. soldiers 1979
Viet-Cong
Kurtz's men With & without jungle-taped magazines
French colonialists With & without pig-sticker bayonets
The Deer Hunter Robert De Niro Michael 1978
Christopher Walken Nick

Television

Title Actor Character Note Air Date
The A-Team 1983 - 1988
Blott on the Landscape David Suchet Blott 1985
East German soldiers
MacGyver (1985) - Season 1 - Various characters Type 56 with slant compensator / featured in 9 out of 22 episodes 1985-1986
Tour of Duty Vit Cng 1987 - 1989
Tour of Duty NVA soldiers 1987 - 1989
Seven Days 1998 - 2001
Tremors: The Series Victor Browne Tyler Reed "Shriek & Destroy" 2003
Criminal Minds Somali militiamen "Distress" (S2E17) 2007
Sea Patrol Various rebels and mercenaries 2007 - 2010
Sanctuary 2007 -
Falling Skies Resistance fighters Type 56 2011 -
Jon Benjamin Has a Van Guatemalan troops Type 56, "Border" (S01E01) 2011
The Walking Dead - Season 3 Travis Love Shumpert the Bowman Type 56 fitted with a AKM-style slanted compensator; "Made to Suffer" (S3E08), "The Suicide King" (S3E09), "Home" (S3E10) 2012-2013
various Woodbury Soldiers Type 56 fitted with a AKM-style slanted compensator; "Made to Suffer" (S3E08), "The Suicide King" (S3E09), "Home" (S3E10), "Prey" (S3E14), "This Sorrowful Life" (S3E15), "Welcome to the Tombs" (S3E16)
Melissa Ponzio Karen Type 56 fitted with a AKM-style slanted compensator; "Home" (S3E10)
Continuum - Season 2 "Second Chances" (E01) 2013
The Walking Dead - Season 4 Alanna Masterson Tara Chambler Type 56 fitted with a AKM-style slant compensator; "Too Far Gone" (S4E08) 2013-2014
various Terminus Inhabitants Type 56 fitted with a AKM-style slanted compensator; "A" (S4E16)
The Walking Dead - Season 5 various Terminus Inhabitants Type 56 fitted with a AKM-style slanted compensator; "No Sanctuary" (S5E01), "Four Walls and a Roof" (S5E03) 2014-2015
Andrew Lincoln Rick Grimes Type 56 fitted with Dark Plum Polymer Furniture & AKM-style slanted compensator
Michael Cudlitz Sgt. Abraham Ford Dark Plum Polymer Furniture & AKM-style slanted compensator; "No Sanctuary" (S5E01)
Andrew J. West Gareth Type 56 fitted with a AKM-style slanted compensator; "Four Walls and a Roof" (S5E03)
Chris Coy Martin Type 56 fitted with a AKM-style slanted compensator; "Four Walls and a Roof" (S5E03)
April Billingsley Theresa Type 56 fitted with a AKM-style slanted compensator; "Four Walls and a Roof" (S5E03)
Benjamin Papac Albert Type 56 fitted with a AKM-style slanted compensator; "Four Walls and a Roof" (S5E03)
Norman Reedus Daryl Dixon Type 56 fitted with a Dark Plum Polymer Furniture & AKM-style slanted compensator; "Crossed" (S5E07), "Them" (S5E10)
Jason Douglas Tobin Type 56 fitted with a AKM-style slanted compensator; "Spend" (S5E14)
Steven Yeun Glenn Rhee Type 56 fitted with a AKM-style slanted compensator; "Spend" (S5E14)
Banshee - Season 2 Rabbit's men Episode 10 2014
Tyrant Abbudinian soldiers Episode 1; Type 56 2014
The Walking Dead - Season 6 Andrew Lincoln Rick Grimes Type 56 fitted with Dark Plum Polymer Furniture & AKM-style slanted compensator 2015-2016
Jason Douglas Tobin Type 56 fitted with a AKM-style slanted compensator; "First Time Again" (S6E01)
Unknown Savior Member Type 56 fitted with a AKM-style slanted compensator; "Always Accountable" (S6E06)
Austin Nichols Spencer Monroe Type 56 fitted with a AKM-style slanted compensator; "Heads Up" (S6E07)
various At least 2 unnamed Savior Members Type 56 fitted with a AKM-style slanted compensator in an after credits scene; "Start to Finish" (S6E08), "No Way Out" (S6E09)
various Savior Member Type 56 fitted with a AKM-style slanted compensator; "Twice As Far" (S6E14)
Norman Reedus Daryl Dixon Type 56 fitted with a AKM-style slanted compensator; "Twice As Far" (S6E14)
various Savior Members Type 56 fitted with a AKM-style slanted compensator; "Last Day on Earth" (S6E16)
The Walking Dead - Season 7 Norman Reedus Daryl Dixon Type 56 fitted with wood furniture, AIM Handguard & AKM-style slant compensator; ”The First Day of the Rest of Your Lives" (S7E16) 2017
Andrew Lincoln Rick Grimes Type 56 fitted with wood furniture & slant compensator; "The First Day of the Rest of Your Lives" (S7E16)
Cooper Andrews Jerry Type 56 fitted with dark plum polymer furniture & slant compensator; "The First Day of the Rest of Your Lives (S7E16)
Unknown Savior Member Type 56 fitted with dark plum polymer furniture & slant compensator; " The First Day of the Rest of Your Lives" (S7E16)
The Man in the High Castle Joel de la Fuente Chief Inspector Kido 2019

