Type 67 machine gun

The Type 67 is a general-purpose machine gun, chambered in 7.62×54mmR used by the Chinese People's Liberation Army.

Type 67
The Type 67 on a tripod field mount
TypeGeneral-purpose machine gun
From PK Machine Gun
Place of originPeople's Republic of China
Service history
In service1967–present
Used bySee Users
WarsVietnam War
Lebanese Civil War
War in Afghanistan
Syrian Civil War[1]
Yemeni Civil War[2][1]
Production history
ManufacturerChina North Industries Corporation
VariantsType 67-1, Type 67-2
Mass11 kg (24.25 lb)
Length1,650 mm (65.0 in)
Barrel length605 mm (23.8 in)

ActionGas-operated, tilting breechblock
Rate of fire650-700 rounds/min
Effective firing range800-1000 m
Feed system100/250-round belt
SightsRear leaf sight, forward post

Design history

The Type 67 machine gun was developed as a lightweight replacement for the Type 53 (SG43) and Type 57 (SGM) medium 7.62 mm machine guns.

According to a United States Army Materiel Command analysis, the Type 67 uses the DP trigger mechanism, the quick-change barrel of the SG-43, a gas regulator similar to the RPD, the ZB vz. 30 bolt mechanism, and a modified Maxim-type feed mechanism.[3]

Since 1967 – the year of its introduction – the Type 67 has gone through two model modifications and improvements, with the newer models designated Type 67-1 and Type 67-2.[1]


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