KSVK 12.7

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KSVK 12.7
The KSVK 12.7
Type Bullpup anti-materiel rifle
Place of origin Russia
Service history
In service Russian Defense Ministry
Used by See Users
Wars See Conflicts
Production history
Designer E.V. Zhuravlev, M.Y. Kuchin and V.I. Negrulenko
Designed 1997–1998
Manufacturer Degtyarev plant
Produced 1990s
Variants See Variants
Weight 12 kg w/o scope
Length 1420 mm
Barrel length 1000 mm

Cartridge 12.7×108mm
Caliber 12.7mm
Action Bolt action
Rate of fire 10 s.p.m.
Muzzle velocity 770–860 m/s
Effective firing range 1500 m
Maximum firing range 2000 m
Feed system 5-round detachable box magazine
Sights Iron sights, rails for mounting various sniper sights

The KSVK (Russian: Крупнокалиберная Снайперская Винтовка Ковровская (Krupnokalibernaya Snayperskaya Vintovka Kovrovskaya); English: Large-Caliber Kovrov Sniper Rifle) or Degtyarev sniper rifle is a 12.7mm anti-materiel sniper rifle developed in Russia for the purpose of counter sniping and penetrating thick walls, as well as light armored vehicles.


The KSVK anti-material (or large caliber sniper) rifle was developed in the late 1990s by Degtyarev plant, based in Kovrov, Russia. It is based on the SVN-98 12.7mm experimental rifle.


The KSVK is a bullpup-configured, bolt-action, magazine-fed rifle. It is equipped with a muzzle device which acts as a muzzle brake and a sound damper.

The KSVK is equipped with standard Russian side-mounted scope rail (dovetail), and can be fitted with variety of day and night scopes. Open iron sights are installed for backup or emergency purposes.


  • SVN-98 (СВН-98)[1]
  • KSVK (КСВК)[1]
  • ASVK (АСВК, army Kovrov large-caliber sniper rifle) – adopted by Ministry of Defence of the Russian Federation under designation 6S8 "KORD" sniper complex (6С8 «Корд») in June 2013 and used by the Syrian Arab Army during the Syrian Civil War.[2]
  • Unnamed Vietnamese version, designed based on the Russian KSVK with several modifications to fit the local conditions. It is equipped with the also Vietnamese produced N12 optical sight with 10 times magnification. Manufactured at Z111 and Z199 factories.[3][4]


The KSVK 12.7 has been in the following conflicts:


  •  Russia: ASVK is currently used by units of the Eastern and Western Military Districts and Northern Fleet.[7][8][9]
  •  Vietnam: Unnamed self-designed and domestic produced version, featuring modifications to suit local conditions at Z111 Factory.[10]
  •  Syria: Used by forces loyal to the Syrian Government.[6]

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