Anime

Title Character Notation Release Date
Gunslinger Girl Padania Terrorists 2003

Video Games

Game Title Appears as Mods Notation Release Date
Rising Storm 2: Vietnam Type 56; with under-folding bayonet 2017
Rainbow Six Siege Unusable 2015
Godfather II, The (VG) 2009
Delta Force: Xtreme 2 "AK47" 2009
7.62 High Calibre "Type 56" w/ various attachments 2008
Tomb Raider: Underworld not usable 2008
Battlefield: Vietnam "AK-47" w/ underfolding "pig sticker" bayonet 2004
Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas "AK47" 2004
Project IGI 2: Covert Strike "AK-47" 2003
Max Payne 2: The Fall of Max Payne "Kalashnikov" 2003
Tactical Ops: Assault on Terror "AK47" 2002
Project IGI: I'm Going In "AK-47" 2000
Global Operations "AK-47" 2000
Jurassic Park: Trespasser "Kalashnikov" 1998

Type 56-1

Type 56-1, early model with milled receiver - 7.62x39mm
Type 56-1, early model with milled receiver and plastic fittings - 7.62x39mm
Type 56-1 - 7.62x39mm

The Type 56-1 is the under-folding stocked variant of the Type 56.

Film

Title Actor Character Note Date
Mosul Adam Bessa Kawa Type 56-1 2019
London Has Fallen Gerard Butler Mike Banning Type 56-1 2016
Wolf Warriors Ming Deng's troops 2015
Chronicles of the Ghostly Tribe Mark Chao Soldiers 2015
Zulu Clayton Evertson Beach thug Type 56-1 2013
Captain Phillips Somali pirates 2013
Witching and Bitching (Las brujas de Zugarramurdi) Mario Casas Antonio Type 56-1 2013
Guardian Angel (Schutzengel) Assailant Type 56-1 with green handguard 2012
Johnny English Reborn Mozambique guard Type 56-1 2011
Machine Gun Preacher Gerard Butler Sam Childers Type 56-1 2011
LRA and SPLA troops Type 56-1
Red State Believers Type 56-1 - made to look like AKMS 2011
Green Zone Matt Damon Chief Warrant Officer Roy Miller Type 56-1 2010
Iraqi gunmen
Elephant White Kevin Bacon Jimmy Type 56-1 modified with picatinny rails and composite grips 2010
Angel of Evil Kim Rossi Stuart Renato Vallanzasca Type 56-1 2010
Filippo Timi Enzo
Moritz Bleibtreu Sergio
Paolo Mazzarelli Beppe
Big Money Rustlas Violent J Big Baby Chips Type 56-1 2010
Jumpsteady Hack Benjamin
Monoxide Dusty Poot
Kandahar Break Tribesman Type 56-1, with smooth orange magazine 2009
Afghan National Army soldiers Type 56-1
31 North 62 East Terrorists Type 56-1 2009
The Kite Runner Taliban fighters 2008
Soviet soldiers
Body of Lies Iraqi insurgents Type 56-1 2008
Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull Soviet soldiers 2008
Outlaw Lennie James Cedric Munroe Type 56-1 2007
Sean Bean Danny Bryant
Invisible Target Vincent Sze Tien Yeng Chi 2007
Mei Wang Xue Tien Yeng Yan
No Country for Old Men 2007
Hot Fuzz Crackhead Type 56-1 2007
Battle for Haditha Falah Falyeh Ahmad Type 56-1 2007
