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    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 (111) 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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    A
     1 


    1999
    Thumbnail picture of the Accuracy International AW50

    Accuracy International AW50
    Anti-Materiel Rifle (AMR) / Sniper Rifle
    A
     2 


    1996
    Thumbnail picture of the Accuracy International AWM (Arctic Warfare Magnum)

    Accuracy International AWM (Arctic Warfare Magnum)
    Bolt-Action Sniper Rifle
    A
     3 


    1997
    Thumbnail picture of the Accuracy International L115

    Accuracy International L115
    Bolt-Action Sniper Rifle
    A
     4 


    1982
    Thumbnail picture of the Accuracy International L96

    Accuracy International L96
    Sniper Rifle
    A
     5 


    1978
    Thumbnail picture of the Al-Qadissiya Tabuk

    Al-Qadissiya Tabuk
    Designated Marksman Rifle (DMR)
    A
     6 


    1939
    Thumbnail picture of the Arisaka Type 99 (Rifle)

    Arisaka Type 99 (Rifle)
    Bolt-Action Service Rifle
    A
     7 


    1999
    Thumbnail picture of the ArmaLite AR-50

    ArmaLite AR-50
    Bolt-Action Anti-Tank (AT) / Anti-Material Rifle (AMR)
    B
     8 


    2015
    Thumbnail picture of the Baher-23

    Baher-23
    23mm Very-Heavy Sniper Rifle
    B
     9 


    2008
    Thumbnail picture of the Barrett M107

    Barrett M107
    Heavy Caliber Anti-Material / Anti-Personnel Sniper Rifle
    B
     10 


    1982
    Thumbnail picture of the Barrett M82

    Barrett M82
    Anti-Tank / Anti-Material Rifle (AMR)
    B
     11 


    1990
    Thumbnail picture of the Barrett M90

    Barrett M90
    Bolt-Action Bullpup Anti-Material Rifle (AMR)
    B
     12 


    1995
    Thumbnail picture of the Barrett M95

    Barrett M95
    Anti-Material Rifle (AMR)
    B
     13 


    1993
    Thumbnail picture of the Blaser R93 (Series)

    Blaser R93 (Series)
    Bolt-Action Sniper Rifle
    B
     14 


    2005
    Thumbnail picture of the Brugger & Thomet APR (Advanced Precision Rifle)

    Brugger & Thomet APR (Advanced Precision Rifle)
    Sniper Rifle
    C
     15 


    2009
    Thumbnail picture of the Ceska Zbrojovka CZ805 BREN

    Ceska Zbrojovka CZ805 BREN
    Assault Rifle / Assault Carbine / Designated Marksman Rifle (DMR)
    C
     16 


    2001
    Thumbnail picture of the CheyTac Intervention

    CheyTac Intervention
    Bolt-Action Sniper Rifle
    C
     17 


    1984
    Thumbnail picture of the Colt Canada / Diemaco C7

    Colt Canada / Diemaco C7
    Assault Rifle / Carbine / Designated Marksman Rifle / Squad Automatic Weapon
    D
     18 


    1963
    Thumbnail picture of the Dragunov SVD

    Dragunov SVD
    Sniper Rifle
    D
     19 


    2000
    Thumbnail picture of the DSR-Precision DSR-1

    DSR-Precision DSR-1
    Bullpup Bolt-Action Sniper Rifle
    D
     20 


    2008
    Thumbnail picture of the DTA Stealth Recon Scout A1 (SRS-A1)

    DTA Stealth Recon Scout A1 (SRS-A1)
    Bullpup Bolt-Action Sniper Rifle
    F
     21 


    1953
    Thumbnail picture of the Fabrique Nationale FN FAL

    Fabrique Nationale FN FAL
    Battle Rifle
    F
     22 


    1976
    Thumbnail picture of the Fabrique Nationale FN Model 30-11

    Fabrique Nationale FN Model 30-11
    Bolt-Action Sniper Rifle
    F
     23 


    2004
    Thumbnail picture of the Fabrique Nationale FN SPR (Special Police Rifle (SPR)

    Fabrique Nationale FN SPR (Special Police Rifle (SPR)
    Bolt-Action Sniper Rifle
    F
     24 


