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Firearm Infobox
Name, Image, type, origin
Name Våpensmia NM149
Image
Våpensmia NM149
Type Bolt Action Repeating Sniper Rifle
Place of origin Flag of Norway Norway
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Service history
In service 1988–
Used by Norway
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Production history
Designer Våpensmia A/S
Designed 1985
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Number N/A
Variants NM149 and NM149-F1
Specifications
Weight 5,6 kg
Length 1120 mm
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Barrel length 600 mm
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Cartridge 7.62 × 51 mm NATO
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Action Bolt action
Muzzle velocity 860-880 m/s
Effective range 800 m
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NM149 sniper rifle was developed by Våpensmia A/S in close cooperation with the Norwegian Army and is based on the tried and true M98 bolt action. The stock is laminated beech veneer, pillar bedded and are adjustable for length of pull via a spacer system, the barrel is German made cold-hammered barrel with 4 grooves right hand twist, of heavy contour and the system shoots very well. There was a problem with the early versions of the stock cracking, but that problem has since been solved. The system is very capable and effective and has been serving in the Norwegian army since 1988. The rifles were given the serial numbers of the S&B scope to make a matching pair. The NM149 replaced the Kongsberg M59F1

An improved model, the NM149-F1, has since been developed and produced. It has a better and stronger laminated stock, an American-made 21mm barrel with a permanent front sight, and a flash suppressor from the AG-3 service rifle. The stock though is not pillar bedded, and is more susceptible to changes in weather. Match grade trigger, bipod and suppressor can be fitted as needed.


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Sources and referencesEdit

  • Hanevik, Karl Egil (1998). Norske Militærgeværer etter 1867. Hanevik Våpen, Chapter 25. ISBN 82-993143-1-3. 
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Norwegian service rifles
Kammerlader, Remington M1867, Krag-Petersson, Jarmann M1884, Krag-Jørgensen, Lee-Enfield No. 4 (used during World War II), Pattern 14 Rifle (used during World War II), Karabiner 98k (spoils of war), Selvladegevær M1 (Garand), M1917 Enfield rifle (replaced the Lee-Enfields), AG-3, Våpensmia NM149, Heckler & Koch HK416


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