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Infantry Weapons Reference Guide
TECHNICAL DATA M107 Alternative Designations Country of Origin Date Of Introduction Caliber Cartridge Semi-Automatic Long Range Sniper Rifle, Semi-Automatic AntiMaterial Rifle, USMC Special Applications Scoped Rifle (SASR), Heavy Sniper Rifle (HSR) USA 2002 0.50 in (12.7 mm) .50 Browning Machine Gun (12.7 x 99 mm)
System of Operation Short recoil
000 yd (1.5x14 Vary X 12.829 m) Range Sights Front Sight Rear Sight Flip-up 0.500 foot-pounds (15.812 m) Maximum Effective 2. anti-glare ring Flip-up peep. adjustable for windage and elevation Daylight Scope Type Length Reticle Lens Elevation Windage Eye Relief Leupold 4.075 in. eight lands and grooves.64 kg) Performance (with standard 660 grain bullet) Muzzle Velocity Muzzle Energy Maximum Range 2. Gun and Scope.9 kg) Assembled: 57 in (1. pitch 1 in 15 inches (381 mm) Manual thumb-lever ? 10 rounds.Weight.80 mm) Mil dot 1.87 kg) 8 rounds: 3.582 J) 7.62 lb (1.450 yd (6.5 lb (12.448 mm) Takedown Mode: 38 in (965 mm) 29 in (737 mm) R. (1.97 in (50 mm) 1 click equals 1/4 MOA (Minutes of Angle) at 328 ft (100 meters) 1 click equals 1/4 MOA at 328 ft (100 meters) 3 to 6 in (76 to 152 mm) .91 mm) post with a protective.. Unloaded Length Barrel Length Barrel Rifling Safety Features Trigger Pull Magazine Capacity Weight Magazine 28.800 fps (853 mps) 11. The preferred load is 8 to 9 rounds. 10 rounds: 4.12 lb (1.H.63 in (320.
The M107 is based on the Marine Corps M82A3 Special Application Scoped Rifle. and various other thin skinned (lightly armored) materiel targets out to 2000 meters. dual-purpose ammunition. . The M107. computers. oil and lubricants. ammunition. petroleum. The primary mission of this rifle is to engage and defeat materiel targets at extended ranges to include parked aircraft. enables sniper teams to employ greater destructive force at greater ranges and at a higher rate of fire that exceed the terminal effect capability of the M24 (7. bolt action) SWS. with a family of ammunition. Click for larger 1652x1048.DESCRIPTION The M107 Long Range Sniper Rifle (LRSR) is a . materiel destruction capability to the sniper team and/or supported force and complements the anti-personnel precision fire capability of the M24 Sniper Weapon System (SWS). control. day/night tactical dominance via rapid-fire direct fire engagements with armor penetrating. 328K image. and intelligence (C4I) sites. communications. incendiary. radar sites. The M107 provides a man-portable. command.50 caliber rifle with attached optics/electro-optics that supports all weather.62mm.
M82A1. air-cooled. carrying handle. . The basic M107 rifle is equipped with bipod. This rifle operates by means of the short recoil principle. caliber . The M107 system is composed of the rifle and a sniper scope. rather than gas. muzzle brake.50 caliber ammunition. the requisite cleaning kit drag bag. The M107 will replace existing non-standard. cleaning equipment. The rifle is also supplied with a fitted dirt-tight and watertight carrying case. plus six spare magazines.50 rifles in Explosive Ordnance Detachments as detonation tools. and the telescope adjustment tools. and 10round removable magazine. box magazine-fed rifle chambered for . The M107 is a semi-automatic.The M107 will also be used in a counter sniper role taking advantage of the longer stand off range and increased terminal effect when opposing snipers armed with smaller caliber weapons out to 1000 meters.
Daylight Scope .