Oliver Bytrus Jafar
Iraqi Army soldiers
Iraqi civilians
Blood Diamond Kagiso Kuypers Dia Vandy Type 56-1 2006
R.U.F. rebels
Sierra Leone Army soldiers
Lord of War Weston Cage Mechanic Type 56-1, with AKM receiver cover 2005
Soviet soldiers
Afghan Mujahideen
Seen on wall, with nickel finish, AKM muzzle brake, ivory furniture, and AIMS handguard
R.U.F. rebels Type 56-1
Sahara Matthew McConaughey Dirk Pitt Type 56-1 2005
Malian Soldiers
Munich Black September terrorists Type 56-1 2005
PLO gunmen
Israeli commandos
Batman Begins Chinese soldiers Type 56-1 2005
Stealth Tajikistani terrorists Type 56-1, with lengthened barrel 2005
A Bittersweet Life Thugs Type 56-1 2005
Typhoon Pirates Type 56-1 2005
Tears of the Sun Militia fighters 2003
Die Another Day North Korean soldiers Type 56-1 2002
North Korean commando Type 56-1, made to look like AKS-74
Outside the Law Delgado's bodyguards, Peyton's hecnhman Type 56-1 with black furniture 2002
Christmas Rush Ghost Dragons gangster Type 56-1 2002
Black Hawk Down Somali militiamen with & without pig-sticker bayonets 2001
24 Hours (24 chasa) Spetznaz GRU operator, various police officiers, hitman Type 56-1 2000
Big Money Hustlas Stefan Kudek Dr. Dinglenut Type 56-1, nickel-plated with fake ivory furniture, Romanian AIM-style grip, AKM-style slant compensator 2000
Belly Louie Rankin Lennox nickel-plated with fake ivory furniture 1998
Air Force One Rebel soldiers Type 56-1 1997
The Devil's Own Brad Pitt Frankie Maguire Type 56-1 1997
Courage Under Fire Iraqi soldiers 1996
Heat Danny Trejo Trejo Type 56-1, with AKM muzzle brake 1995
Soldier Boyz A criminal Type 56-1 1995
Top Dog Neo Nazi terrorists Type 56-1 with AKM-style muzzle brakes 1995
GoldenEye Pierce Brosnan James Bond Type 56-1, made to look like AKS-74 1995
Sean Bean Alec Trevelyan
Famke Janssen Xenia Onatopp
Dead Weekend TWF soldiers Type 56-1 1995
In the Army Now Libyan Army soldier Type 56-1, made to look like AK-74 1994
Clear and Present Danger Colombian cartel gunmen Type 56-1 1994
Enemy Gold Julie Strain Jewel Panther Type 56-1, under-folding stock variant with slanted muzzle brake 1993
Ron Browning Slash
Curacao A terrorist Type 56-1 1993
Beyond the Law Ed Adams Dirt Type 56-1, with AKM muzzle brake 1992
Hard Boiled Johnny Wong's thugs Type 56-1 1992
Boyz N The Hood Baldwin C. Sykes Monster Type 56-1 1991
Revenge (1990) Miguel Ferrer Amador Type 56-1 1990
RoboCop 2 Nuke cartel thugs 1990
The Killer Danny Lee Inspector Li Ying Type 56-1 1989
Casualties of War Viet Cong guerrillas Type 56-1 1989
Rambo III Sasson Gabai Mousa Type 56-1 1988
Afghan Mujahideen Type 56 and Type 56-1
The Park is Mine Jong Soo Park Tran Chan Dinh Type 56-1 1985

