Blaser R93 Sniper Rifle

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Blaser R93 - .308 Winchester. The same rifle is offered in a "Sporting" configuration.
Blaser R93 Tactical - 7.62x51mm. The "Tactical" was a sniper rifle variant of the earlier UIT and CISM match variants of the R93, and the precursor to the current "LRS2" and "Tactical 2" models.
Blaser LRS2 - .338 Lapua Magnum. The rifle is usually outfitted with either a Parker & Hale or Harris Bipod.
Closeup of the receiver (left side) of the Blaser LRS2 - .338 Lapua Magnum. The factory identification and markings are clearly visible.
Blaser LRS2 with Harris Bipod - .338 Lapua Magnum.

The Blaser R93 is a German straight-pull modular precision sniper rifle. Originally a hunting weapon with a traditional wooden stock (now discontinued) introduced in 1993, several competition models with synthetic bodies were released by Blaser, the first few being the UIT and CISM models, named after Union Internationale de Tir and Conseil International du Sport Militaire, two European shooting competitions, respectively.

In 1997, after SIG-Sauer acquired Blaser, the rifles expanded into the tactical market. The competition models were rebranded as the Tactical model, and new Long Range Sporter (LRS) model was created (some sources call them Blaser LRT, Long Range Tactical), though in design there is little difference between these differently named models (the police models even retained the holes used for the mounting bracket for competition diopter sights, which goes completely unused in their field).

The first Tactical model was not very successful. Blaser updated the design to the LRS2 model, with a different magazine and receiver design. The LRS2 was much more successful and was adopted by several police and military forces. A large chassis version of the LRS2 using .338 Lapua Magnum was created, but is not very successful. A new Tactical 2 model was created, chambered in the most common military calibers and can interchange between them easily. The Tactical 2 was even more successful and helped Blaser secure a contract with the Australian military.

One of the more unusual variants of the R93 is a handgun version called the Blaser R93 Handgun Hunting System. It is an ultra short R93 with a 14-inch barrel and pistol grip.

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Specifications

(1993 - ????)

  • Type: Sniper Rifle
  • Caliber: .223 Remington, 6mm Norma BR, 6.5×55mm, .308 Winchester and .300 Winchester Magnum (Tactical, Tactical 2 and LRS2), .338 Lapua Magnum (Tactical 2), etc (the original R93 has significantly more caliber variants, more than 20 at one point)
  • Weight: 11.9 lbs (5.4 kg)
  • Length: 25.6 in (65 cm)
  • Barrel length: 45.3 in (115 cm)
  • Capacity: 5 or 10
  • Fire Modes: Bolt Action

The Blaser R93 Sniper Rifle and variants can be seen in the following films, television series, video games, and anime used by the following actors:

Film

Title Actor Character Note Date
Cradle 2 the Grave Drag-On Miles with suppressor 2003
Miami Vice One of Yero's snipers 2006
Hitman Timothy Olyphant Agent 47 Fitted with Parker-Hale bipod 2007
Rush Hour 3 Hiroyuki Sanada Kenji Fitted with Harris bipod 2007
The Dark Knight GCPD S.W.A.T. snipers 2008
12 Rounds 2009
Predators Alice Braga Isabelle 2010
Inception Leonardo DiCaprio Dom Cobb winterized, suppressor 2010
Colombiana Zoe Saldana Cataleya Restrepo 2011
Savages Alexander Wraith Sam 2012
Anthony Cutolo Billy
The Lookout RAID snipers 2012
The Last Stand Henchman LRS2 model 2013
Crosshairs Luke Edwards Grandie With suppressor and Harris Bipod 2013
Crosshairs Brill's henchman With suppressor and Harris Bipod 2013
Fast & Furious 6 Dwayne Johnson DSS Agent Luke Hobbs 2013
Kick-Ass 2 In the case with Big Daddy's armor 2013
Kingsman: The Secret Service Henchmen White Tactical 2 model 2015
Hitman: Agent 47 Interrogator 2015

Television

Show Title Actor Character Note/ Episode Air Date
Firefly sniper "Serenity" (S1E01) 2002
Firefly Adam Baldwin Jayne Cobb "Serenity" (S1E01) 2002
Firefly Niska's sniper "War Stories" (S1E10) 2002
NCIS - Season 1 Noah Segan Kyle Hendricks Fitted with Parker-Hale bipod; "One Shot, One Kill" (S1E13) 2003
NCIS - Season 3 Pauley Perrette Abby Scuito "Kill Ari, Part 1" (S3E01) 2005
CSI: NY / "Hide Sight" (S07E07) NYPD ESU Sniper R93 Tactical, with Harris bipod 2004 - Present
The Unit "Gone Missing" (S3) . 2007
Heroes Ali Larter Jessica As a fiction "Kinsella 320Z" rifle 2006-2010
The Kill Point Michael K. Williams Quincy Fitted with Parker-Hale bipod 2007
Primeval James Murray Stephen Hart (S2E01) 2007-Present
My Own Worst Enemy Christian Slater Edward Albright . 2008
Chuck - Season 3 Vinnie Jones Karl Stromberg "Chuck Versus the Three Words" (S3E02) 2009
Chuck - Season 5 Carrie-Anne Moss Gertrude Verbanski "Chuck Versus The Hack Off" (S5E05) 2010
Kings . Gilboa sniper Suppressor; "Prosperity" 2009
24 - Season 8 CTU Sniper "7:00 A.M - 8:00 A.M" (S8E16) 2010
Homeland Chris Chalk Thomas Patrick "Tom" Walker "Marine One" (S1E12) 2011
The Last Ship Nathan Sutton McGregor "No Place Like Home" (S1E10) 2014
In Plain Sight Jason E. Hill Mercenary #1 "Something Borrowed, Something Blew Up" (S04E13) 2011
The Tunnel Nicolas Wanczycki Thibaut Briand 2016

Anime

Title Character Note Date
Ghost in the Shell Stand Alone Complex 2nd Gig Saito (Episode "Beware the Left Eye – POKER FACE") 2005
Blassreiter Brad and Al (Episode 2 "The Price of Glory") 2008
Phantom: Requiem for the Phantom Zwei 2009

Video Games

Game Title Appears as Mods Notation Release Date
Hitman:Codename 47 R93 Sniper Rifle 2000
Hitman 2: Silent Assassin R93 Sniper 2002
Hitman: Contracts R93 Sniper 2004
Alliance of Valiant Arms With Harris bipod 2007
Counter-Strike Online 2008
War Inc. Battlezone w/ various attachments 2011
Payday 2 R93 2013
Black Squad Blazer R93 Harris bipod and AN/PEQ-15 2017
Ironsight Blaser R93 Additional picatinny rails 2018



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