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Hawk Type 97

General Facts

  • TYPE
    Shotgun

  • ORIGIN
    China

  • NICKNAMES
    Hawk 982 (export designation)
    Norinco HP9-1 (export designation)
    N870-14.00 (export designation)

  • DESIGNED
    Late 1990's

  • DESIGNER
    Hawk Group

  • PRODUCTION
    Late 1990's - present (Type 97-1)
    2007 - present (Type 97-2)

  • PRODUCERS
    China - Hawk Group

  • QUANTITY
    Unknown

  • UNIT COST
    $ 250 in 2012

  • CHARACTERISTICS
    Rugged and reliable
    May fire non lethal rounds
    Limited costs
    Limited rate of fire
    Lower production quality than US models

Introduction

The Type 97 is a pump-action shotgun of Chinese origin. It was developed in the late 1990's for domestic use and export sales. The Type 97 is closely patterned after the Remington M870 and many parts are interchangeable.

Design

The Type 97 is a conventional pump-action shotgun with tubular magazine below the barrel. All models feature a 5 round tubular magazine and heat shroud over the barrel. A fixed polymer stock or tubular folding stock is fitted.

Firepower

The Type 97 fires 12ga shotgun ammunition of both 2.75 and 3-inch length. The tubular magazine holds 5 rounds plus 1 in the chamber. The Type 97-2 uses a detachable box magazine that holds 5 rounds. Performance is similar to other pump-action shotguns.

Users

The Type 97-1 has been adopted by the People's Armed Police of China. It is also exported, mostly on the civilian market.

Variants

Type 97-1

The Type 97-1 very similar to currect law enforcement models of the Remington M870. All models feature a 5 round tubular magazine and heat shroud over the barrel. The stock is either fixed, foldable or absent. Various civilian models also exist and may feature a longer barrel and wooden stock.

TypeShotgun
Caliber12ga 2.75" or 3"
Magazine5+1 round tubular magazine
OperationPump-action
Fire selector0-1
Rate of firePump-action
Barrel length
RiflingSmoothbore
Muzzle velocity?
StockFixed
Length940 mm
Width?
Height?
Weight3.1 kg empty
SightsIron sights
Remarks-

Type 97-2

The Type 97-2 is very similar to the Type 97-1, but uses a plastic detachable box magazine that holds 5 rounds. The tubular magazine is retained as rail for the slider but holds no rounds. Therefore the tubular magazine does not extend al the way to the muzzle.

TypeShotgun
Caliber12ga 2.75" or 3"
Magazine5 round box magazine, plus 1 in the chamber
OperationPump-action
Fire selector0-1
Rate of firePump-action
Barrel length
RiflingSmoothbore
Muzzle velocity?
StockFoldable
Length840 mm
Width?
Height?
Weight3.2 kg empty
SightsIron sights
Remarks-

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