    1949
    Thumbnail picture of the Fabrique Nationale Model 1949 / SAFN (FN-49)

    Fabrique Nationale Model 1949 / SAFN (FN-49)
    Self-Loading, Semi-Automatic Service Rifle
    F
     25 


    1935
    Thumbnail picture of the FEG 35M (Mannlicher M1935)

    FEG 35M (Mannlicher M1935)
    Bolt-Action Rifle
    H
     26 


    1986
    Thumbnail picture of the Harris / McMillan M86

    Harris / McMillan M86
    Sniper Rifle
    H
     27 


    1987
    Thumbnail picture of the Harris / McMillan M87

    Harris / McMillan M87
    Anti-Material Rifle (AMR) / Heavy Sniper Rifle
    H
     28 


    1989
    Thumbnail picture of the Harris / McMillan M89

    Harris / McMillan M89
    Bolt-Action Sniper Rifle
    H
     29 


    1993
    Thumbnail picture of the Harris M93

    Harris M93
    Anti-Material Rifle / Heavy Sniper Rifle
    H
     30 


    1996
    Thumbnail picture of the Harris M96

    Harris M96
    Anti-Material Rifle / Anti-Personnel Sniper Rifle
    H
     31 


    2006
    Thumbnail picture of the Heckler & Koch HK 417

    Heckler & Koch HK 417
    Battle Rifle / Designated Marksman Rifle (DMR)
    H
     32 


    2006
    Thumbnail picture of the Heckler & Koch HK G28

    Heckler & Koch HK G28
    Designated Marksman Rifle (DMR) / Sniper Rifle
    H
     33 


    1959
    Thumbnail picture of the Heckler & Koch HK G3

    Heckler & Koch HK G3
    Assault Rifle / Carbine / Designated Marksman Rifle (DMR)
    H
     34 


    2011
    Thumbnail picture of the Heckler & Koch HK M27 IAR (Infantry Automatic Rifle)

    Heckler & Koch HK M27 IAR (Infantry Automatic Rifle)
    Squad Support Weapon
    H
     35 


    1987
    Thumbnail picture of the Heckler & Koch HK MSG-90

    Heckler & Koch HK MSG-90
    Semi-Automatic Sniper Rifle / Designated Marksman Rifle (DMR)
    H
     36 


    1972
    Thumbnail picture of the Heckler & Koch HK PSG-1

    Heckler & Koch HK PSG-1
    Semi-Automatic Sniper Rifle / Designated Marksman Rifle (DMR)
    H
     37 


    2003
    Thumbnail picture of the Heckler & Koch HK XM8

    Heckler & Koch HK XM8
    Prototype Assault Rifle
    H
     38 


    1990
    Thumbnail picture of the Heckler & Koch SR9

    Heckler & Koch SR9
    Sporting / Target Sniper Rifle
    H
     39 


    2000
    Thumbnail picture of the H-S Precision HTR (Heavy tactical Rifle)

    H-S Precision HTR (Heavy tactical Rifle)
    Sniper Rifle
    I
     40 


    2009
    Thumbnail picture of the IMBEL .308 AGLC (Fz .308 AGLC)

    IMBEL .308 AGLC (Fz .308 AGLC)
    Sniper Rifle
    I
     41 


    1973
    Thumbnail picture of the IWI Galil ARM / SAR

    IWI Galil ARM / SAR
    Assault Rifle / Carbine / Submachine Gun (SMG) / Designated Marksman Rifle (DMR)
    I
     42 


    1996
    Thumbnail picture of the IWI Galil Marksman Assault Rifle Mark 1

    IWI Galil Marksman Assault Rifle Mark 1
    Designated Marksman Rifle (DMR) / Assault Rifle
    I
     43 


