Alexander Arms R-175T

     Notes: Another rimfire AR-15 clone, the R-175T fires for more powerful .17 Hornady Magnum Rimfire cartridge.  Two versions are available (actually three, buyt the first two are virtually identical): Standard and Monolithic.  The design retains the buffer/spring/tube assembly of the AR-15, allowing for the firing of a wide variety of loads and bullet weights.  (The buffer unit is heavier than an AR-15 buffer.) It also speeds up cycling time (not important by Twilight 2000 v2.2 rules).  An unfortunate side effect is that the .17 round has insufficient power to lock open the bolt after the last shot.  In addition, the R-175T is designed specifically work with the installed hammer and trigger, and strongly does not recommend replacing the trigger unit.  (If you really want to replace the trigger unit, Alexander Arms recommends the Alexander Arms TTU or the Geiselle SSA.)  The R-175T has an 18-inch heavy fluted barrel tipped by an A1-type flash suppressor and a six-position sliding stock.

     The monolithic version has a molded in MIL-STD-1913 rail, with the receiver rail and handguard rail joining to form one rail.  The handguards on this version are of aluminum.

Weapon

Ammunition

Weight

Magazines

Price

R-175T (Standard)

.17 Hornady Magnum Rimfire

4.22 kg

10

$491

R-175T (Monolithic)

.17 Hornady Magnum Rimfire

4.68 kg

10

$496

 

Weapon

ROF

Damage

Pen

Bulk

SS

Burst

Range

R-175T (Standard)

SA

2

1-Nil

4/5

1

Nil

47

R-175T (Monolithic)

SA

2

1-Nil

4/5

1

Nil

47

 

AMAC .22 Carbine

     Notes:  This is a semiautomatic rifle patterned after the M2 Carbine. It is grooved for a scope.  Like many such weapons, the US and European public had a strange fascination with M-1 Carbine clones after World War 2, and the AMAC .22 Carbine benefited from this. 

Weapon

Ammunition

Weight

Magazines

Price

AMAC .22 Carbine

.22 Long Rifle

2.63 kg

15

$235

AMAC .22 Carbine

.22 Winchester Magnum Rimfire

2.63 kg

15

$256

 

Weapon

ROF

Damage

Pen

Bulk

SS

Burst

Range

AMAC .22 Carbine (.22 Long Rifle)

SA

1

Nil

5

1

Nil

38

AMAC .22 Carbine (.22 Magnum)

SA

1

Nil

5

1

Nil

47

 

AMT Lightning

     Notes: The Lightning was first introduced in 1986 as a .22 Long Rifle “military-type” design (patterned after the Ruger 10/22), with a 17.5-inch barrel (tapered or bull), satin-finish stainless steel metalwork, and a nylon body filled with fiberglass.  The rifle has a skeletal stock which folds to the right, and is made from tubular metal with a buttplate that is equipped with a ventilated rubber recoil pad.  Later known as the Lightning 25/22 (for the 25-round magazine it was sold with at the time and the 22-inch barrel it used), 30-round magazines were later available, and it could also use the 10-round box magazines of other Lightnings, as well as a 50-round drum.  As with all Lightning models, it has conventional iron sights as well as being grooved for a scope mount.  This capacity, and the “military” looks of the weapon, quickly made it a target of the Brady Gun Bill and Assault Weapons Ban, and this original version of the Lightning was discontinued.

     In 1986, a version of the Lightning called the SGH (Small Game Hunting) appeared.  Though it looks like a totally different weapon, it is in fact a Lightning with a conventional wood stock and a 22 or 24-inch heavy barrel.  It is no longer in production. A Small Game Hunter II version was also built; this version had a black nylon stock; the buttplate had a recoil pad, and the buttplate was removable, revealing compartments for an extra magazine, a cleaning kit, and a small knife.  The barrel was a 22-inch heavy barrel.  1992 brought the Lightning Hunting Rifle, which was essentially a Small Game Hunter II chambered for the .22 Winchester Magnum Rimfire round.  The magazine in both cases are internal rotary types.  The Small Game Hunter II and Lightning Hunting Rifle were built until 1996.  The Magnum Hunter was introduced in 1996, and is still being built by Galena; it has a 20, 22, or 24-inch free-floating heavy barrel, and a fiberglass/nylon stock with a s4.22-2.554

traight comb and no cheekpiece.  The standard magazine is a 5-round internal rotary magazine, but at customer request a 10-round internal rotary magazine may be installed instead.

