View Full Version : I had no idea Iran made their own......

07-13-2010, 06:30 PM
Anyone have proof of this? I figured they traded oil for them with russia, or china? Do they actually have their own plant producing them? Pics? Anyone handled one before?

07-14-2010, 08:39 PM
Been trying to find some info. This is it so far.

07-15-2010, 02:12 PM
Those sure look Chinese to me. The M16A1 photo at teh same site is claimed to be Irainian made too, but sure looks like the Norinco version.

09-18-2010, 01:40 PM
The Assault rifle type KL-7.62 mm is a gas-operated rifle and capable both of semi-automatic and automatic fire and intended for destroying hostile individual and group also can be in close combat by bayonet and butt stock has become the weapon of all army forces especially suited for the partisan war fares in every weather conditions.The rifle is supplied in various types such as
fixed butt stock (KLS), under folding butt stock (KLF) & side folding butt stock (KLT). Also it should be mentioned that the rifle has a multi-purpose bayonet.

Iran Defense Forum:

Or click www.diomil.ir if you choose.

Disclaimer: I haven't clicked it.

09-19-2010, 09:49 AM
S-5.56 5.56 mm assault rifle (Iran), Rifles

In March 2001, the Defence Industries Organization (DIO) of Iran announced that it was offering the S-5.56 automatic rifle. Although it has been claimed that the weapon is a local development, this rifle appears to be a direct copy of the Chinese Type CQ rifle, which in turn is a Chinese clone of the US M16. The Iranian S-5.56 is reported to be in production and is offered for export sales.

It is assumed that the S-5.56 is identical in operation to the M16. As with the Type CQ, the only visual change from the original M16 is in the revised pistol-grip outline and a cosmetic change to the profile of the fore-end. However, the S-5.56 is available in two versions (see below).The rearsight consists of a flip-over twin-leaf arrangement. With the 'close' half of the rear aperture sight raised, the sight is suitable for targets at ranges up to 300 m. Flipping over to the 'far' sight allows targets to be engaged at ranges from 300 to 500 m.Available accessories include a bayonet and an optical sight to be mounted over the sight bracket/carrying handle.


12-15-2010, 04:12 AM
I too was unaware of Iranian made firearms.

12-15-2010, 07:38 AM
They make some bullpup rifle as well that I have heard is a piece of junk.

01-24-2011, 10:22 AM
I had no idea they made their own.

01-24-2011, 10:31 AM
I'll trade a pound of Yellow Cake for one in 7.62.

01-24-2011, 12:06 PM
I thought they had an unlicensed HK plant as well.

03-06-2011, 10:14 PM

The models of Iranian AKs

03-06-2011, 10:34 PM

03-06-2011, 11:18 PM
They look like Chinese clones. No threads on the muzzle to reduce manufacturing costs, I imagine.

12-26-2011, 01:14 PM
They look like Chinese clones. No threads on the muzzle to reduce manufacturing costs, I imagine.

Chinese with a Euro dust cover and EG pistol grip, odd.


12-26-2011, 02:10 PM
Give them another yr or two and they will will be producing a copy of that drone our gov just lost over there along with their first nuke, our current so-called leader wont lift a damn finger over it,neither he or Bush for that matter.,hell its beginning to look like he hit the wrong country to me(Bush). I knew something was up right after 9/11 when Iran offered us help,more like buying time. Hell this rifle aint crap compared to whats going on over in the middle east right now,Arab spring my ass. Gonna be an Arab uprising worldwide in a few yrs and that is a given. I dont buy a damn thing coming out of there or some of our own gov B/S about whats going on,nope, not one bit.