About the Manufacturer:
This mainland China corporation was established in 1980. Under the official English name Norinco, they manufacture vehicles, machinery, optical-electronic products, oil field equipment, chemicals, light industrial products, explosives and blast materials, as well as civil and military firearms and ammunition. In the area of handguns, Norinco is known for making respectable copies of popular models such as the 1911, CZ, SIG, High Power and Tokarev pistols. Since 1994 various politically motivated import bans have kept Norinco handguns from the US market.
About the Cartridge:
The Stevens Arms Co. developed the .22 Long Rifle rimfire cartridge from the .22 Long cartridge case developed 16 years earlier, with a 40 grain round nose bullet loaded to a higher velocity than the older 29 grain .22 Long bullet. Modern .22 Long Rifle High Velocity cartridges drive a 40 grain copper-plated bullet at a muzzle velocity of 1255 fps and muzzle energy of 140 ft-lbs from a rifle barrel. This rimfire cartridge has become the most popular sporting and target shooting cartridge in the world.