     Twilight 2000 notes: The Magnum Hunter is an extremely rare weapon in the Twilight 2000 timeline.

Weapon

Ammunition

Weight

Magazines

Price

Lightning (Tapered Barrel)

.22 Long Rifle

2.72 kg

10, 25, 30, 50 Drum

$286

Lightning (Bull Barrel)

.22 Long Rifle

2.74 kg

10, 25, 30, 50 Drum

$291

Lightning 25/22 (Tapered Barrel)

.22 Long Rifle

2.72 kg

10, 25, 30, 50 Drum

$333

Lightning 25/22 (Bull Barrel)

.22 Long Rifle

2.74 kg

10, 25, 30, 50 Drum

$339

Lightning SGH (22” Barrel)

.22 Long Rifle

3.19 kg

10, 25, 30, 50 Drum

$308

Lightning SGH (24” Barrel)

.22 Long Rifle

3.27 kg

10, 25, 30, 50 Drum

$330

Lightning SGH (22” Barrel)

.22 Winchester Magnum Rimfire

3.27 kg

10, 25, 30, 50 Drum

$350

Lightning SGH (24” Barrel)

.22 Winchester Magnum Rimfire

3.35 kg

10, 25, 30, 50 Drum

$372

Lightning SGH II

.22 Long Rifle

2.7 kg

10 Internal

$319

Lightning Hunting

.22 Winchester Magnum Rimfire

2.78 kg

10 Internal

$361

Lightning Magnum Hunter (20” Barrel)

.22 Winchester Magnum Rimfire

2.72 kg

5 or 10 Internal*

$340

Lightning Magnum Hunter (22” Barrel)

.22 Winchester Magnum Rimfire

2.81 kg

5 or 10 Internal*

$360

Lightning Magnum Hunter (24” Barrel)

.22 Winchester Magnum Rimfire

2.88 kg

5 or 10 Internal*

$382

 

Weapon

ROF

Damage

Pen

Bulk

SS

Burst

Range

Lightning (Tapered)

SA

1

Nil

3/5

1

Nil

37

Lightning (Bull)

SA

1

Nil

3/5

1

Nil

38

Lightning 25/22 (Tapered)

SA

1

Nil

4/5

1

Nil

46

Lightning 25/22 (Bull)

SA

1

Nil

4/5

1

Nil

47

Lightning SGH (22”, .22 LR)

SA

1

Nil

5

1

Nil

46

Lightning SGH (24”, .22 LR)

SA

1

Nil

6

1

Nil

50

Lightning SGH (22”, .22 Magnum)

SA

1

Nil

6

1

Nil

61

Lightning SGH (24”, .22 Magnum)

SA

1

Nil

6

1

Nil

67

Lightning SGH II

SA

1

Nil

5

1

Nil

46

Lightning Hunting

SA

1

Nil

5

1

Nil

61

Lightning Magnum Hunter (20”)

SA

1

Nil

5

1

Nil

54

Lightning Magnum Hunter (22”)

SA

1

Nil

6

1

Nil

61

Lightning Magnum Hunter (24”)

SA

1

Nil

6

1

Nil

67

*If the Lightning Magnum Hunter is equipped with a 10-round magazine, add $1 to the cost of the rifle.

