| Barrett M90 |
large-caliber sniper rifle Barrett M90 (Model 90) developed by the American company Barrett Firearms in 1990.
Rifle Barrett M90 is designed on the basis of the well-known Barrett M82A1 rifle and has retained many of its features, but there are significant structural differences. While M90 is a simple, compact, accurate and cheaper sniper rifle.
Barrett M90 rifle is a classic longitudinally sliding gate kalibra.50 BMG, made by assembly scheme "bullpup." Unlike semi-automatic M82A1 rifle has a new manually operated. The barrel is locked by turning the gate by three lugs. Gate itself is massive, moving along two parallel rails in the receiver. For convenience, the arrow is equipped with a large bolt handle knob. Another difference from the original is rigidly mounted in the receiver barrel (from M82A1 barrel during firing is shifted back to compensate for part of the recoil energy). Application layout "bullpup", helped to keep the length of the barrel, while reducing the overall length of the weapon.
trunk - a massive steel holodnokovany has special longitudinal grooves for cooling bore chrome. Installed on the muzzle of the "firm" compensator, absorbing up to 30 percent of the recoil energy.
trigger mechanism Barrett M90 - udarnikovy. Only a single fire mode.
| M90 || M95 |
| Caliber, mm || 12.7x99 (.50 BMG) |
| Weight empty, kg || 10.20 || 9.98 |
| Length mm || 1143 |
| Barrel length, mm || 737 |
| Effective range |
| 1800 |
| Capacity, |
| 5 |
Food rifle ammunition is made from detachable box magazine for 5 rounds.
Receiver M90 consists of two halves of the top and bottom.
At the bottom of the receiver set store trigger, handle fire control and folding bipod.
On the top half
set mount an optical sight (no open sights), on the right side, in the butt, there is an opening for the extraction of spent cartridges. Furthermore, in the upper portion of the receiver barrel secured.
trunk does not touch the bottom half of the box, which is one-third longer than the upper, and posted freely, thereby improving the accuracy of fire.
The back of the receiver performs the function of the stock and has a special rubber nazatylnik.
Application manual reload instead of automation allows us to simplify the rifle, fixed barrel improved precision and accuracy of fire and bullpup layout possible to reduce the dimensions of weapons while maintaining the same barrel length and the effective range.
| Barrett M95 |
In 1995, the rifle was upgraded. Launch of the M90 has been discontinued, it has come to replace improved rifle Barrett M95.
Main parts and mechanisms
Modification touched primarily rifle corps was increased upper part of the receiver. Mount for sight substituted universal guide "Picatinny Rail/M1913". To improve ease of firing the pistol grip and trigger transferred to 25 mm in front of the store, the bolt handle is folded back. Minor modifications were also subjected to the trigger and muzzle compensator rifle. In addition, the designers were added to detect, on request, extra bipod under the butt. This so-called "third leg" provides additional stability when shooting rifles.
Company "Barrett Firearms Manufacturing, Inc." started producing rifles Barrett M95, both for civilian and for military markets.
In 1999, U.S. Marine Corps Command purchased a small amount of Barrett M95 rifles in the competition for a new large-caliber sniper rifle. But later it was decided to revise the technical conditions of competition in favor of self-loading rifles. As a result, adopted under the symbol "M107" was adopted slightly modernized rifle M82A1, all the same company Barrett Firearms.