Newspaper article China Post

Made-in-Taiwan Rifle Parts Selling Rapidly in US: Report

Newspaper article China Post

Made-in-Taiwan Rifle Parts Selling Rapidly in US: Report

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Around 1,000 rifles built with Taiwanese-made T91 assault rifle upper receivers sold out fast after being released to the U.S. market, local media reported on Monday.

Defense Ministry's Armaments Bureau has signed a contract with U.S. arms importer Wolf Performance Ammunition last year for Taiwanese-made T91 upper receivers, or "uppers," and other parts for the assault rifle to be sold in the U.S, the Chinese-language United Evening News said.

The Type 91 is the standard-issue service rifle of the R.O.C. Army.

Because local and U.S. laws made it difficult for Taiwan to import the entire T-91 assault rifle to America, Wolf Performance Ammunition ultimately decided to import T-91 uppers and to complete them with U.S.-made barrels.

The first 1,000 batch of Wolf A1 was widely popular in the U.S. market and was sold out not long after it hit on shelves, the newspaper said. …

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