 

AR-57

     Notes: Produced by a company called, appropriately enough, AR57, the AR-57 is an AR-15A2 with a new upper receiver and barrel which allows the weapon to fire the 5.7mm FN cartridge.  Certain parts of the AR-15A2 (or A3) version (with or without a sliding stock) are required to use this modification; it will not work on a stock AR-15 or AR-15A1, as it will not cycle properly, and essentially produces a bolt-action rifle.  The new upper receiver comes in a version with 16.04-inch barrel or (where legal) an 11-inch-barrel SBR configuration.  Both FNH and AR57 produce proper magazines for use with this configurations; though aftermarket magazines are produced by ATI and KCI, these magazines have proven prone to failure in the AR-57 conversion.  The 5.7mm FN round performs quite well in the longer barrels, increasing range, stopping power and penetration (unfortunately, not measureable in Twilight 2000 terms), and the resulting conversion is slightly lighter than the standard AR-15A2 or A3.  The AR-57 conversion is primarily sold as an upper receiver set and magazine well conversion and not as a complete rifle.

Weapon

Ammunition

Weight

Magazines

Price

AR-57 (Fixed Stock, 16.04” Barrel)

5.7mm FN

2.15 kg

10, 20, 30

$425

AR-57 (Fixed Stock, 16.04” Barrel)

5.7mm FN

2.15 kg

10, 20, 30

$445

AR-57 (Fixed Stock, 11” Barrel)

5.7mm FN

1.95 kg

10, 20, 30

$372

AR-57 (Fixed Stock, 11” Barrel)

5.7mm FN

1.95 kg

10, 20, 30

$392

AR-57 16.04” Upper

N/A

$82

N/A

$204

AR-57 11” Upper

N/A

$75

N/A

$179

 

Weapon

ROF

Damage

Pen

Bulk

SS

Burst

Range

AR-57 (Fixed Stock, 16.04”)

SA

2

1-Nil

5

3

Nil

42

AR-57 (Fixed Stock, 16.04”, HV)

SA

2

1-1-Nil

5

3

Nil

50

AR-57 (Folding Stock, 16.04”)

SA

2

1-Nil

4/5

3

Nil

42

AR-57 (Folding Stock, 16.04”, HV)

SA

2

1-1-Nil

4/5

3

Nil

50

AR-57 (Fixed Stock, 11”)

SA

2

1-Nil

4

2

Nil

25

AR-57 (Fixed Stock, 11”, HV)

SA

2

1-1-Nil

4

2

Nil

30

AR-57 (Folding Stock, 11”)

SA

2

1-Nil

3/4

2

Nil

25

AR-57 (Folding Stock, 11”, HV)

SA

2

1-1-Nil

3/4

2

Nil

30

 

Armalite AR-7 Explorer

     Notes:  The AR-7 was originally designed in 1958 (and manufactured from 1959-73) by Eugene Stoner as a company venture to provide US aircrews with a survival weapon.  The US military asked for any such weapon, and though they were interested in it for a short time, it was quickly decided that aircrews already had enough to carry in their small survival packs, and that the AR-7 was simply too big despite its takedown configuration and generally small size.  The AR-7 then acquired a niche with hunters and campers as a survival and self-defense weapon, and has been sold ever since by one company or another, though Armalite itself did not begin production again until 1999.

     The original AR-7 was quite the interesting weapon.  It was built almost entirely of high-impact plastic and aluminum alloy; even the barrel was aluminum alloy with a rifled, chromed steel sleeve for the bore.  The receiver and barrel can be disassembled and inserted entirely within the stock and the watertight buttplate shut; in this configuration, the AR-7 will easily float, and provides a very small package for transport (only 16 inches long).  The barrel of this original model was 16 inches; the receiver was quite compact, and the rifle fed by an 8-round magazine that fit flush with the front of the receiver.  (The Armalite model is also able to take the higher-capacity magazines that became available with future versions of the AR-7, though they did not appear until much later.)  The rear sight was a peep-type sight with two flip apertures adjustable for elevation; the front sight is an unprotected post on a small ramp which is adjustable for windage.  Armalite also produced a deluxe version of the AR-7 called the AR-7 Custom; this is essentially the same as the standard AR-7 Explorer, but had the plastic stock replaced with a hollow walnut stock which is weatherproofed and has a raised cheekpiece.  (The rest of the rifle could still be stored inside the stock, and reputedly the AR-7 Custom could still float, though not as well.)