    1983
    Thumbnail picture of the IWI Galil Sniper (Galatz)

    IWI Galil Sniper (Galatz)
    Sniper Rifle
    I
     44 


    2006
    Thumbnail picture of the IWI TAR-21 (Tavor)

    IWI TAR-21 (Tavor)
    Assault Rifle / Carbine / Designated Marksman Rifle (DMR)
    I
     45 


    1998
    Thumbnail picture of the Izhmash SV-98

    Izhmash SV-98
    Bolt-Action Rifle
    J
     46 


    1860
    Thumbnail picture of the J.F. Brown Target / Sniper Rifle

    J.F. Brown Target / Sniper Rifle
    Target / Sniper Rifle
    K
     47 


    2014
    Thumbnail picture of the Kalashnikov AK-12 (AK-200)

    Kalashnikov AK-12 (AK-200)
    Assault Rifle
    K
     48 


    1994
    Thumbnail picture of the KBP VSK-94

    KBP VSK-94
    Silenced Sniper Rifle
    L
     49 


    2011
    Thumbnail picture of the L129A1 Sharpshooter Rifle

    L129A1 Sharpshooter Rifle
    Designated Marksman Rifle / Sniper Rifle
    L
     50 


    1895
    Thumbnail picture of the Lee-Enfield (Series)

    Lee-Enfield (Series)
    Bolt-Action, Magazine-Fed, Repeating
    L
     51 


    2012
    Thumbnail picture of the Lithgow / Thales F90

    Lithgow / Thales F90
    Assault Rifle
    M
     52 


    2007
    Thumbnail picture of the M110 SASS (Semi-Automatic Sniper System)

    M110 SASS (Semi-Automatic Sniper System)
    Designated Marksman Rifle (DMR) / Sniper Rifle
    M
     53 


    2008
    Thumbnail picture of the M39 Enhanced Marksman Rifle (EMR)

    M39 Enhanced Marksman Rifle (EMR)
    Designated Marksman Rifle (DMR) / Sniper Rifle
    M
     54 


    1895
    Thumbnail picture of the Mannlicher Model 1895

    Mannlicher Model 1895
    Bolt-Action Service Rifle
    M
     55 


    1936
    Thumbnail picture of the MAS 36 (modele 36 / mle 36)

    MAS 36 (modele 36 / mle 36)
    Bolt-Action Service Rifle
    M
     56 


    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)
    Semi-Automatic Service Rifle
    M
     57 


    1966
    Thumbnail picture of the MAS FR F1

    MAS FR F1
    Bolt-Action Sniper Rifle
    M
     58 


    1984
    Thumbnail picture of the MAS FR F2

    MAS FR F2
    Sniper Rifle
    M
     59 


    1898
    Thumbnail picture of the Mauser Gewehr 98 (Gew 98)

    Mauser Gewehr 98 (Gew 98)
    Bolt-Action Service Rifle
    M
     60 


    1935
    Thumbnail picture of the Mauser Karabiner Kar 98k

    Mauser Karabiner Kar 98k
    Bolt-Action Service Rifle
    M
     61 


    1995
    Thumbnail picture of the McMillan TAC-308

    McMillan TAC-308
    Bolt-Action Rifle / Sniper Rifle
    M
     62 


    2005
    Thumbnail picture of the McMillan TAC-338

    McMillan TAC-338
    Sniper Rifle
    M
     63 


    2005
    Thumbnail picture of the McMillan TAC-416

    McMillan TAC-416
    Bolt-Action Single-Shot Anti-Material Rifle
    M
     64 


    2000
    Thumbnail picture of the McMillan TAC-50

    McMillan TAC-50
    Anti-Material / Sniper Rifle
    M
     65 


    2004
    Thumbnail picture of the Mk 14 Mod 0 EBR (Enhanced Battle Rifle)

    Mk 14 Mod 0 EBR (Enhanced Battle Rifle)
    Battle Rifle / Designated Marksman Rifle (DMR)
    M
     66 