Iron Sights . it will not be removed for normal field stripping. Unless there is something wrong with the telescope.There are seven basic parts to the daylight scope: the object lens (front lens). the windage adjustment turret. the elevation adjustment turret. the eyepiece lens. and the parallax adjustment turret (left side). the eyepiece lock ring. the power selector ring.
permission to procure the M107 Sniper Rifle was based on Urgent Materiel Release approval for overseas operations. M107 Procurement. . Prior to Type Classification. HISTORY Contractor: Barrett Firearms Mfg. The rear sight aperture is raised and lowered to the desired elevation position using the elevation knob. FY 2005 Budget Estimate. The windage knob is used to adjust for proper windage.The front and rear iron sights are primarily to be used for emergency back-up when the optical sights are not available. Setting the position of the rear sight elevation scale is best done at a range of 500 meters to give the optimum position for both ball and high explosive ammunition. Type Classification Date: TC STD 4Q FY 2002. The front sight post is protected from damage by the anti-glare ring. They flip up for use if the telescope is not mounted. Aiming is accomplished by aligning the target with the aperture of the rear sight and the post of the front sight. A rear sight elevation scale has been established that corresponds to the ballistics of the cartridge and is adjustable to accommodate variations in environmental conditions that affect elevation.
The RFI provides new equipment (Laser Filter Units. Chambering: The bolt forces the round fully into the firing chamber. as can dirty. The bolt.000 $14. OPERATION The cycle of operation for the M107 Rifle is broken down into eight basic steps (more than one step may occur at the same time). The accelerator is then pivoted up.000 $9. bent. 1. closing the firing chamber. in turn.500 $14. causing the .000. additional items are being procured as part of the Rapid Fielding Initiative (RFI). The firing pin extension. or otherwise faulty ammunition. The bolt latch is then depressed.100. Approved for full materiel release to soldiers in the field in 2005. stripping a cartridge from the magazine and loading it into the chamber (by hand when first loading. protruding beneath the bolt carrier. The transfer bar engages the sear (housed in the bolt carrier).000 $2. forces the firing pin forward to strike the primer of the cartridge. and the extractor snaps over the case rim. Locking: During chambering the bolt enters the barrel extension. just behind barrel extension). forcing it upward and out of engagement with the firing pin extension.417 $14.FY 2001 Quantity 48 FY 2002 150 FY 2003 600 FY 2004 600 FY 2005 600 Gross Cost $500. dented. 5. 4. contacts a shoulder in the trigger housing area.000 $8. 2. rotates due to the cam slot and is locked when its three locking lugs rotate into place in the barrel extension. causing the bar to rise.000 $8.833 In support of Operation Iraqi Freedom (OIF) and Operation Enduring Freedom (OEF).900. Unlocking: When the cartridge is fired. The bolt carrier carries the bolt and barrel extension to the rear until the accelerator.000 $15. Feeding: The force of the mainspring pushes the bolt forward toward the barrel extension.000 Unit Cost $10. under spring power. Blockages (dirt or debris) can prevent full chambering. Spotter Scopes and ancillary items) to units deployed. and the bolt latch engages the bolt latch trip (inside top of the upper receiver. gas pressure exerts a thrust on the bolt face via the case head.700. by semiautomatic action afterwards). 3. Firing: Pulling the trigger pivots it on the trigger housing pin and presses on the transfer bar. allowing the bolt to retract into the bolt carrier.
The firing pin extension then catches the sear. it is expelled from the rifle by the spring-powered ejector. the cocking lever swings on its pin and overrides the transfer bar. Standard production model. The transfer bar is then held down in this position by the disconnector and is not released until pressure is released from the trigger. pulls the case from the firing chamber. AMMUNITION The magazine has a ten round capacity. located on the bolt face and hooked over the rim of the fired case. The extractor. Extraction: As the bolt locking lugs rotate away from the barrel extension. VARIANTS XM107 M107 (NSN 1005-01-469-2133) 2002. WARNING: The bolt does NOT automatically remain to the rear when the rifle or magazine is empty. After disconnection. See data above. As the cocking lever pivots. Cocking: As the bolt recoils to the rear. As it protrudes from the front of the bolt carrier. the bolt withdraws from the barrel and the bolt latch locks the bolt in its extended position. Because of the cam slot in the side of the bolt. The other end of the cocking lever protrudes into the bolt carrier and into the firing pin extension. causing it to disconnect from the trigger. it separates the bolt carrier from the barrel extension.accelerator rod to be pushed out of the bolt carrier. the bolt rotates as it is pulled and unlocks from the barrel extension. Load no more than 9 rounds or damage will occur. it withdraws the firing pin and compresses the firing pin extension spring. the cocking lever "rides" the transfer bar back and down. The preferred load is 8 to 9 rounds. 6. . Ejection: As soon as the fired case has been extracted and has cleared the rear of the barrel extension. 8. 7.
