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Type Sniper rifle
Place of origin  Greece
Service history
Used by Greece
Production history
Designed 1995
Manufacturer Elliniki Viomichania Oplon
Produced 1995-present
Variants See Variants
Weight 4.4 kg (No scope/bipod)
0.32 kg (With bipod)
Length 1200 mm (Entire weapon)
Barrel length 675 mm (Barrel)
Crew 1

Cartridge 7.62 × 51 mm NATO
Action Bolt action
Muzzle velocity 840 m/s
Effective firing range 800 m
Maximum firing range 3500 m
Feed system 5-round internal magazine
Sights Telescopic sight. Night vision scopes also accepted[1]

The Kefefs (Greek: Κηφεύς) is a Greek-made bolt action sniper rifle designed by Hellenic Arms Industry in 1995 and named after an ancient mythical king. The Kefefs fires rounds chambered in 7.62 × 51 mm NATO.

Design details[edit]

The Kefefs rifle contains the following features:

  • It has a cold-hammered, highprecision, free-floating, exposed barrel made of special high-grade steel while its receiver, bolt and all metal components are also made of special steel.
  • It uses a simple and robust bolt-action mechanism with a 50° opening angle, enables the bolt to be flexible and easy to open. The third lug of the three locking lugs located at the front of the bolt acts as a rail which gives the bolt a friction-free and smooth movement.
  • The firing mechanism incorporates an extremely quiet, thumb-operated safety the stiffness of which is adjustable.
  • Designed with an ergonomically and elegantly designed stock, which is made of high-quality walnut with cross-knurling, is of the Monte Carlo model.
  • The trigger pull and travel can also be adjusted. A wide range of telescopic sights and sight mounts is available to suit the user's requirements, since it is the sighting system which plays an important role in sniping.
  • Such scopes are adjustable for windage and elevation. Night vision devices are also available.

The weapon is supplied with a bipod (having a quick release mechanism), a carrying sling and a complete field-service kit.


There are only two variants of the Kefefs:

  • Kefefs-M: A variant of the Kefefs made for military personnel coated with high-strength, heat-resistant camouflage paints with either forest or desert camouflage.[1]
  • Kefefs-P: A variant of the Kefefs made for police personnel with a slightly longer, heavier, externally fluted barrel and an oil-polished stock.[1]



  1. ^ a b c "EBO's official Kefefs Page". Archived from the original on 2005-03-13. Retrieved 2009-05-22.