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DSR-Precision DSR-50


Anti-Material Rifle (AMR) (2000)


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The DRS-50 became nothing more than a dimensionally larger version of the original DSR-1 - now chambered for the 12.7x99mm NATO standard cartridge.



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In 2000, DSR-Precision GmbH of Germany released the DRS-1 chambered for the ubiquitous .308 Winchester cartridge and other chamberings then followed (.300 Winchester Magnum, .338 Lapua Magnum). The rifle was configured in a "bullpup" arrangement which set the action and magazine/feed to the rear of the trigger/grip section. It has since been adopted by various global parties including German special police (GSG-9).

From this experience the company delved into the Anti-Material Rifle (AMR) market with the development of the "DSR-50" - again a bullpup-configured weapon though now chambered for the massive .50 BMG (Browning Machine Gun) cartridge firing from a three-round detachable box magazine. Due to the forces at play, and the size of the cartridge, the rifle was given greater dimensions than that of the earlier DSR-1, measuring 1,350mm long with an 800mm long barrel. Weight became 23lb (when empty). A lengthy section of Picatinny rail was added over the receiver and forend for the fitting of various optics for day and night operation as well as a folding bipod (the bipod supports the forward section of this heavy weapon and can be tucked away when the operator is on-the-march). An adjustable cheekpiece and monopod were added under the shoulder stock to complete its look. A unique quality of this gun became a space ahead of the trigger unit used to hold a second 3-round magazine.
As with the DSR-1 before it, the DSR-50 operates through a manually-actuated bolt-action system requiring the user to manage the bolt lever over the side of the receiver to eject spent shell casings and introduce a fresh cartridge into the chamber. A recoil buffer is set within the shoulder stock and multi-baffled muzzle brake helps to retard some of the violent forces inherent when firing such a large and powerful cartridge. The cartridge is capable of defeating up to light armor and, therefore, useful in a tactical sense - crippling individual components on an enemy tank (sensors, vision blocks), neutralizing enemies behind concrete walls, disabling vehicles at range (the bullet is known to pierce engine blocks), etc...

The use of a bullpup configuration allows the rifle to use a full-length rifled barrel assembly, set within the shorter stock, and thusly a shorter overall length is achieved. This also provides a slight increase in repeat-fire accuracy as the dimensions are tighter and held closer to the shooter's body. This style of long gun has been seeing increasing popularity over the few decades, superseding the traditional rifle arrangement that seats the action and magazine/feed ahead of the trigger unit.

As far as is known, the DSR-50 series is in service with Malaysia.

Specifications



Service Year
2000

Origin
Germany national flag graphic
Germany

Classification


Anti-Material Rifle (AMR)


DSR-Precision GmbH - Germany
National flag of modern Germany National flag of Malaysia National flag of the United States Germany; Malaysia; United States
(OPERATORS list includes past, present, and future operators when applicable)
Anti-Armor / Anti-Tank / Anti-Material
Designed to engage and defeat armor / enemy tanks at range.


Overall Length
1,350 mm
53.15 in
Barrel Length
800 mm
31.50 in
Empty Wgt
22.71 lb
10.30 kg
Sights


MIL-STD-1913 Optics Set


Action


Manually-Actuated Bolt-Action System

Bolt-Action
Manually-actuated process of managing the bolt lever to eject spent cartridge case, clearing the breech, to introduce fresh catridge into the chamber.
(Material presented above is for historical and entertainment value and should not be construed as usable for hardware restoration, maintenance, or general operation - always consult official manufacturer sources for such information)


Caliber(s)*


12.7x99mm NATO (.50 BMG)

Sample Visuals**


Graphical image of a 12.7mm / .50BMG machine gun / rifle round
Rounds / Feed


3-Round Detachable Box Magazine
Cartridge relative size chart
*May not represent an exhuastive list; calibers are model-specific dependent, always consult official manufacturer sources.
**Graphics not to actual size; not all cartridges may be represented visually; graphics intended for general reference only.


DSR-50 - Base Series Designation


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