The Chinese-made Type 97 broke the mould of Chinese-made assault rifles in that it wasn't based on the design of another gun (the Type 81 and Type 56 prior to that were based on the AK series). The Type 95 used the Chinese-developed 5.8mm caliber, which outperformed the 7.62mm caliber in tests. The Type 97 is an export version, which chambers the 5.56mm NATO round instead. It was first introduced in the handover of Hong Kong, on the 1st July 1997, when the Chinese PLA Garrison Troops in Hong Kong were armed with the then brand new assault rifle. RS continue their principle of creating authentic airsoft replicas of real-steel guns with this Type 97. Their thorough research and development means that this is an ultra-realistic AEG. Just like their Type 56/Type56-1, it features an all-new specially-developed 7mm bearing metal gearbox so that the original dimensions could be retained. The gearbox has also been equipped with a high strength gear set, air seal nozzle and spring lease device, for easy care and modification. All the external parts you see are identical to the real-steel version, even the disassembly/assembly has been faithfully replicated! Field-stripping this gun is done by removing the two lock pins for a quick disassembly. Just like the real thing, the butt stock, upper and lower handguard are made of high strength polmer - special Nylon 66. The properties of this material make it durable yet lightweight, maintaining a rigid structure. It has a real-steel factory standard high strength duralmin forged frame, which has been CNC processed, hard coat anodized and is resistant to corrosion. What RS have done is quite admirable, and the research, development & manufacturing processes have been very concise in making a gun which is, in aesthetics, a perfect replica of the real-steel Type 97. STATS +Power: 300 FPS +Custom Battery (not included) +Magazine Issued: Type 97 100 Round Midcap (M4 Style Magazine) +Realistic Construction +Unique Serial Numbers +Uses M4 Magazines +Weight: 3.3kg +Single & Full Auto Fire
We will endeavour to despatch your package within 24 hours although at peak times this may take slightly longer. Orders for RIFs may take 48 hours as we test and chronograph each rifle before shipping.
Please bear in mind the couriers delivery Monday to Friday between the hours of 8am and 6pm (0800 - 1800 hours) except for holidays. We do not directly control the couriers and we cannot obtain a specific delivery time from them. Delivery may be delayed by extreme weather and events and again is out of our control.
Cost of Delivery
The cost of delivery will be added to your order total. You can select your preferred method of delivery from the options displayed at the checkout. Please select the correct option for your country to ensure that your order is not delayed. We reserve the right to adjust shipping methods and costs but this is usually done in your favour and you will be informed by email.
In addition to this, if our courier cannot deliver goods to a premises and the goods are returned to LWA then the customer will be charged for the delivery back to LWA and then charged for a second delivery.
All deliveries must be checked by the receiver (customer) BEFORE signing for them. If the package is damaged in anyway either refuse to accept delivery or ask the delivery person to check the contents with you. You should only sign for the goods if you are satisfied. In any other circumstances, please sign the package receipt as "not checked". If a customer fails to follow this and a package is signed for as received in good condition. We may find it difficult (or impossible) to claim compensation in this case.
Where we ship
Standard UK shipping will be sent UPS (max 20kg) for heavy non RIF purchases we use Parcel Force (max 30kg). Delivery will be 24 hours from date of dispatch.
Royal Mail Tracked, items are insured but we can only deliver up to 1kg with this service. We cannot send Pyrotechnics or RIFs with this service. £5.99
Standard shipping 24 hour. (Max 30kg for non RIF purchases, 20kg max for RIF purchases.) £5.99.
UK mainland Saturday delivery is £23.50 and should be ordered before 1pm on a Friday.
Northern Ireland, Inverness, Highlands & Islands prices may vary.
Near EU Shipping (up to 20kg) £9.99 - Applies to Belguim, France, Germany, Ireland, Luxembourg, Netherlands
Far EU Shipping (up to 20kg) £11.99 - Applies to Andorra, Austria, Bulgaria, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, Greece, Hungary, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Monaco, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden
European Islands Shipping (up to 20kg) - Applies to Cyprus, Gibraltar, Iceland, Malta
Rest of Europe Shipping (up to 20kg) - Applies to Albania, Belarus, Bosnia & Herzegovina, Canary Islands, Croatia, Faroe Islands, Greenland, Liechtenstein, Macedonia, Moldova, Montenegro, Norway, Russian Federation, San Marino, Serbia, Switzerland, Turkey, Ukraine
United Staes (up to 20kg) UPS - £29.99
It is the responsibility of the purchaser to ensure the legality of importation into their own country. Land Warrior Airsoft can not accept any responsibility whatsoever if the goods ordered are seized by Customs officials or airport authorities in ours or any other country. If goods are seized, destroyed, damaged through inspection or confiscated in any instance, we accept no responsibility and will offer no form of refund or credit. If the goods are returned to us by the seizing authority, we will refund your payment for the goods (not the shipping cost) less any fines or charges imposed by that authority for the handling and return of said goods. We will issue the refund only WHEN the goods are received and checked by ourselves.