Harris Gun Works M-96

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Harris Gun Works M-96
Type Sniper rifle
Place of origin  United States
Service history
Used by United States, Malaysia
Production history
Manufacturer Harris Gun Works
Variants M86,
Weight 25 lbs (11.35 kg) unloaded, no scope.
Length 58 inches (145 cm).
Barrel length 29 inch (74 cm).

Cartridge 12.7x99mm NATO
Caliber .50 BMG
Action semi-automatic
Rate of fire Gas operated semi-automatic.
Effective firing range 5000 ft (1500 m).
Feed system 5-rounds detachable box magazine
Sights detachable aperture type iron sights day or night optics

The Harris Gunworks M-96 is a semi automatic sniper rifle. Manufactured by Harris Gunworks at Phoenix, Arizona, this is chambered for .50 BMG currently used heavily by the United States and Malaysian armed forces.

The weapon is made of steel and anodized aluminum, with a black teflon coating on all exposed parts. The adjustable gas system is hard chromed for increased life. The barrel is heavy, free floating, and of match grade with a standard Muzzle Brake attached. The action is roughly based upon the AK-47 action, with modifications to make it suitable for a high powered rifle. Mounted on top of the receiver is a standard Weaver-type rail, for mounting scopes. Integrated in this rail are rudimentary iron sights. The rifle was designed for military use, and has been tested under a variety of adverse weather conditions.

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