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  • Sniper Rifles of the World from Origin to Present Day

    Sniper Rifles of the World from Origin to Present Day

    Sniper Rifles are the lethal tools of a lethal trade, having evolved considerably from their rather modest beginnings.





    The sniper has been a common component to the battlefield since the rifle made its first appearance. The designs and capabilities of these weapon systems are similar and their abilities are further enhanced by the addition of specialized scopes, buttstock and bipod arrangements. However, the amount of training and experience separates the average sniper from the true marksman.


    The sniper rifle has been a mainstay of the army for over a hundred years now. The sniper itself has become the ultimate assassin capable of avoiding detection, making his way to within a few hundred yards of his target, dispatching said target and returning to his extraction point - all the while going days without contact, communications or a healthy dose of sleep and eats. Ultimately, it is the designated sniper's responsibility to remove a targeted threat in the form of a high ranking official, military officer or rogue enemy element from being an effective part of the modern battlefield. It gives precedence to the old adage of removing the "head" of the snake to cut off support to the rest of the enemy army.


    There are a total of (115) Sniper Rifles of the World from Origin to Present Day in the Military Factory. Entries are listed below in alphanumeric order. Flag images indicative of country of origin.





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    1999
    Thumbnail picture of the Accuracy International AW50
    Accuracy International AW50
    Type: Anti-Materiel Rifle (AMR) / Sniper Rifle
     
    1996
    Thumbnail picture of the Accuracy International AWM (Arctic Warfare Magnum)
    Accuracy International AWM (Arctic Warfare Magnum)
    Type: Bolt-Action Sniper Rifle
     
    2014
    Thumbnail picture of the Accuracy International AX (Series)
    Accuracy International AX (Series)
    Type: Bolt-Action Sniper Rifle System (SRS)
     
    1997
    Thumbnail picture of the Accuracy International L115
    Accuracy International L115
    Type: Bolt-Action Sniper Rifle
     
    1982
    Thumbnail picture of the Accuracy International L96
    Accuracy International L96
    Type: Sniper Rifle
     
    1978
    Thumbnail picture of the Al-Qadissiya Tabuk
    Al-Qadissiya Tabuk
    Type: Designated Marksman Rifle (DMR)
     
    1939
    Thumbnail picture of the Arisaka Type 99 (Rifle)
    Arisaka Type 99 (Rifle)
    Type: Bolt-Action Service Rifle
     
    1999
    Thumbnail picture of the ArmaLite AR-50
    ArmaLite AR-50
    Type: Bolt-Action Anti-Tank (AT) / Anti-Material Rifle (AMR)
     
    2015
    Thumbnail picture of the Baher-23
    Baher-23
    Type: 23mm Very-Heavy Sniper Rifle
     
    2008
    Thumbnail picture of the Barrett M107
    Barrett M107
    Type: Heavy Caliber Anti-Material / Anti-Personnel Sniper Rifle
     
    1982
    Thumbnail picture of the Barrett M82
    Barrett M82
    Type: Anti-Tank / Anti-Material Rifle (AMR)
     
    1990
    Thumbnail picture of the Barrett M90
    Barrett M90
    Type: Bolt-Action Bullpup Anti-Material Rifle (AMR)
     
    1995
    Thumbnail picture of the Barrett M95
    Barrett M95
    Type: Anti-Material Rifle (AMR)
     
    1993
    Thumbnail picture of the Blaser R93 (Series)
    Blaser R93 (Series)
    Type: Bolt-Action Sniper Rifle
     
    2005
    Thumbnail picture of the Brugger & Thomet APR (Advanced Precision Rifle)
    Brugger & Thomet APR (Advanced Precision Rifle)
    Type: Sniper Rifle
     
    2009
    Thumbnail picture of the Ceska Zbrojovka CZ805 BREN
    Ceska Zbrojovka CZ805 BREN
    Type: Assault Rifle / Assault Carbine / Designated Marksman Rifle (DMR)
     
    2001
    Thumbnail picture of the CheyTac Intervention
    CheyTac Intervention
    Type: Bolt-Action Sniper Rifle
     
    1984
    Thumbnail picture of the Colt Canada / Diemaco C7
    Colt Canada / Diemaco C7
    Type: Assault Rifle / Carbine / Designated Marksman Rifle / Squad Automatic Weapon
     
