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Mauser SR-93 sniper rifle (Germany)
Caliber(s):7.62x51mm NATO (.308Win), .300 Winchester Magnum, .338 Lapua Magnum
Operation: manually operated rotary bolt action
Length: 1230 mm
Barrel: 690 mm
Weight: 5.9 kg less telescope sight
Feed Mechanism: 5 (.338LM) or 6 (.300WM) rounds detachable box magazine
The Mauser SR-93 sniper rifle was developed byfamous Mauser Werke company during early 1990s especially for G22 longrange sniper rifle trials of German army (Bundeswehr). The intent ofthese trials was to procure a new sniper rifle which will defeatcurrent body armor at ranges of up to 600 meters Eventually,these trials were won by Accuracy International AWM rifle chambered for.300 Winchester Magnum cartridge, and only few Mauser SR-93sniper rifles were produced before Rheinmetall took over the business.Few of Mauser SR-93 sniper rifles were used by European policeorganizations, such as special police forces of Netherlands andGermany, and some more were sold to collectors. It is believed thatonly about 120 SR-93 rifles were ever made.
MauserSR-93 sniper rifle is manually operated rifle with rotating bolt thathas two frontal locking lugs. One specific feature of SR-93 is that itcan be easily conferted from right - to left-hand operation withouttools (by re-installation of the bolt handle to the opposite side).Manual safety, magazine release and other elements of the rifle alsowere completely ambidextrous as well. Mauser SR-93features an aluminum chassis with screw-on polymer forend and pistolgrip. The barrel is free-floated and is fitted with specialmuzzle brake. Buttstock is of skeletonized design, and has a fullyadjustable buttplate and cheek rest. Rifle was fitted with integralfolding bipod under the forend, and an integral rear monopod ofadjustable height, built into the shoulder stock. Ammunition is fedfrom detachable box magazines. No iron sights wereprovided, and for G22 trials rifle was offered with Hensoldt 3-12X56telescope sight, although other types of telescope or night sights canbe installed on the rail at the top of receiver using appropriatemounts. Standard calibers were .338 Lapua Magnum or .300 WinchesterMagnum, with 7,62 NATO caliber conversion kits being offered forlow-cost training.
specialthanks to M.Willemsen fromNetherlands Army Museum