T93 sniper rifle

The T93 (Type 93) Sniper Rifle (Chinese: 七點六二公厘T93狙擊槍) is a 7.62×51mm bolt-action rifle designed and manufactured in Taiwan.

Country Name Origin Year
Taiwan 2005
Country Name Operational Year Retirement Year
Taiwan View

It was first shown to the public during the 2007 Taipei Aerospace & Defense Technology Exhibition. The primary organization responsible for the development of this rifle is the 205th Armory, with technical assistance from unspecified domestic and foreign firms.

By its appearance, the T93 is closely patterned after the M24 Sniper Weapon System. It features a similar action with internal magazine. The barrel is floated for its entire length. One notable departure from the M24 design is the absence of the front sight base. The adjustable-length stock appears to be H-S Precision PST-25, but is said to have been redesigned using ergonomic measurements of Taiwanese soldiers.

As displayed, the T93 prototype is equipped with a Leupold Ultra M3A riflescope on an extended Picatinny rail mount, allowing the use of night-vision equipment with the scope. The scope mount is similar to the McCann Industries MIRS, but lacks rails on either side. The bipod is a Harris Ultralight 1A2 Series.

According to official news release, T93 scored a best 3-round group size of 0.3 MOA at 800 meters during trials. It was not known whether factory match or hand-loaded ammunition was used. The rifle also passed endurance tests by firing 6,000 rounds without any failure.

Type Sniper rifle
Place of origin Taiwan (Republic of China)
Production history
Designer 205th Armory
Designed 2003
Cartridge 7.62 × 51 mm NATO
Action Bolt-action
Effective firing range Over 800 m (ammunition/sniper-dependent)
Feed system 5-round internal magazine
Sights Telescopic

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