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Accuracy International Precision Marksman


L96A1


Overview


L96A1

Royal Marine taking aim with L96A1 sniper rifle.
Source: UK MOD - © Open Government License

Origin
United Kingdom
Type
Sniper rifle
Entered service
1982 or 1985?
Status
Obsolete
Development
Early to mid 1980's
Developer
United Kingdom - Accuracy International
Production
1982 - early 1990's?
Producer
United Kingdom - Accuracy International
Designations
PM / Precision Marksman
L96A1 (UK military service)

Details


L96A1

Left side view of L96A1 / Precision Marksman sniper rifle.
Source: Snipercentral - © Copyright lies with original owner

Facts L96A1
General
Origin
United Kingdom
Type
Sniper rifle
Caliber
Caliber
7.62x51mm NATO
Feed system
10 round detachable magazine
Barrel length
655 mm
Operation
Action
Bolt action, 60 degree rotation
Fire selector
0 - 1
Rate of fire
Bolt action
Trigger
2 stage adjustable, 1 to 2 kg
Dimensions
Stock type
Fixed
Length
1.124 to 1.194 mm, varies by use of spacers
Weight
6.5 kg
Sights
Mechanical
Back up iron sights with adjustments up to 700 m
Optics
Default optic is Schmidt & Bender PM 6x42
Accessories
Bipod
Folding bipod

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