    1963
    Thumbnail picture of the Dragunov SVD
    Dragunov SVD
    Type: Semi-Automatic Sniper Rifle
     
    2000
    Thumbnail picture of the DSR-Precision DSR-1
    DSR-Precision DSR-1
    Type: Bullpup Bolt-Action Sniper Rifle
     
    2008
    Thumbnail picture of the DTA Stealth Recon Scout A1 (SRS-A1)
    DTA Stealth Recon Scout A1 (SRS-A1)
    Type: Bullpup Bolt-Action Sniper Rifle
     
    1953
    Thumbnail picture of the Fabrique Nationale FN FAL
    Fabrique Nationale FN FAL
    Type: Battle Rifle
     
    1976
    Thumbnail picture of the Fabrique Nationale FN Model 30-11
    Fabrique Nationale FN Model 30-11
    Type: Bolt-Action Sniper Rifle
     
    2004
    Thumbnail picture of the Fabrique Nationale FN SPR (Special Police Rifle (SPR)
    Fabrique Nationale FN SPR (Special Police Rifle (SPR)
    Type: Bolt-Action Sniper Rifle
     
    1949
    Thumbnail picture of the Fabrique Nationale Model 1949 / SAFN (FN-49)
    Fabrique Nationale Model 1949 / SAFN (FN-49)
    Type: Self-Loading, Semi-Automatic Service Rifle
     
    1935
    Thumbnail picture of the FEG 35M (Mannlicher M1935)
    FEG 35M (Mannlicher M1935)
    Type: Bolt-Action Rifle
     
    1986
    Thumbnail picture of the Harris / McMillan M86
    Harris / McMillan M86
    Type: Sniper Rifle
     
    1987
    Thumbnail picture of the Harris / McMillan M87
    Harris / McMillan M87
    Type: Anti-Material Rifle (AMR) / Heavy Sniper Rifle
     
    1989
    Thumbnail picture of the Harris / McMillan M89
    Harris / McMillan M89
    Type: Bolt-Action Sniper Rifle
     
    1993
    Thumbnail picture of the Harris M93
    Harris M93
    Type: Anti-Material Rifle / Heavy Sniper Rifle
     
    1996
    Thumbnail picture of the Harris M96
    Harris M96
    Type: Anti-Material Rifle / Anti-Personnel Sniper Rifle
     
    2006
    Thumbnail picture of the Heckler & Koch HK 417
    Heckler & Koch HK 417
    Type: Battle Rifle / Designated Marksman Rifle (DMR)
     
    2006
    Thumbnail picture of the Heckler & Koch HK G28
    Heckler & Koch HK G28
    Type: Designated Marksman Rifle (DMR) / Sniper Rifle
     
    1959
    Thumbnail picture of the Heckler & Koch HK G3
    Heckler & Koch HK G3
    Type: Assault Rifle / Carbine / Designated Marksman Rifle (DMR)
     
    2011
    Thumbnail picture of the Heckler & Koch HK M27 IAR (Infantry Automatic Rifle)
    Heckler & Koch HK M27 IAR (Infantry Automatic Rifle)
    Type: Squad Support Weapon
     
    1987
    Thumbnail picture of the Heckler & Koch HK MSG-90
    Heckler & Koch HK MSG-90
    Type: Semi-Automatic Sniper Rifle / Designated Marksman Rifle (DMR)
     
    1972
    Thumbnail picture of the Heckler & Koch HK PSG-1
    Heckler & Koch HK PSG-1
    Type: Semi-Automatic Sniper Rifle / Designated Marksman Rifle (DMR)
     
    2003
    Thumbnail picture of the Heckler & Koch HK XM8
    Heckler & Koch HK XM8
    Type: Prototype Assault Rifle
     
    1990
    Thumbnail picture of the Heckler & Koch SR9
    Heckler & Koch SR9
    Type: Sporting / Target Sniper Rifle
     
    2000
    Thumbnail picture of the H-S Precision HTR (Heavy tactical Rifle)
    H-S Precision HTR (Heavy tactical Rifle)
    Type: Sniper Rifle
     
    2009
    Thumbnail picture of the IMBEL .308 AGLC (Fz .308 AGLC)
    IMBEL .308 AGLC (Fz .308 AGLC)
    Type: Sniper Rifle
     
    1973
    Thumbnail picture of the IWI Galil ARM / SAR
    IWI Galil ARM / SAR
    Type: Assault Rifle / Carbine / Submachine Gun (SMG) / Designated Marksman Rifle (DMR)
     
