SNIPER RIFLE C3A1 7.62mm

C3A1 7.62mm Sniper Rifle

The C3 is a Parker-Hale Model 82 with a Kahles Helios ZF69 6x42 scope, the more recent C3A1 uses the same Unertl 10x scope that the U.S.M.C. has been using. This is a plain rifle based on the Mauser 98 action. The Model 82 has been used by many competition shooters and has won its fair share of matches. It is an extremely accurate rifle that was adopted in the 70's by the Canadian Army. The Model 82 was also adopted in Australia and New Zealand as well as the British Army where it is used as a target rifle for Cadets.

INTRODUCTION

PURPOSE

The Rifle, Sniper, 7.62 mm, C3A1, provides specially trained personnel of the Canadian Armed Forces, with the capability to effectively perform the tasks of a sniper, for combat and internal security operations. This rifle is also used by Armed Forces personnel in advanced regional, national, sniper competition.

DESCRIPTION

The Rifle, Sniper, 7.62 mm, C3A1 is a heavy barrel, single shot, manually operated, bolt action, magazine fed weapon with a five shot capacity. It is provided with a thumb actuated safety lever that interlocks the bolt, trigger and sear when applied.

The C3A1 Sniper System is comprised of a Parker Hale Model 87 rifle, fitted with a heavy barrel and matched to an Unertl C3 telescopic sight.

IDENTIFICATION

Model

C3A1

Manufacturer

Parker Hale Ltd.

Manufacturer Ref Number

87

TECHNICAL SPECIFICATIONS

PHYSICAL DATA

Main Equipment

Weight

7.2 kg (15.875 lb)

Length

(minimum) 116.2 cm (45.75 in.)

 

(maximum) 121.3 cm (47.75 in.)

C3 Sniper Telescope

Weight

1.04 kg (216.3 oz)

Length

31.75 cm (12.5 in.)

Magnification

10 power

Eye Relief

7.62 cm (3 in.)

Adjustments

External 1/2 min.

Retical

Duplex crosshairs w/mil scale

Lenses

Coated

OPERATING DATA

System of Operation

Turn bolt, single shot, magazine fed

Type of Action

Mauser Type 87

Applied Safety Feature

Triple action, locks trigger, bolt and sear simultaneously.

Muzzle Velocity

Norma Match

777 m/s (2549 fps)

C21 NATO Ball

840 m/s (2750 fps)

BARREL DATA

Type

Heavy, full floating

Calibre

7.62 mm

Weight

2.04 kg (4.5 lb)

Length

60 cm (23.75 in.)

RIFLING PARTICULARS

Number of grooves

4

Pitch

1 turn in 30.48 cm (12 in.)

Direction of twist

right hand

TRIGGER DATA

Type

Single stage, fully adjustable

Adjustment

0.907 to 2.26 kg (2 to 5 lb)

Recommended Adjustment

1.58 kg (3.5 lb)

STOCK DATA

Type

One piece, seasoned walnut or fibreglass stock with beavertail fore-end.

Butt Length

(minimum)

30.5 cm (12 in.)

 

(maximum)

37.46 cm (14.75 in.)

Butt Lengtheners

Maximum of 4 each 12.7 mm (0.50 in.) thick

Bedding Material

Devcon, Aluminium or Steel Putty

MAGAZINE DATA

Capacity

5 rounds

AMMUNITION DATA

Size

7.62 x 51 mm

Type

Norma Match 308 Winchester Match, selected stock

 

C21 NATO Standard 7.62 mm ball type

Bullet Weight

Norma Match

10.89 g (168 grs)

C21

9.65 g (149 grs)


For additional information on sniper rifles see Sniper Central.

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