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Old January 8th, 2008   #1
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.50cal sniper rifle ID

Does anyone know about this .50cal sniper rifle?

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Old January 8th, 2008   #2
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Been doing a little browsing and I can't work it out either. From the padded scope, it's likely to be Russian however, the closest resemblence are French Hecate rifles but there are minor differences such as the position of the bipod to the stock.
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to me it looks like an SVD modified to fire .50 rounds (because of the wooden stock at the front) It's wierd I think its more like a silenced SVD of some kind because notice how small the barrel is at the tip, barely wide enough to fit a .50 in... but this is just my opinion.
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Old January 9th, 2008   #4
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Hi,
This is a hungarian sniper rifle from the Gepard anti-material rifle family. This verison is the Gepard M4.

For more information:en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gepard_anti-materiel_rifle (english)
hu.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gep%C3%A1rd_M1 (hungarian + pics)

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I think some of them was transferred to US in the 90's.
It's not .50 caliber, but 12.7 mm (russian).

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OK, On the manufacturer's webpage (sero.hu) it was the M2 version, barelled with 12,7 russian, and .50 NATO calibers too. Gzsolt
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