     From 1973-90, the AR-7 was primarily produced by Charter Arms.  (Many shooters say that this is where the quality of the AR-7 began to suffer heavily; there were lots of complaints of warping barrels, imperfections in the new aperture sights, and imperfections in the mechanism leading to frequent jamming.)  When Charter Arms merged with Henry Repeating Arms in 1980, these imperfections disappeared, since the AR-7 was now being produced by the Henry side of the house.  Henry Repeating Arms completely bought out the AR-7 design in 1997, calling it the Henry US Survival Rifle.  During the AR-7’s ownership of the AR-7, they also produced the Explorer II pistol version of the AR-7 (detailed elsewhere).  Other than its early imperfections, the Charter Arms AR-7 is identical to the original plastic-stocked Armalite AR-7 Explorer for game purposes.  From 1990-97, the AR-7 Explorer was also licensed to Survival Arms of Florida; this version is also identical for game purposes to the AR-7 Explorer.

     In 1998, the AR-7 design was sold to (appropriately enough) to AR-7 Industries of Connecticut, and then began production by Armalite by Armlite again in 1999.  (Who has the actual license is something I cannot quite figure out at present; however, as far as I can tell, Armalite is no longer selling the AR-7.)  Though updated to modern standards, the AR-7 produced by AR-7 Industries is essentially the same as the original AR-7 Explorer for game purposes.

     The AR-7 Explorer design was also sold to Israel, also as a pilot’s survival rifle.  They encountered the same problems as the US military, even after shortening the barrel to 13.5 inches.  It then morphed into a civilian rifle with barrel lengths of 16 or 13.5 inches, a new (still hollow) stock with a true pistol grip (borrowed from the FAL), a front sight based on the K-98 Mauser, sling swivels, and standard drilling and tapping for scope rings.  These versions were later imported in the US by BTC (the Bricklee Trading Corporation), though the version with the 13.5-inch barrel had to have a 3-inch-long muzzle brake added to the muzzle to comply with US firearms regulations.  The IMI and BTC 16-inch-barrel versions are identical to the Armalite AR-7 Explorer for game shooting purposes, though there are slight weight and price differences; the others are detailed below.

     Over the years, various manufacturers have produced aftermarket magazines for the AR-7, with capacities of 10, 15, 25, 30, and 50 rounds; all are stick-type box magazines.  In addition, a plethora of other aftermarket accessories are also available for the AR-7, from folding stocks to wooden stocks, composite stocks, fore-ends of various of materials, and even odd accouterments such as scope mounts (including mounts like Weaver and MIL-STD-1913 rails) and foregrips.  (In fact, many of the aftermarket accessories designed for the Ruger 10/22 and AMT Lightning rifle are useable by the AR-7.)  Still being produced in its standard form by AR-7 Industries, the AR-7 Explorer will probably be around for a long time.

Weapon

Ammunition

Weight

Magazines

Price

Armalite AR-7 Explorer

.22 Long Rifle

1.13 kg

8 (But See Above)

$221

Armalite AR-7 Custom

.22 Long Rifle

1.19 kg

8 (But See Above)

$211

IMI AR-7 Explorer (16” Barrel)

.22 Long Rifle

1.15 kg

8 (But See Above)

$224

IMI/BTC AR-7 Explorer (13.5” Barrel)

.22 Long Rifle

1.1 kg

8 (But See Above)

$196

BTC AR-7 Explorer (13.5” Barrel)

.22 Long Rifle

1.16 kg

8 (But See Above)

$246

 

Weapon

ROF

Damage

Pen

Bulk

SS

Burst

Range

AR-7 Explorer

SA

1

Nil

5*

2

Nil

33

AR-7 Custom

SA

1

Nil

5*

2

Nil

33

IMI AR-7 Explorer (13.5”)

SA

1

Nil

4*

2

Nil

27

BTC AR-7 Explorer (13.5”)

SA

1

Nil

5*

1

Nil

27

*In its takedown/stored configuration, the AR-7 has a bulk of 3; but it cannot be fired in this configuration!