Television

Title Actor Character Note Air Date
Harry's Game Derek Thompson Billy Downes Type 56-1 1982
Seven Days 1998 - 2001
The Sopranos Bokeem Woodbine Massive Genius Nickel plated Type 56-1; "A Hit is a Hit" (S1E10) 1999 - 2007
Ultimate Force Ross Kemp SSgt. Henry 'Henno' Garvie Type 56-1 2002 - 2006
Jamie Draven Cpl. Jamie Dow
Tony Curran Sgt. Pete Twamley
Miles Anderson Col. Aidan Dempsey
Louis Decosta Johnson Cpl. Dave Woolston
Heather Peace Tpr. Becca Gallagher
Conor Mullen Omega
Various terrorists and soldiers
Doctor Who (New Series) - Season 2 Andrew Hayden-Smith Jake Simmonds Type 56-1 in episodes "Rise of the Cybermen" and "The Age of Steel" 2006
The Kill Point Leo Fitzpatrick "Mr. Mouse" Type 56-1, with AKM slant compensator 2007
The Kill Point Adam Cantor Rocko Type 56-1, with AKM slant compensator 2007
The Kill Point Frank Grillo Albert "Mr. Pig" Roman Type 56-1, with AKM slant compensator 2007
The Kill Point One of Deke Quinlan's men Type 56-1, with AKM slant compensator 2007
Iris - Season 1 North Korean terrorists and IRIS mercenaries Type 56-1 2009
Iris - Season 1 Lee Byung-hun Kim Hyun-jun Type 56-1 2009
Iris - Season 1 So-yeon Kim Kim Seon-hwa Type 56-1 2009
Falling Skies Noah Wyle Tom Mason Type 56-1 2011 -
Longmire Lobo Sebastian Octavio Muara Type 56-1, "The Cancer" (S01E04), plastic magazine, muzzle brake 2012
The Walking Dead - Season 3 Sonequa Martin-Green Sasha Type 56-1 fitted with a R.I.S. & AKM-style slanted compensator; "Prey" (S3E14) 2012-2013
Daniel Thomas Ray Allen Type 56-1 fitted with a R.I.S & AKM-Style slanted compensator; "This Sorrowful Life" (S3E15), "Welcome to the Tombs" (S3E16)
The Walking Dead - Season 4 various Governor's Militia Soldiers Type 56-1 fitted with a AKM-style slanted compensator; "Too Far Gone" (S4E08) 2013-2014
The Walking Dead - Season 5 various Terminus Inhabitants Type 56-1 fitted with a AKM-style slanted compensator; "No Sanctuary" (S5E01) 2014-2015
Chris Burns Mike Type 56-1 fitted with a AKM-style slanted compensator; "Four Walls and a Roof" (S5E03)
Banshee - Season 2 Rabbit's men Episode 10 2014
The Walking Dead - Season 6 Unknown Savior Member Type 56-1 fitted with a AKM-style slanted compensator; "Start to Finish" (S6E08), "No Way Out" (S6E09) 2015-2016
G-Rod Savior Member Type 56-1 fitted with a AKM-style slanted compensator; "Not Tomorrow Yet" (S6E12)
various Savior Members Type 56-1 fitted with a AKM-style slanted compensator; "Last Day on Earth" (S6E16)
The Walking Dead - Season 7 Christian Serratos Rosita Espinosa Type 56-1 fitted with slant compensator & folding stock removed; "The First Day of the Rest of Your Lives" (S7E16) 2017
Alanna Masterson Tara Chambler Type 56-1 fitted with R.I.S. & slant compensator; "The First Day of the Rest of Your Lives" (S7E16)
Sabrina Gennarino Tamiel Type 56-1 fitted with slant compensator; "The First Day of the Rest of Your Lives" (S7E16)
Thomas Francis Murphy Brion Type 56-1 fitted with dark plum polymer furniture, slant compensator, & folding stock removed; "The First Day of the Rest of Your Lives" (S7E16)

