Norinco NDM 86 Dragunov SVD 7.62×51 24” Semi-Auto Sniper Rifle, Accessories

SOLD FOR: $7,826

WOA#: WY240124WP012

Make: Norinco

Model:   NDM 86

Serial Number: 102056

Year of Manufacture: 1985-1989, Pre 1989 Ban

Caliber: 7.62×51 NATO, .308 Win

Action Type: Semi-Automatic

Markings: The left side of the receiver is marked “BTC / SEL MONTE / CA”.  The right side of the receiver is marked “NORINCO / NDM 86 7.62X51mm / MADE IN CHINA” “S 5”.  The safety lever is marked “2058”.  The right side of the receiver above the trigger is marked “2056”. The bottom of the receiver is marked “7.62X51 / 102056”.  The Bolt Carrier is marked “2058”.  The rear of the dust cover is marked “2056”.   The scope is marked “nocn / 8×42 / PRO / MADE IN / BELARUS / No 1302472”.

Barrel Length:  24”.  27.1” with muzzle device

Sights / Optics:  The front sight is an adjustable hooded post dovetailed to a raised base.  The rear sight is a tangent u-notch leaf sight.  The left side of the receiver has a scope rail mounted with a Belarus POSP 8×42 Pro scope in Excellent condition.

Stock Configuration & Condition: The stocks are two piece synthetic with thumbhole buttstock, 2 position cheekpiece, sling bar, metal buttplate, and vented handguard with bottom picatinny rail mounted with an adjustable bipod.  The LOP measures 12.5” from the front of the trigger to the back of the buttplate. The bottom of the barrel under the boss has a bayonet lug.  The left side of the gas block has a sling ring.  The stock rates in about Excellent overall condition.

This rifle also comes with its original stock set in Excellent condition with some light storage wear.

Magazine Quantity & Condition: One proprietary factory 7.62×51 20rd magazine in Very Good condition.

Type of Finish:  Black

Finish Originality: Original

Bore Condition: The bore is bright and the rifling is sharp. There is no visible erosion in the bore. There is some minor fouling.   In this writer’s opinion the bore rates 9/10.

Overall Condition: This rifle retains about 95% of its metal finish. The balance of the finish shows some light operation wear.  There is finish loss on some of the leading edges, around the scope rail, and on the mag release tab.  There are some blemishes in the finish around the gas block and some minor spots of finish loss on the nosecap of the handguard.   The screw heads are sharp and the pins are unmarred. The markings are clear. Overall, this rifle rates in about Excellent condition for a Pre Ban Rifle.

Mechanics: The action functions correctly. We did not fire this rifle. As with all used firearms, a thorough cleaning may be necessary to meet your maintenance requirements.

Box, Paperwork & Accessories: This rifle comes with its original magazines, its attached scope as mentioned above with lens covers and manual, its original NDM 86 scope with a camo scope case, and its original stock set and gas cylinder (Total of 3 handguards. Please see photos.

Our Assessment:  The Norinco NDM-86 is a Chinese-manufactured sniper rifle, a variant of the famous Soviet-designed Dragunov SVD (Snayperskaya Vintovka Dragunova). Introduced to the market by Norinco (China North Industries Corporation), a major Chinese defense corporation, the NDM-86 was designed to meet both military and civilian demand for a precision long-range rifle. What makes the NDM-86 particularly interesting is its availability in two calibers: the original Soviet 7.62x54mmR, and the more universally available .308 Winchester (7.62x51mm NATO). This choice of calibers broadened its appeal, allowing users to select a model that best suits their availability of ammunition or personal preference. This one is chambered in 7.62×51 which thankfully opens the ammo options up for the user.

The NDM-86 maintains the iconic design and functionality of the Dragunov SVD, including its semi-automatic action, which allows for rapid follow-up shots compared to bolt-action sniper rifles. It features a gas-operated system with a short-stroke gas piston, a design that contributes to its reliability under various conditions. The rifle is equipped with a PSO-1 type telescopic sight, which is integral to its design and enhances its effectiveness as a sniper rifle by providing a range-finding reticle and variable magnification.

Externally, the NDM-86 resembles the Dragunov SVD closely, retaining the distinctive silhouette, including the long barrel, wooden stock, and handguard. The rifle has seen use in various capacities around the world, including by military and law enforcement agencies, and has also found a market among civilian shooters and collectors who value its historical significance and performance.

The introduction of the NDM-86 into markets outside China was met with enthusiasm by collectors and shooters alike, especially in the United States, where the rifle’s rarity and association with the iconic Dragunov design made it a coveted item. Due to import restrictions and regulations, along with the very few that were ever imported, the NDM-86 has become a rare and sought-after rifle in the U.S., enhancing its mystique and desirability among firearms enthusiasts.  Please see our photos and good luck on your bid! – L.S.

Norinco NDM 86 Dragunov SVD 7.62x51 24” Semi-Auto Sniper Rifle, Accessories
Norinco NDM 86 Dragunov SVD 7.62×51 24” Semi-Auto Sniper Rifle, Accessories