IDEX 2015

Rifle upgrades in production [IDX15VP]

22 February 2015

Aiming to further improve its already renowned specialist weapon systems, Truvelo Armoury (South African Pavilion, Stand 12-C20) earlier announced important upgrades. Now chief executive Ralf Gebert says Truvelo Armoury’s upgraded 7.62x51mm specialised target rifle, .338in Lapua long-range precision rifle and the 12.7x99mm countermeasure sniper (CMS) are in full production.

Notable improvements include an aluminium chassis, lighter Truvelo four-lug receiver and bolt with upgraded Picatinny rail, a magazine spring and follower, improved extractor and ejector, and clearer safety indicators.

Next in line is Truvelo’s 14.5x114mm anti-materiél rifle, which is currently being upgraded.

“We are participating in several international trials, following a number of foreign orders signed in 2014,” Gebert said. “These orders are also being executed and delivered.” Truvelo Armoury fields anti-materiél rifles in 12.7x99mm, 14.5x114mm, 20x82mm and 20x110mm Hispano calibres, as well as 7.62x51mm NATO and .338in Lapua.

It has just established a new company, Truvelo Africa, to improve marketing and sales on the continent.

Truvelo rifles are used by the military, special forces, law enforcement agencies and hunters across Africa, in Europe, the Middle East and the USA.

“Our rifles are ergonomically designed to make each calibre rifle easier to handle and more comfortable for the shooter,” said Gebert.

“They are lightweight, accurate and adjustable for greater operational flexibility.”

Truvelo Armoury is a division of Truvelo Manufacturers, established in 1974, and has built a solid reputation for the design and production of accurate barrels and sniper rifle technology.

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