50 Blank Cartridge Click here for more information on . Caliber . Caliber . Caliber . Caliber .• • • • • • MK211 Mod 0.50 APIT Cartridge M1A1.50 API Cartridge M33. Use of unauthorized ammunition in the M107 Sniper Rifle can cause personal injury or damage to rifle. Caliber . Ammunition that predates 1965 should not be fired through this weapon.50 Ball Cartridge M17. Caliber . Forcing it to chamber and fire may cause serious injury to personnel and damage to the rifle. FIRING . The .50 API Cartridge M20.50 Tracer Cartridge M8.50 caliber saboted light armor penetrator (SLAP) round is specifically prohibited from being fired in the M107.50 caliber ammunition.
The rear and front iron sights are primarily to be used for emergency back-up when the optical sights are not available. the eyepiece can injure the shooter's brow. This rifle must not be fired without the muzzle brake firmly in place on the barrel because the action can thus be overstressed. discomfort. With the M107 rifle. there is some danger in standing to the side of the muzzle due to blow-by of hot.This weapon generates harmful levels of noise when firing! Hearing protection must be worn when firing this weapon. the shooter must be positioned squarely behind the weapon. with the recoil pad firmly against the shoulder. GIF . If the scope is mounted too far to the rear. and critical parts breakage can occur. Anything less may result in injury. 29K. The rifle will fire one round for each squeeze of the trigger until the magazine and chamber are empty. expanding gasses from the muzzle brake. They flip up for use if the telescope is not mounted. Because the rifle is recoil-operated. or failure of the action to cycle correctly. Shooting at an uphill angle also increases this hazard. 1024x509. Remember that the bolt does NOT automatically remain to the rear when the rifle or magazine is empty. More M107 Art .Click on image sample to see full size image.
Click on image sample to see full size image. M107 U. 41K.S. Army PEO Soldier Photo 1024x768. GIF M107 Photos . Army PEO Soldier Photo 930x540. JPEG . JPEG M107 U. 127K. 433K.S. GIF 1024x1000.1024x455. 26K.
JPEG M107 with AN/PVS-10 Sniper Night Sight (SNS) U.M107 U. JPEG M107 with AN/PVS-10 SNS U. JPEG M107 with AN/PAS-13 Thermal Weapon Sight (TWS) U.S. Cooke To the best of my knowledge all military data and images presented in these pages are UNCLASSIFIED. 254K.S. Army PEO Soldier Photo 1024x330. and approved for public release.S. Army PEO Soldier Photo 1024x681. Copyright ©2004-2008 Gary W. JPEG M107 with AN/PVS-10 SNS U. 55K.S.S. Army PEO Soldier Photo 1024x400. . 78K. 217K. NON-SENSITIVE. JPEG Last updated: 10-MAY-2006: Added M107 photos. Army PEO Soldier Photo 1024x638. Army PEO Soldier Photo 1024x500. 61K.
. PS Magazine: April 2006. TM 9-1005-239-23&P M107 Technical Manual. U. FY 2005 Army WEAPONS AND TRACKED COMBAT VEHICLES Budget Estimate.Sources: FM 7-10 The Infantry Rifle Company. Army PEO Soldier website. TM 9-1005-239-10 M107 Operator's Manual.S.
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