    2008
    Thumbnail picture of the MKEK JNG-90 (Bora)

    MKEK JNG-90 (Bora)
    Bolt-Action Sniper Rifle
    M
     67 


    2014
    Thumbnail picture of the MKEK MPT (Milli Piyade Tufegi)

    MKEK MPT (Milli Piyade Tufegi)
    Assault Rifle / Battle Rifle / Assault Carbine
    M
     68 


    1900
    Thumbnail picture of the Mondragon Rifle (Fusil Mondragon)

    Mondragon Rifle (Fusil Mondragon)
    Semi-Automatic Service Rifle
    M
     69 


    1891
    Thumbnail picture of the Mosin-Nagant Model 1891

    Mosin-Nagant Model 1891
    Bolt-Action Service Rifle / Carbine
    M
     70 


    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)
    Assault Rifle / Carbine / Sniper / Light Machine Gun
    N
     71 


    1988
    Thumbnail picture of the NORINCO QBU-88 (Type 88)

    NORINCO QBU-88 (Type 88)
    Sniper Rifle
    N
     72 


    2010
    Thumbnail picture of the NSG-85

    NSG-85
    Semi-Automatic Sniper / Designated Markman Rifle
    O
     73 


    1994
    Thumbnail picture of the OTs-03 SVU

    OTs-03 SVU
    Designated Marksman Rifle / Sniper Rifle
    P
     74 


    1972
    Thumbnail picture of the Parker-Hale Model 82 (M82)

    Parker-Hale Model 82 (M82)
    Bolt-Action Sniper Rifle
    P
     75 


    1985
    Thumbnail picture of the Parker-Hale Model 85 (M85)

    Parker-Hale Model 85 (M85)
    Bolt-Action Sniper Rifle
    P
     76 


    1972
    Thumbnail picture of the PSL - Pusca Semiautomata cu Luneta

    PSL - Pusca Semiautomata cu Luneta
    Designated Marksman Rifle (DMR)
    R
     77 


    2011
    Thumbnail picture of the Remington M2010 ESR (Enhanced Sniper Weapons Rifle)

    Remington M2010 ESR (Enhanced Sniper Weapons Rifle)
    Bolt-Action Sniper Rifle
    R
     78 


    1987
    Thumbnail picture of the Remington M24 SWS (Sniper Weapon System)

    Remington M24 SWS (Sniper Weapon System)
    Sniper Rifle
    R
     79 


    1966
    Thumbnail picture of the Remington M40

    Remington M40
    Sniper Rifle
    R
     80 


    1991
    Thumbnail picture of the RH-ALAN MACS M2

    RH-ALAN MACS M2
    Sniper / Anti-Material Rifle
    R
     81 


    1997
    Thumbnail picture of the RH-ALAN MACS M3

    RH-ALAN MACS M3
    Bullpup Sniper / Anti-Material Rifle
    R
     82 


    1960
    Thumbnail picture of the Rifle R1

    Rifle R1
    Battle Rifle
    R
     83 


    1985
    Thumbnail picture of the Robar RC-50

    Robar RC-50
    Anti-Material Rifle (AMR) / Heavy Anti-Personnel Rifle
    R
     84 


    1969
    Thumbnail picture of the Rock Island Arsenal M21 Sniper Weapon System (SWS)

    Rock Island Arsenal M21 Sniper Weapon System (SWS)
    Sniper Rifle
    R
     85 


    1905
    Thumbnail picture of the Ross Rifle

    Ross Rifle
    Straight-Pull Bolt-Action Service Rifle
    S
     86 


    2012
    Thumbnail picture of the S&T Motiv (Daewoo) K14

    S&T Motiv (Daewoo) K14
    Military Sniper Rifle
    S
     87 


    2000
    Thumbnail picture of the SAKO TRG (Series)

    SAKO TRG (Series)
    Sniper Rifle
    S
     88 


    2012
    Thumbnail picture of the Shaher-14.5

    Shaher-14.5
    Heavy Anti-Material Rifle (AMR) / Sniper Rifle
    S
     89 


    1980
    Thumbnail picture of the SIG SG 542 (Sturmgewehr Model 542)

    SIG SG 542 (Sturmgewehr Model 542)
    Battle Rifle
    S
     90 


    1990
    Thumbnail picture of the SIG SG 550 (Sturmgewehr Model 550) / Stgw 90

    SIG SG 550 (Sturmgewehr Model 550) / Stgw 90
    Assault Rifle / Assault Carbine
    S
     91 


