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M89SR sniper rifle

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(Redirected from Model 89 Sniper Rifle)
TypeSniper rifle/Designated Marksman Rifle
Place of originIsrael
Production history
ManufacturerTechnical Consultants International (before Sardius)
Mass4.50 kg
Length850 mm
Barrel length560 mm

Cartridge7.62×51mm NATO
ActionGas-operated, rotating bolt
Muzzle velocity855 m/s (2,810 ft/s)
Effective firing range1000 meters
Feed system10 or 20-round detachable box magazine

The M89SR sniper rifle is a gas operated semi-automatic sniper rifle produced by Technical Consultants International (TCI).[1]



The M89SR was first introduced as the Sardius M36 Sniper Weapon System (SWS) in the 1980s.[2] The rifle is based on the American M14 rifle in bullpup configuration.[3]

It was intended to replace the M14, though Sardius were unable to secure financing. When Sardius went out of business, Technical Consulting International (TCI) obtained the licence to produce the M36. They made some adjustments, such as adding a new carbon fiber stock, and it was renamed the M89SR (Model 89 Sniper Rifle).

The rifle is much shorter than an assault rifle even with a sound suppressor attached,[1] making it easy to conceal. It is also relatively light, and is more accurate than other sniper rifles.