Military Factory

Bolt-Action Rifles

Authored By Staff Writer | Last Updated: 12/16/2015

The bolt-action rifle changed the face of warfare heading into the 20th Century and, amazingly, still holds a place on the battlefield even today.





Bolt-Action Rifles have long been a part of the battlefield and has seen consistent combat service throughout their history including both World War 1 and World War 2. In today's military environment, which is largely dominated by automatic weapons, the bolt-action rifle is still a proven measure of subtle offense when considering high-value targets at range, thusly falling into the tool box of snipers and sharpshooters across the world.


There are a total of (63) Bolt-Action Rifles in the Military Factory. Entries are listed below in alphanumeric order. Flag images indicative of country of origin.




1982
Accuracy International L96
The L96A1 is an Accuracy International-produced sniper rifle and currently the sniper rifle of choic... [Read More]
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1964
Anschutz Model 64 MP-R Multi-Purpose
The German Anschutz Model 64 MP-R was a bolt-action rifle appearing in 1964 and popularized through ... [Read More]
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1905
Arisaka Type 38
The Arisaka Type 38 (Rifle, Meiji 38th Year) was the standard rifle issued to the Imperial Japanese ... [Read More]
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1939
Arisaka Type 99 (Rifle)
The Type 99 was one of the standard bolt-action combat rifles to be utilized by the Empire of Japan ... [Read More]
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2015
Baher-23
The Baher-23 is a new rifle adopted by the Iranian military for the very-heavy-sniper-rifle role. It... [Read More]
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1990
Barrett M90
With the arrival of the combat tank on the battlefields of World War 1 (1914-1918), the Germans hast... [Read More]
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1995
Barrett M95
The Barrett M82 was the first notable American-made .50 caliber Anti-Material Rifle (ATR) when intro... [Read More]
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1890
Berthier Rifle (Series)
The bolt-action 8mm Model 1886 "Lebel" rifle was a French Army standard when introduced and proved a... [Read More]
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1892
Carcano Modello 1891 (M91)
The Carcano Modello 1891 (Model 1891) was the standard Italian Army service rifle of both World Wars... [Read More]
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1924
Ceska Zbrojovka vz. 24
The Czech city of Brno has long served as a hub for quality small arms design, development and produ... [Read More]
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1941
Degtyarev PTRD 1941 (PTRD-41)
The Degtyarev PTRD 1941 (or "PTRD-41", shortened from "Protivo Tankovoye Ruzhyo Degtyaryova") was th... [Read More]
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1976
Fabrique Nationale FN Model 30-11
With the standardization to NATO calibers for guns of Western countries during the Cold War, Europea... [Read More]
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1935
FEG 35M (Mannlicher M1935)
Following the end of World War 1, the Austro-Hungarian Empire was no more, giving rise to the "Kingd... [Read More]
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1917
Fusil Automatique Modele 1917 (Model 1917 RSC)
The culmination of work begun by French arms experts in the early 1900s produced the now-largely for... [Read More]
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1990
Gepard M1
The Gepard M1 was a Hungarian-originated heavy rifle intended for use against light-armored vehicles... [Read More]
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1989
Harris / McMillan M89
The Harris M89 Sniper Rifle is billed as one of the most accurate, resilient and robust gun platform... [Read More]
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1992
Harris M92
The Harris Model 92 (M92) was based on the original Harris Model 87R (M87R), though reworked into a ... [Read More]
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1889
Infantry Model 1889 (Belgian Mauser)
The Belgian Model 1889 "Mauser" became the first bolt-action service rifle of the Belgian Army. It w... [Read More]
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1998
Izhmash SV-98
The Russian SV-98 sniper was brought about to replace the ages-old SVD series in some Russian agenci... [Read More]
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1935
Kb wz.35 (Marosczek)
The Poles were not wholly ill-equipped during the German invasion of September 1939. Its tank-stoppi... [Read More]
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1894
Krag-Jorgensen Model 1894
The Krag-Jorgensen was a bolt-action, repeat-fire rifle of Norwegian origin designed in the latter h... [Read More]
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1887
Lebel Model 1886
The Lebel Model 1886 (more formally as the "Fusil Modele 1886 ") was the standard infantry rifle of ... [Read More]
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1888
Lee Metford (Magazine Lee Metford / MLM)
After nearly a decade of development and trials, the British Army adopted the Lee-Metford (or "MLM" ... [Read More]
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1895
Lee-Enfield (Series)
The Lee-Enfield series of rifles is one of the most successful bolt-action rifles of all time. First... [Read More]
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1944
Lee-Enfield Rifle No.5 Mk I (Jungle Carbine)
The Lee-Enfield bolt-action rifle to emerge from Britain in 1895 became one of the classic service r... [Read More]
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1917
M1917 Enfield (American Enfield)
Britain had already begun the task of replacing their Short Magazine Lee Enfield (SMLE) infantry rif... [Read More]
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1886
Mannlicher Model 1886
The Mannlicher Model 1886 became the first service rifle of the Austro-Hungarian Army to feature a m... [Read More]
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1888
Mannlicher Model 1888
The Mannlicher Model 1886 straight-pull bolt-action service rifle was the first such rifle adopted b... [Read More]
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1895
Mannlicher Model 1895
In the mid-1880s, the Austro-Hungarian Army sought to modernized their infantry regiments with a new... [Read More]
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1936
MAS 36 (modele 36 / mle 36)
