Picked up my Norinco 98 today


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Nightcrawler
January 2, 2003, 05:09 PM
This Norinco 98 appears to be a Reminton 870 clone, except that the magazine tube holds 5 rounds instead of four. It has an 18.5" cylinder bore barrel, and a matte black finish that feels suspiciously like parkerizing.

Steel receiver, dual action bars, and a traditional shotgun safety that can be applied without having the weapon cocked, which I like.

Features rugged synthetic furniture with sling swivel studs on the magazine tube cap and bottom of the buttstock.

The trigger guard is plastic, unfortunately, but everything else seems to be steel.

The weapon features a fully adjustable ghost ring rear sight mounted on the top of the receiver's scope mount. The sight is protected by stout steel wings. The front sight is a blade that is mounted into the barrel by a dovetail.

There seem to be some dimples at the end of the magazine tube. These are used to hold the plastic magazine spring retainer in. To remove the retainer and the spring you simply have to push it in and rotate it.

The trigger assembly is held in by two steel pins.

All in all, I'm happy with the weapon, especially for the $250.00 I paid for it. You don't get ghost ring sights for that cheap, usually.

Don't know when I'll shoot it for the first time. I'll give a range report when I do. I don't expect exceptional slug accuracy from the cylinder bore barrel, but I'll undoubetedly do better than I do with a bead sight. (I'm going to work on that, though, if only to improve my point shooting.)

The only additions I want to add to this weapon are a heat shield (I think it looks cool) and some sling swivel studs for field carry. Maybe a side saddle.

A magazine tube extension might be in order, if one would work for it. (Maybe Rem870 stuff will fit, maybe not.) In any case the mag extension would have to be really short in order to not extend past the barrel.

I'm happy with it. It'll do until I can get something really nice, like a semiauto, or perhaps one of those HK FABARMs. It'll make a good beater gun after that.

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ruger357
January 2, 2003, 05:13 PM
Let us know how it works out.

romulus
January 3, 2003, 01:46 PM
Don't mean to put a damper on your happy event, but $250 seems a bit steep for that shottie...I saw one at Sport Mart for about $180...

Nightcrawler
January 3, 2003, 02:57 PM
They have Norinco Ithaca 37 clones for $149 at the same shop. However, you do pay extra for the Ghost Ring sights. Besides, it's a small shop that knows me by my first name. And prices are generally high in my area. I don't know where all you folks live where you get these $489 CZ-97s and $500 full sized Glocks, but it ain't here.

Kahr carrier
January 6, 2003, 07:20 AM
They seem okay,use to see them at the gunshop in the low $200.:)

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