    1996
    Thumbnail picture of the IWI Galil Marksman Assault Rifle Mark 1
    IWI Galil Marksman Assault Rifle Mark 1
    Type: Designated Marksman Rifle (DMR) / Assault Rifle
     
    1983
    Thumbnail picture of the IWI Galil Sniper (Galatz)
    IWI Galil Sniper (Galatz)
    Type: Semi-Automatic Sniper Rifle / Designated Marksman Rifle (DMR)
     
    2006
    Thumbnail picture of the IWI TAR-21 (Tavor)
    IWI TAR-21 (Tavor)
    Type: Assault Rifle / Carbine / Designated Marksman Rifle (DMR)
     
    1998
    Thumbnail picture of the Izhmash SV-98
    Izhmash SV-98
    Type: Bolt-Action Rifle
     
    1860
    Thumbnail picture of the J.F. Brown Target / Sniper
    J.F. Brown Target / Sniper
    Type: Sniper Rifle
     
    2014
    Thumbnail picture of the Kalashnikov AK-12 (AK-200)
    Kalashnikov AK-12 (AK-200)
    Type: Assault Rifle
     
    1994
    Thumbnail picture of the KBP VSK-94
    KBP VSK-94
    Type: Silenced Sniper Rifle
     
    2011
    Thumbnail picture of the L129A1 Sharpshooter Rifle
    L129A1 Sharpshooter Rifle
    Type: Designated Marksman Rifle / Sniper Rifle
     
    1895
    Thumbnail picture of the Lee-Enfield (Series)
    Lee-Enfield (Series)
    Type: Bolt-Action, Magazine-Fed, Repeating Service Rifle
     
    2012
    Thumbnail picture of the Lithgow / Thales F90
    Lithgow / Thales F90
    Type: Assault Rifle
     
    2007
    Thumbnail picture of the M110 SASS (Semi-Automatic Sniper System)
    M110 SASS (Semi-Automatic Sniper System)
    Type: Designated Marksman Rifle (DMR) / Sniper Rifle
     
    2008
    Thumbnail picture of the M39 Enhanced Marksman Rifle (EMR)
    M39 Enhanced Marksman Rifle (EMR)
    Type: Designated Marksman Rifle (DMR) / Sniper Rifle
     
    1895
    Thumbnail picture of the Mannlicher Model 1895
    Mannlicher Model 1895
    Type: Bolt-Action Service Rifle
     
    1936
    Thumbnail picture of the MAS 36 (modele 36 / mle 36)
    MAS 36 (modele 36 / mle 36)
    Type: Bolt-Action Service Rifle
     
    1951
    Thumbnail picture of the MAS 49 (Fusil Semi-Automatique de 7.5mm Modele 1949)
    MAS 49 (Fusil Semi-Automatique de 7.5mm Modele 1949)
    Type: Semi-Automatic Service Rifle
     
    1966
    Thumbnail picture of the MAS FR F1
    MAS FR F1
    Type: Bolt-Action Sniper Rifle
     
    1984
    Thumbnail picture of the MAS FR F2
    MAS FR F2
    Type: Bolt-Action Sniper Rifle
     
    1935
    Thumbnail picture of the Mauser Karabiner Kar 98k
    Mauser Karabiner Kar 98k
    Type: Bolt-Action Service Rifle
     
    1898
    Thumbnail picture of the Mauser Model 1898 (Gew 98)
    Mauser Model 1898 (Gew 98)
    Type: Bolt-Action Service Rifle
     
    1995
    Thumbnail picture of the McMillan TAC-308
    McMillan TAC-308
    Type: Bolt-Action Rifle / Sniper Rifle
     
    2005
    Thumbnail picture of the McMillan TAC-338
    McMillan TAC-338
    Type: Sniper Rifle
     
    2005
    Thumbnail picture of the McMillan TAC-416
    McMillan TAC-416
    Type: Bolt-Action Single-Shot Anti-Material Rifle
     
    2000
    Thumbnail picture of the McMillan TAC-50
    McMillan TAC-50
    Type: Anti-Material / Sniper Rifle
     
    2004
    Thumbnail picture of the Mk 14 Mod 0 EBR (Enhanced Battle Rifle)
    Mk 14 Mod 0 EBR (Enhanced Battle Rifle)
    Type: Battle Rifle / Designated Marksman Rifle (DMR)
     
