M67F1 Mauser (Gift rifle)

M67F1 Sharpshooter rifle.

 

Technical information:

 

  • Name: Kongsberg sharpshooter M67F1
  • Production year: 1967
  • Experimental started:
  • Caliber: 308
  • Magazine capacity: 5
  • Weight:
  • Produced at: Kongsberg V√•penfabrikk
  • Stock material: beech laminate
  • Lock mechanism: Bolt action
  • Approved by the army: This never happened despite good test results.
  • Number produced:

 

First time produced at Kongsberg arms factory in 1967. Build on the M98 Mauser mechanism with a standard safety. In short, it is a developed M59 sharpshooter rifle. It was delivered with a stock of laminated beech. A new model of the stock came later, in 1989, also in laminated beech, but now with adjustable height on the buttstock. The new stock was not

approved for shooting competition arranged by DFS until 1 of

January 1990. You could get it both with a Busk diopter sight or

without sight. These rifles were used by many in the DFS

competitions until the Sauer 200 STR rifle came in 1990. Shortly

after the Sauer 200 came on the market virtually no one used the

old Kongsberg M67 in competitions. Since the Sauer came, all the

winners of the national championship have used that rifle. The army

had some tests with the M67 at the end of the seventies since they

wanted a new sharpshooter rifle. The tests were done by SVI and the result was in favor of the M67. The conclusion was that if the army replaced the scoped AG3 with a scoped M67 the accuracy would be more than doubled. Despite this, the army never approved the M67 from Kongsberg. This particularly rifle was used as a gift within the army in 1971.

 

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