Video Games

Game Title Appears as Mods Notation Release Date
Rising Storm 2: Vietnam 2017


Type 56-2

Type 56-2 - 7.62x39mm

The Type 56-2 is the side-folding stocked variant of the Type 56.

Film

Title Actor Character Note Date
The Berlin File Abdul's henchmen Type 56-2 with plastic furniture 2013
North Korean agent Type 56-2 with AK-74 style muzzle brake and MPi-KMS-72 style side-folding stock
Seung-beom Ryu Dong Myung-Soo
RoboCop 2 Nuke cartel thugs 1990

Television

Title Actor Character Note Air Date
Wynonna Earp Revenant thug Type 56-2 side-folding stock variant; "The Blade" (S1E04) 2016

Video Games

Game Title Appears as Mods Notation Release Date
Grand Theft Auto V "Assault Rifle" 2013

Poly Technologies AKS-762 "Galil Side-Folder"

Poly Technologies AKS-762 "Galil Side-Folder" - 7.62x39mm

The AKS-762 is a series of civilian semi-automatic Type 56s exported by Chinese company Poly Technologies Inc. They were some of the first AKs to have been imported into the United States, alongside Egyptian Maadis.

The AKS-762 came in a variety of configurations, including ones identical to military Type 56 setups. One visually distinct variant among them features a basic side-folding stock similar to the Type 56-2 but also the Galil, leading to the nickname "Galil Side-Folder".

In terms of manufacturing, Poly Technologies rifles were manufactured by Factory 416 in Shandong and Factory 386 in Fujian.

Film

Title Actor Character Note Date
Breaking News Criminal gang Poly Tech AKS-47 side-folder copy 2004


MAK-90

MAK-90 - 7.62x39mm

"Post-ban" version of the Type 56, made for import for use as a civilian sporting rifle. As such, the MAK-1990 was manufactured in semi-automatic mode only, the rear sight was ground down and the bayonet lugs were ground off. Most rifles are fitted with a 'thumbhole' stock and were manufactured with both milled and stamped receivers. Originally, these rifles were sold for around $180 and were looked down on as "cheap" rifles, but have since been regarded as fine rifles and have gone up in price greatly.

Specifications

(1990 - 1994)

  • Type: Assault Rifle
  • Caliber: 7.62x39mm
  • Weight: 8.3 lbs (3.7 kg)
  • Length: 35.1 in (89.2 cm)
  • Barrel length: 16.3 in (41.5 cm)
  • Feed System: 10, 30-round box magazine
  • Fire Modes: Semi-Auto

Film

Title Actor Character Note Date
Carnosaur 3: Primal Species Terrorist 1996
Soldier Arcadia 234 inhabitant With 10-round magazine 1998
God Bless America Tara Lynne Barr Roxy thumbhole stock removed 2012
Joel Murray Frank Murdock
Mike Tristano Shady gun dealer

Type 84 (5.56x45mm)

Type 84S

Type 84S - 5.56x45mm
Type 84S "Target" Rifle - 5.56x45mm. Basically a standard Type 84S with a slightly longer barrel. This variant was ready for market just as the 1989 US import ban was implemented, so it is mostly seen in Canada. It has an 18.5" barrel and was very rarely seen in the U.S. Gun market.