    2008
    Thumbnail picture of the MKEK JNG-90 (Bora)
    MKEK JNG-90 (Bora)
    Type: Bolt-Action Sniper Rifle
     
    2008
    Thumbnail picture of the MKEK KNT-308 (Keskin Nisanci Tufegi)
    MKEK KNT-308 (Keskin Nisanci Tufegi)
    Type: Bolt-Action Sniper Rifle
     
    2014
    Thumbnail picture of the MKEK MPT (Milli Piyade Tufegi)
    MKEK MPT (Milli Piyade Tufegi)
    Type: Assault Rifle / Battle Rifle / Assault Carbine
     
    1900
    Thumbnail picture of the Mondragon Rifle (Fusil Mondragon)
    Mondragon Rifle (Fusil Mondragon)
    Type: Semi-Automatic Service Rifle
     
    1891
    Thumbnail picture of the Mosin-Nagant Model 1891
    Mosin-Nagant Model 1891
    Type: Bolt-Action Service Rifle / Carbine
     
    2015
    Thumbnail picture of the MSBS-5.56 Radon (Modulowy System Broni Strzekeckiej kalibru 5,56mm - Radon)
    MSBS-5.56 Radon (Modulowy System Broni Strzekeckiej kalibru 5,56mm - Radon)
    Type: Assault Rifle / Carbine / Sniper / Light Machine Gun
     
    2010
    Thumbnail picture of the NORINCO NSG-85
    NORINCO NSG-85
    Type: Semi-Automatic Sniper / Designated Markman Rifle (DMR)
     
    1988
    Thumbnail picture of the NORINCO QBU-88 (Type 88)
    NORINCO QBU-88 (Type 88)
    Type: Sniper Rifle
     
    1979
    Thumbnail picture of the NORINCO Type 79 (SVD)
    NORINCO Type 79 (SVD)
    Type: Semi-Automatic Sniper Rifle
     
    1994
    Thumbnail picture of the OTs-03 SVU
    OTs-03 SVU
    Type: Designated Marksman Rifle / Sniper Rifle
     
    1972
    Thumbnail picture of the Parker-Hale Model 82 (M82)
    Parker-Hale Model 82 (M82)
    Type: Bolt-Action Sniper Rifle
     
    1985
    Thumbnail picture of the Parker-Hale Model 85 (M85)
    Parker-Hale Model 85 (M85)
    Type: Bolt-Action Sniper Rifle
     
    2008
    Thumbnail picture of the Pindad SPR (Senapan Penembak Runduk)
    Pindad SPR (Senapan Penembak Runduk)
    Type: Sniper Rifle / Anti-Material Rifle (AMR)
     
    1972
    Thumbnail picture of the PSL - Pusca Semiautomata cu Luneta
    PSL - Pusca Semiautomata cu Luneta
    Type: Designated Marksman Rifle (DMR)
     
    2011
    Thumbnail picture of the Remington M2010 ESR (Enhanced Sniper Weapons Rifle)
    Remington M2010 ESR (Enhanced Sniper Weapons Rifle)
    Type: Bolt-Action Sniper Rifle
     
    1987
    Thumbnail picture of the Remington M24 SWS (Sniper Weapon System)
    Remington M24 SWS (Sniper Weapon System)
    Type: Sniper Rifle
     
    1966
    Thumbnail picture of the Remington M40
    Remington M40
    Type: Bolt-Action Sniper Rifle
     
    1991
    Thumbnail picture of the RH-ALAN MACS M2
    RH-ALAN MACS M2
    Type: Sniper / Anti-Material Rifle
     
    1997
    Thumbnail picture of the RH-ALAN MACS M3
    RH-ALAN MACS M3
    Type: Bullpup Sniper / Anti-Material Rifle
     
    1960
    Thumbnail picture of the Rifle R1
    Rifle R1
    Type: Battle Rifle
     
    1985
    Thumbnail picture of the Robar RC-50
    Robar RC-50
    Type: Anti-Material Rifle (AMR) / Heavy Anti-Personnel Rifle
     
    1969
    Thumbnail picture of the Rock Island Arsenal M21 Sniper Weapon System (SWS)
    Rock Island Arsenal M21 Sniper Weapon System (SWS)
    Type: Sniper Rifle
     
