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Mauser SR93

General Facts

  • TYPE
    Sniper rifle

  • ORIGIN
    Germany

  • NICKNAMES
    Mauser 93

  • DESIGNED
    Early 1990's

  • DESIGNER
    Mauser

  • PRODUCTION
    Early 1990's - late 1990's

  • PRODUCERS
    Germany - Mauser

  • QUANTITY
    About 120 SR93 and 6 SR97 have been produced.

  • UNIT COST
    Unknown

  • CHARACTERISTICS
    Good accuracy
    Very ergonomic design
    Expensive
    Large and bulky
    No backup iron sights

Introduction

The SR-93 is a sniper rifle of German origin. Mauser developed the SR-93 for the German army G22 trails, which were eventually won by the AWM-F. The SR93 is based on the earlier Mauser SR-86, but is produced in larger calibers and has a very different furniture than previous Mauser designs.

Design

The SR93 uses the proven 2 lug bolt action mechanism in an aluminum and rubber furniture of unique design. The stock features a pistol grip and the buttplate and cheekpiece are fully adjustable. The forearm features an integral adjustable folding bipod and the stock has an integral monopod. Various optics can be fitted but no iron sights are provided.

Firepower

The SR-93 is chambered in 7.62x51mm NATO, .300 Winchester Magnum or .338 Lapua Magnum. The free floating barrel provides good accuracy. As a bolt action rifle the rate of fire is limited. Actual performance figures are not available, but the SR-93 reportedly is an accurate weapon.

Users

Although designed for the German army G22 trails the SR-93 is more accustomed to the police tactical sniper role. It has a long forearm to rest the rifle, no iron sights and a rear monopod. As such the SR-93 was sold to several German and Dutch police forces. A small number was sold on the civilian market. When Rheinmetall took over Mauser the production of the SR-93 was stopped. It is believed that only about 120 rifles have been produced.

Variants

SR-93

The SR-93 is a modern bolt action sniper rifle with very distinguishing looks. It was available in 7.62x51mm, .300 Winchester Magnum and .338 Lapua Magnum. These models differ in barrel length and magazine capacity. About 120 SR-93 have been made.

TypeSniper rifle
Caliber.300 Winchester Magnum
Magazine6 round internal magazine
OperationBolt-action, 2 lug bolt
Fire selector0-1
Rate of fireBolt-action
Barrel length600 mm
Rifling?
Muzzle velocity?
StockFixed, adjustable
Length1.230 mm
Width?
Height?
Weight6.3 kg empty
SightsOptical sight, usually fitted with Hensoldt 3-12x scope, no iron sights
RemarksIntegral bipod
TypeSniper rifle
Caliber.338 Lapua Magnum
Magazine5 round internal magazine
OperationBolt-action, 2 lug bolt
Fire selector0-1
Rate of fireBolt-action
Barrel length690 mm
Rifling?
Muzzle velocity?
StockFixed, adjustable
Length1.230 mm
Width?
Height?
Weight6.4 kg empty
SightsOptical sight, usually fitted with Hensoldt 3-12x scope, no iron sights
RemarksIntegral bipod
TypeSniper rifle
Caliber7.62x51mm NATO
Magazine? round internal magazine
OperationBolt-action, 2 lug bolt
Fire selector0-1
Rate of fireBolt-action
Barrel length600 mm
Rifling?
Muzzle velocity?
StockFixed, adjustable
Length1.230 mm
Width?
Height?
Weight6.3 kg empty
SightsOptical sight, usually fitted with Hensoldt 3-12x scope, no iron sights
RemarksIntegral bipod

SR-97

The SR-97 is modernized version SR-93. The design is somewhat more conventional with a shorter forearm and standard bipod. The SR-97 was produced only in .338 Lapua. It is possible that only 6 units have been produced.

  • Specifications:
  • SR97
TypeSniper rifle
Caliber.338 Lapua Magnum
Magazine5 round internal magazine
OperationBolt-action, 2 lug bolt
Fire selector0-1
Rate of fireBolt-action
Barrel length700 mm
Rifling?
Muzzle velocity?
StockFixed, adjustable
Length1.230 mm
Width?
Height?
Weight5.6 kg empty, 7.2 kg with optics and bipod
SightsOptical sight, usually fitted with Hensoldt 3-12x scope, no iron sights
RemarksOptional bipod

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