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JW-15 or ????

Posted: Wed Jan 17, 2018 8:08 pm
by MauserMadness
So I've had this old rifle for a spell, no import mark, no model number. As far as I can tell it's a JW-15 or some variant there of from China. Now JW-15 rifles seem to be a hard bear to get information on. The only other one I've handled had a Made In China and Norinco stamp, it had the same magazine as the one I own. What was different was the rear site. As mine is a military type tangent and the other example fixed.

It is stamped with an arrow on a bullseye on the top of the receiver forward the chamber and a date of 1976. The rear site is graduated to 200 meters. Serial number is in the 5 digit range. Does anyone know exactly what I have?

If I'm lucky I can add pictures tomorrow but so far on mobile anything I take says "file to large" need to find an app to compress photos for when I am roaming mobile.



Re: JW-15 or ????

Posted: Thu Jan 18, 2018 7:44 am
by MauserMadness
Here is a picture of the receiver marking and the rear tangent site.

Any Insight on this rifle is appreciated.


Re: JW-15 or ????

Posted: Thu Jan 18, 2018 11:21 pm
by korkster
Doesnt look like a JW15. Believe thats a JW8 Chinese training rifle. Anyone else want to chime in?

Re: JW-15 or ????

Posted: Fri Jan 19, 2018 8:35 am
by spentprimer
It would be interesting to see a profile of the entire stock. Top of receiver looks like CZ to me, as does the rear sight.

A now deceased shooting buddy had a China made Norinco marked JW-15 that I had multiple opportunities to shoot. A nice surprise to shoot as accuracy was excellent and it functioned without issues. The stock finish appeared to be rather thick and clear with a dark brown stain of some sort under it. CZ type safety could have benefited with longer handle, but it was functional as it was, but younger shooters may have trouble operating with the lever it had.

Re: JW-15 or ????

Posted: Thu Dec 27, 2018 5:46 pm
I believe the JW-15 is a knock off of the CZ-Trainer or Basic. I have one and looked it up long ago. Strange, the model number of mine is on the barrel/receiver and is clearly seen. I think it has the old school cut rifling.

Best Regards,