Gun Report

Norinco Model 99 12 Gauge

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This low-priced shotgun was safe and solid for many different purposes. The external hammers make it appropriate for Cowboy shooters.

Norinco Model 99 12 Gauge

Gun Details

Model Name
Model Number
Home Defense
Caliber Plus Cartridge
Weight Unloaded
Action Type
Chamber Length
Choke Tubes
Overall Length
Barrel Length
Receiver Material
Rib Width
Stock Material
Length of Pull
Drop at Comb
Drop at Heel
Trigger Pull Weight Bottom
Trigger Pull Weight Top

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The firing pin safety is a block located forward of the hammers; the external portions of the block are two buttons. When a button (arrow) protrudes from the left side of the action as shown, the gun fires.
When we opened the action on the 99, it fell completely open -- exactly what we wanted it to do. Also, most of the time, spent shells fell out of the chambers, a performance edge for competition shooters, we think.
The wood-to-metal fit wasn't clean and flat on the sides of the receiver, but the metal-to metal fit was adequate overall.
The Norinco's forend (left) had a generous amount of wood to grip. We liked the beefier feel of the Chinese gun's front.

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