    2011
    Thumbnail picture of the SIG SG 716

    SIG SG 716
    Battle Rifle / Carbine / Designated Marksman Rifle (DMR)
    S
     92 


    1983
    Thumbnail picture of the SIG-Sauer SSG 2000

    SIG-Sauer SSG 2000
    Bolt-Action Sniper Rifle
    S
     93 


    1992
    Thumbnail picture of the SIG-Sauer SSG 3000

    SIG-Sauer SSG 3000
    Bolt-Action Sniper Rifle
    S
     94 


    2013
    Thumbnail picture of the Siyavash SWS (Sniper Weapon System)

    Siyavash SWS (Sniper Weapon System)
    Bolt-Action Sniper Rifle
    S
     95 


    1959
    Thumbnail picture of the Springfield M14

    Springfield M14
    Automatic Service Rifle
    S
     96 


    1903
    Thumbnail picture of the Springfield M1903 (Model 1903)

    Springfield M1903 (Model 1903)
    Bolt-Action Rifle
    S
     97 


    1978
    Thumbnail picture of the Steyr AUG

    Steyr AUG
    Assault Rifle / Carbine / DMR / LMG
    S
     98 


    2004
    Thumbnail picture of the Steyr HS.50

    Steyr HS.50
    Anti-Material / Anti-Tank Rifle (AMR / ATR)
    S
     99 


    1969
    Thumbnail picture of the Steyr SSG 69

    Steyr SSG 69
    Bolt-Action Sniper Rifle
    S
     100 


    1990
    Thumbnail picture of the Stoner SR-25 (Stoner Rifle-25)

    Stoner SR-25 (Stoner Rifle-25)
    Designated Marksman Rifle (DMR) / Sniper Rifle
    T
     101 


    1940
    Thumbnail picture of the Tokarev SVT-40

    Tokarev SVT-40
    Self-Loading, Semi-Automatic Rifle
    T
     102 


    1935
    Thumbnail picture of the Type 24 (Chiang Kai-Shek Rifle)

    Type 24 (Chiang Kai-Shek Rifle)
    Bolt-Action Service Rifle
    T
     103 


    1979
    Thumbnail picture of the Type 79 (SVD)

    Type 79 (SVD)
    Sniper Rifle
    U
     104 


    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)
    Sniper Rifle / Designated Marksman Rifle (DMR)
    V
     105 


    2007
    Thumbnail picture of the Vidhwansak AMR

    Vidhwansak AMR
    Anti-Materiel Rifle / Sniper Rifle
    V
     106 


    1987
    Thumbnail picture of the VSS Vintorez

    VSS Vintorez
    Silenced Sniper Rifle
    W
     107 


    1943
    Thumbnail picture of the Walther Gewehr 43 (G43 / Gew 43)

    Walther Gewehr 43 (G43 / Gew 43)
    Self-Loading, Semi-Automatic Rifle
    W
     108 


    1982
    Thumbnail picture of the Walther WA2000

    Walther WA2000
    Semi-Automatic Sniper Rifle
    W
     109 


    1936
    Thumbnail picture of the Winchester Model 70

    Winchester Model 70
    Bolt-Action Rifle
    Z
     110 


    1976
    Thumbnail picture of the Zastava M76

    Zastava M76
    Sniper Rifle
    Z
     111 


    1992
    Thumbnail picture of the Zastava M91

    Zastava M91
    Sniper Rifle / Designated Marksman Rifle