10.4x33R ammunition with heavy subsonic bullets for G 150 suppressed sniper rifle
|Full text name||G 150 (GW 150) Silenced (integrally suppressed) Sniper Rifle|
|Caliber cartridge||.41 Magnum|
|Overall length, mm||1115|
|Barrel length, mm||350|
|Weight empty, kg||5,85|
|Magazine capacity, rounds||3|
The G 150 (GW 150) Silenced (integrally suppressed) Sniper Rifle was an indigenous and secret project carried by Swiss gunsmiths for a secretive Project-26 (P-26) organization. P-26 was a clandestine Swiss intelligence and military organization, established during the Cold War (circa 1973) to operate behind enemy lines in case of occupation of Switzerland. To conduct its planned clandestine operations, P-26 ordered some specialized weapons, such as the G 150 (or GW 150) integrally suppressed (silenced) sniper rifle. Relatively few of these rifles were allegedly produced by SIG, and stored at secret P-26 warehouses until 1990, when this organization was uncovered by Swiss politicians and subsequently disbanded.
The G 150 (GW 150) silenced sniper rifle is a manually operated, rotary bolt action weapon built on the German-made Sauer rifle action. Rifle was chambered for a .41 Remington Magnum cartridge, loaded with heavy subsonic jacketed bullets (26.5 gram at about 315 m/s). Barrel is equipped with large, integrated sound suppressor (silencer). Rifle is fitted with side-folding shoulder stock and provided with unmarked 4-6X scope made by Schmidt&Bender. Scope has a proprietary aiming reticle matched to specific ammunition and marked out to 200 meters, with stadia lines for every 25 meters of range. Ammunition was fed from detachable box magazines with 3-round capacity. Maximum effective range of this suppressed (silenced) sniper rifle was listed as 200 meters.