Ive Tried This Before - But I Will Try Again - Looking For.....
Back in the early 1990's, Norinco was manufacturing a bolt action sporter in 7.62x39. I saw ads in Shotgun News and Gunlist and I BELIEVE, if my old moldy memory serves me, that it was Navy Arms or Gibbs that was importing em. The rifle was not a sporter built on a military action, but rather a "new manufacture" rifle, with a Weatherby-like high gloss stock, and a removable magazine and was a short handy carbine. At the same time, CAI was selling 7.62x39 rifles built on small ring Mauser actions, and I snoozed and losed because I couldnt decide which way to go. ANY HOW...........I have been searching, including EXTENSIVE web searching over the last couple years for info on the Norinco-made one, and have had ZERO success. Does anyone even REMEMBER the thing? Does anyone HAVE one? Does anyone have back issues of either publication that they could take a look at, to see if they can find the original ad? Any help would be appreciated. At the time, if I remember correctly, the new Norinco was $239 and the Century was $209. Thanks in advance for any info anyone can find.