The Type 84 is a 5.56x45mm /.223 Remington variant of the Type 56 manufactured entirely for export. The rifles were originally developed as semi-automatic only civilian rifles for the United States market, under the name Type 84S, but small numbers of full-auto military versions were developed later for export to other countries. Other export names include "AKS-223" and "AKS-556".

The Type 84 was exported and sold with an AK birdcage flash hider and had a deep polished factory blue. It and its variants were banned by name in the 1989 Import Ban. It is often seen impersonating the AK-74 in movies and TV shows.

These rifles were thus mostly exported to Canada and Australia, and as a result, appeared in television shows or movies that were filmed in those countries.

Film

Title Actor Character Note Date
Zombieland Stylish Secret Agent . 2009
Reindeer Games . Seen in the weapons storage compartment of Gabriel's (Gary Sinise) truck 2000
Hollow Point Mobsters w/ Type 56-style bayonets 1996

Television

Show Title Actor Character Note / Episode Air Date
Sliders Russian soldiers Type 84 & Type 84 Target 1995-2000
Millennium Found in cult warehouse / "Gehenna" 1996-1999
Stargate SG-1 Seth's followers "Target" variant / (S03E02) 1997 - 2007
Jen Halley Lieutenant Tolinev mocked up as AKS-74U / "The Tomb" (S05E08)
The X-Files - Season 4 Russian gulag guards "Target" variant / "Terma" (S4E09) 1996
The X-Files - Season 5 Russian soldiers "Target" variant / "Patient X" (S5E13) 1998
Seven Days Various military personnel and terrorists "Peackeepers", "The Fire Last Time" 1998-2001
Harsh Realm A bounty hunter and Cherokee nationalists (Ep. 2 "Leviathan", Ep. 8 "Cincinnati") 1999
The Sopranos James Gandolfini Tony "Two Tonys" (5.01) 1999-2007
Max Casella Benny Fazio
Carl Capotorto Little Paulie Germani
Chris Ryan's Strike Back Iraqi insurgents Ep. 1, 2 2010

Anime

Title Character Note Date
Ghost in the Shell S.A.C. 2nd GIG Dejima refugee sniper Type 84S Target with scope 2004-2005


Type 84S-1

Type 84S-1 - 5.56x45mm
Type 84S-1 "Match" Rifle - 5.56x45mm. Norinco was stuck sitting on a pile of 21" RPK barrels chambered for 5.56mm when the door slammed shut on U.S. imports in 1989. Norinco saved money by mating their 21" long RPK-style barrels to their stockpile of 84S Folding Stock receiver bodies and thus exported the Type 84S Match to countries such as Canada and Australia. Canada would suffer their own import ban on 'frightening looking guns' in 1995. Australian gun owners would suffer such a fate in 1997.

Film

Title Actor Character Note Date
The Interview North Korean soldier 2014
Underworld: Evolution Hungarian police officers 2006

Television

Show Title Actor Character Note / Episode Air Date
The X-Files - Season 4 Russian gulag guards "Target" variant / "Terma" (S4E09) 1996
The X-Files - Season 5 Russian soldiers "Target" variant / "Patient X" (S5E13) 1998
The X-Files - Season 5 Brian Markinson Gary Lambert "Target" variant / "Folie à Deux" (S5E19) 1998
Seven Days Various military personnel and terrorists "Peackeepers", "The Fire Last Time" 1998-2001
Battlestar Galactica Ryan Robbins Charlie Connor Season 3, "Exodus" 2004-2009


Type 84S-2

Type 84S-2 - 5.56x45mm

Film

Title Actor Character Note Date
A Dangerous Man Byron Lawson Mao 2009
The Sum of All Fears Ukrainian soldiers Fitted with custom muzzle brakes to pass for AKS-74 2003

Television

Show Title Actor Character Note / Episode Air Date
Seven Days Various military personnel and terrorists "Peackeepers", "The Fire Last Time" 1998-2001
Chris Ryan's Strike Back Fenar Mohammed-Ali As'ad Ep. 1, 2 2010
Chris Ryan's Strike Back Iraqi insurgents Ep. 1, 2 2010



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