    1905
    Thumbnail picture of the Ross Rifle
    Ross Rifle
    Type: Straight-Pull Bolt-Action Service Rifle
     
    2012
    Thumbnail picture of the S&T Motiv (Daewoo) K14
    S&T Motiv (Daewoo) K14
    Type: Military Sniper Rifle
     
    2000
    Thumbnail picture of the SAKO TRG (Series)
    SAKO TRG (Series)
    Type: Sniper Rifle
     
    2012
    Thumbnail picture of the Shaher-14.5
    Shaher-14.5
    Type: Heavy Anti-Material Rifle (AMR) / Sniper Rifle
     
    1980
    Thumbnail picture of the SIG SG 542 (Sturmgewehr Model 542)
    SIG SG 542 (Sturmgewehr Model 542)
    Type: Battle Rifle
     
    1990
    Thumbnail picture of the SIG SG 550 (Sturmgewehr Model 550) / Stgw 90
    SIG SG 550 (Sturmgewehr Model 550) / Stgw 90
    Type: Assault Rifle / Assault Carbine
     
    2011
    Thumbnail picture of the SIG SG 716 (Sturmgewehr Model 716)
    SIG SG 716 (Sturmgewehr Model 716)
    Type: Battle Rifle / Carbine / Designated Marksman Rifle (DMR)
     
    1983
    Thumbnail picture of the SIG-Sauer SSG 2000
    SIG-Sauer SSG 2000
    Type: Bolt-Action Sniper Rifle
     
    1992
    Thumbnail picture of the SIG-Sauer SSG 3000
    SIG-Sauer SSG 3000
    Type: Bolt-Action Sniper Rifle
     
    2013
    Thumbnail picture of the Siyavash SWS (Sniper Weapon System)
    Siyavash SWS (Sniper Weapon System)
    Type: Bolt-Action Sniper Rifle
     
    1959
    Thumbnail picture of the Springfield M14
    Springfield M14
    Type: Automatic Service Rifle
     
    1903
    Thumbnail picture of the Springfield M1903 (Model 1903)
    Springfield M1903 (Model 1903)
    Type: Bolt-Action Rifle
     
    1978
    Thumbnail picture of the Steyr AUG
    Steyr AUG
    Type: Assault Rifle / Carbine / DMR / LMG
     
    2004
    Thumbnail picture of the Steyr HS.50
    Steyr HS.50
    Type: Anti-Material / Anti-Tank Rifle (AMR / ATR)
     
    1969
    Thumbnail picture of the Steyr SSG 69
    Steyr SSG 69
    Type: Bolt-Action Sniper Rifle
     
    1990
    Thumbnail picture of the Stoner SR-25 (Stoner Rifle-25)
    Stoner SR-25 (Stoner Rifle-25)
    Type: Designated Marksman Rifle (DMR) / Sniper Rifle
     
    1940
    Thumbnail picture of the Tokarev SVT-40
    Tokarev SVT-40
    Type: Self-Loading, Semi-Automatic Rifle
     
    1935
    Thumbnail picture of the Type 24 (Chiang Kai-Shek Rifle)
    Type 24 (Chiang Kai-Shek Rifle)
    Type: Bolt-Action Service Rifle
     
    2002
    Thumbnail picture of the United States Navy Mark 12 Special Purpose Rifle (Mk 12 SPR)
    United States Navy Mark 12 Special Purpose Rifle (Mk 12 SPR)
    Type: Sniper Rifle / Designated Marksman Rifle (DMR)
     
    2007
    Thumbnail picture of the Vidhwansak AMR
    Vidhwansak AMR
    Type: Anti-Materiel Rifle / Sniper Rifle
     
    1987
    Thumbnail picture of the VSS Vintorez
    VSS Vintorez
    Type: Silenced Sniper Rifle
     
    1943
    Thumbnail picture of the Walther Gewehr 43 (G43 / Gew 43)
    Walther Gewehr 43 (G43 / Gew 43)
    Type: Self-Loading, Semi-Automatic Rifle
     
    1982
    Thumbnail picture of the Walther WA2000
    Walther WA2000
    Type: Semi-Automatic Sniper Rifle
     
    1936
    Thumbnail picture of the Winchester Model 70
    Winchester Model 70
    Type: Bolt-Action Sniper Rifle
     
    1976
    Thumbnail picture of the Zastava M76
    Zastava M76
    Type: Sniper Rifle
     
    1992
    Thumbnail picture of the Zastava M91
    Zastava M91
    Type: Sniper Rifle / Designated Marksman Rifle
     
    1990
    Thumbnail picture of the Zbrojovka ZB Falcon
    Zbrojovka ZB Falcon
    Type: Anti-Material Rifle (AMR) / Heavy Sniper Rifle