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Harris / McMillan M89


Bolt-Action Sniper Rifle


United States | 1989



"The Harris M89 became something of a rare bolt-action rifle feeding from the M14 automatic rifle box magazine."

Physical
The physical qualities of the Harris / McMillan M89. Information presented is strictly for general reference and should not be misconstrued as useful for hardware restoration or operation.
Manually-Actuated Bolt Action
Action
7.62x51mm NATO
Caliber(s)
5-, 10- or 20-round detachable box magazine
Feed
Various Standard Optics
Sights
Variants
Notable series variants as part of the Harris / McMillan M89 Bolt-Action Sniper Rifle family line.
M89 - Base Series Designation


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The Harris M89 Sniper Rifle is billed as one of the most accurate, resilient and robust gun platforms in its class. Outwardly, it mimics much of the form of conventional rifles but it is the support of the M14 magazine that truly sets this bolt-action weapon apart from its competition. Harris material states that their M89 is the only bolt-action rifle system making use of the M14 magazine. The rifle is produced by the American Harris Gunworks firm of Englewood, Colorado (though originally appearing under the McMillan brand label prior to 1995).

The adjustable stock (featuring a recoil pad) is formed of fiberglass with an integrated ergonomic pistol grip function nestled directly aft of the trigger unit. The trigger itself is found under the action and is protected by an oblong trigger ring. The magazine is inserted just ahead of the trigger group and includes a magazine release/catch between the trigger ring and the magazine itself. The bolt handle is offset to the right side of the gun body in a traditional fitting and capped by a ball for easy handling. The internal action of the M89 comes in two flavors - one being stainless steel with the other manufactured of chrome hardened steel. The barrel itself is threaded at the muzzle end to accept a flash suppressor or sound suppressor - both implements utilized to protect the location of the firer. The body of the gun encompasses the internal working components as well as a portion of the barrel, this being exposed along the top facing. Additionally, the body is available in two distinct finishes including dull black oxide appearance. The forestock ends at roughly the midway point of the weapon. An optional bipod can be fitted at the extreme end of the forestock if needed. Various optics are mounted across a two-point 1911 Picatinny mounting system over the receiver and does not impede the function of the bolt-handle in any way. Magazines consist of the basic M14-style straight design and comes in a 5-, 10- or 20-round count supporting the 7.62x51mm NATO cartridge (.308 Winchester). A Mauser-type extractor is optional as is a larger bolt handle for ease-of-use as is a sling and soft bag and hardened carry case. Barrel sizes include a 22", 24" and 26" in length for varying degrees of range and accuracy. All told, the rifle system weighs in at 15.25lbs.

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Contractor(s): Harris Gunworks LLC / McMillan - USA
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