The MAS 36 was a solid, if unspectacular, French Army service rifle appearing in small quantities be... [Read More]
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1966
MAS FR F1
Until the arrival of the improved FR F2 sniper rifle of 1984, the French Army stocked its sharpshoot... [Read More]
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1984
MAS FR F2
The FR F2 is the standard sniper rifle of the modern French Army and serves as a proven bolt-action ... [Read More]
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1888
Mauser Gewehr 88 (Gew 88 / Model 1888 Reichsgewehr)
To remedy their defeat at the hands of the German Empire and North German Confederation in the Franc... [Read More]
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1898
Mauser Gewehr 98 (Gew 98)
The Mauser Gewehr 98 (formally as the "Infantry Rifle Model 1898") was a manually operated, magazine... [Read More]
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1935
Mauser Karabiner Kar 98k
With origins dating as far back as World War 1, the famous German Army Kar 98k ("Kar" the abbreviati... [Read More]
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1872
Mauser Model 1871
The Mauser brothers - Paul and Wilhelm - entered firearms history when their Mauser Model 1871 was a... [Read More]
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McMillan TAC-308
The McMillan TAC-308 (McMillan Tactical Rifle) was developed for military and security forces operat... [Read More]
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McMillan TAC-338
The McMillan TAC-338 is a specialized sniper rifle developed to exacting specifications with long ra... [Read More]
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2005
McMillan TAC-416
The McMillan TAC-416 is the latest McMillan rifle adopted into the TAC line. It is based on the prov... [Read More]
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2008
MKEK JNG-90 (Bora)
Turkish Land Forces have adopted an indigenous NATO-compliant bolt-action sniper rifle as the JNG-90... [Read More]
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1891
Model 1891 (Argentine Mauser)
Once perfected beyond their early offerings, German Mauser bolt-action rifles proliferated the firea... [Read More]
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1870
Modello 1870 Italian Vetterli
The 19th Century proved a critical one for the advancement of firearms. Up to this point, the flintl... [Read More]
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1900
Mondragon Rifle (Fusil Mondragon)
The Mondragon Rifle became one of the first semi-automatic service rifles to be adopted in quantity ... [Read More]
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1891
Mosin-Nagant Model 1891
Like all other world powers of the late-1800s, the Russian Empire sought modernization in its milita... [Read More]
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1865
Palmer Model 1865
The Palmer Model 1865 Carbine was manufactured under the E.G. Lamson & Company brand label to a W. P... [Read More]
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1972
Parker-Hale Model 82 (M82)
The Parker-Hale M82 (Model 82) was a conventional bolt-action rifle appearing from the British Parke... [Read More]
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2011
Remington M2010 ESR (Enhanced Sniper Weapons Rifle)
The M24 Sniper Weapon System (SWS) was born in the late 1980s as a militarized from of the original ... [Read More]
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1987
Remington M24 SWS (Sniper Weapon System)
The M24 SWS (Sniper Weapon System) is a principle sniper weapon of US Army. Developed for a US Army ... [Read More]
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1966
Remington M40
Long-time gun maker Remington introduced their bolt-action "Model 700" rifle series in 1962 to the A... [Read More]
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1962
Remington Model 700
The Remington Model 700 (M700) rifle series appears in civilian, police and military guises. Product... [Read More]
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1991
RH-ALAN MACS M2
The MACS M2 is a locally-designed and developed Croatian anti-material rifle. The system is chambere... [Read More]
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1997
RH-ALAN MACS M3
The MACS M3 is a bullpup evolution of the original MACS M2 born from an RH-ALAN of Zagreb design. Th... [Read More]
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1890
Rifle Model 1890 (Turkish Mauser)
In 1890, Turkish authorities ordered stocks of Mauser-based bolt-action rifles as the "Rifle Model 1... [Read More]
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1905
Ross Rifle
An indigenous bolt-action service rifle of World War 1 to emerge from Canada - the "Ross Rifle" - wa... [Read More]
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1983
SIG-Sauer SSG 2000
The SIG-Sauer SSG 2000 was introduced in 1983 as a precision long-range sniper rifle for military, l... [Read More]
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1992
SIG-Sauer SSG 3000
Delivered in 1992, the Swiss-German SIG-Sauer SSG 3000 is a modern precision sniping system develope... [Read More]
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2013
Siyavash SWS (Sniper Weapon System)
Siyavash (or "Siavash") Sniper Weapon System (SWS) is a relatively new Iranian-made sniper rifle deb... [Read More]
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1903
Springfield M1903 (Model 1903)
The M1903 "Springfield" bolt-action service rifle was the standard infantry rifle of the American Ar... [Read More]
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1969
Steyr SSG 69
The Cold War proved the ultimate market for firearms of all sorts though things became decidedly res... [Read More]
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1935
Type 24 (Chiang Kai-Shek Rifle)
Having purchased stocks of the bolt-action German Mauser Kar 98 rifle, itself a shortened form of th... [Read More]
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1945
Volkssturmgewehr VG (Series)
In the waning months of World War 2 (1939-1945) the desperation on the part of the Germans was such ... [Read More]
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1895
Winchester Model 1895 Lee (Navy Lee)
The Winchester Lee Model 1895 rifle (Model 1895) was based on the works of James Paris Lee (1831-190... [Read More]
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1936
Winchester Model 70
In 1925, the storied Winchester Repeating Arms Company unveiled their Model 54 bolt-action rifle for... [Read More]
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