 

Bushmaster Carbon-15 9mm Carbine

     Notes: Bushmaster bought out the Carbon-15 Arms Company in late 2004; one of the products they have produced since then based on the Carbon-15 is a 9mm carbine.  The receiver is very much like a smaller version of that of an AR-15-type receiver, but of course, built from high-strength composites for both the upper and lower receivers instead of aluminum alloy (with steel reinforcement where necessary).  The upper receiver is a flattop-type and has a MIL-STD-1913 rail; this rail comes equipped with a removable two-aperture flip-type rear sight (adjustable only for windage); however, the Carbon-15 9mm Carbine’s close-range aperture is considered by most experts to be too large, while the long-range aperture is considered to be too small. Mechanical operation is a bit noisy, and the magazine release is a bit stiff (a workaround is to push upward while pushing in on the button).  The action, however, is extremely reliable, and the Carbon-15 9mm Carbine is able to digest most 9mm Parabellum ammunition.  The stock is a collapsible M-4-sype stock, also made mostly of composites.  Magazines are also composite, but the action, barrel, trigger and guard, and some other parts are of high-grade steel and generally dark Parkerized.  The composite portions are normally sold in black, but Bushmaster also makes them in other colors, and will finish the exterior metalwork to match.  There is no forward assist on the Carbon-15 9mm Carbine, and the action is blowback instead of using gas operation.  The barrel is 16 inches long and tipped with an M-16A2-type flash suppressor.

Weapon

Ammunition

Weight

Magazines

Price

Carbon-15 9mm Carbine

9mm Parabellum

2.59 kg

30

$301

 

Weapon

ROF

Damage

Pen

Bulk

SS

Burst

Range

Carbon-15 9mm Carbine

SA

2

Nil

3/5

1

Nil

35

 

Bushmaster A-TACS Predator Rifle

     Notes: The A-TACS is a varmint/small game hunting rifle; as such, it has the same basic features as most dedicated varminters have, such a fluted bull 20-inch rifle tipped with a target crown and made from chrome-moly steel.  The base of the rifle is an AR-15, with the entire external finish being digital camouflage except for the sights and the barrel.  The trigger is two-stage, with a 3.5-pound takeup and a one-pound letoff. Atop the flattop receiver is a MIL-STD-1913 rail, with buildup blocks for the front and rear of the primary rail.  The handguards are of extended length, textured, and ventilated with long slots around the front and rear of the handguards.

Weapon

Ammunition

Weight

Magazines

Price

A-TACS Predator

5.56mm NATO

3.63 kg

5, 10, 20, 30

$616

 

Weapon

ROF

Damage

Pen

Bulk

SS

Burst

Range

A-TACS Predator

SA

3

1-Nil

6

2

Nil

59

 

C&S Metall-Werkes Krinker-Plinker

     Notes: Despite the sound of the company’s name, C&S Metall-Werkes is a company in St. Charles, Missouri.  They make various accessories for existing weapons, and one of them is the Krinker-Plinker kit for the Ruger 10/22, which turns it into a lookalike for the more modern versions of the AKS-74U.  The receiver and internal parts mostly remain the same as a Ruger 10/22, though the trigger module is replaced with a full-automatic John Norrell-designed trigger pack.  The exterior is dressed up to look like an AK, with a charging handle on the right, though the characteristic paddle-type selector lever is absent; instead, a switch-type selector on the left side near the trigger is used.  The magazine release of the Ruger 10/22 is connected to a magazine release that is similar to that of an AK, and the furniture (made of polymer) is virtually identical to the latest iterations of the AK series.  A skeletonized folding stock is used in place of the standard Ruger 10/22 stock.  (Many shooters say the stock is too short, but it can be gotten used to quickly; however, the length of the stock does affect eye relief for the sights.) The barrel may be of two lengths, depending upon what licenses and money one has for licensing: an 8.5-inch barrel tipped with a flash suppressor similar to that of the AKS-74U, and a 16.1-inch barrel which is usually hidden and strengthened with a faux silencer.  Both are heavy-gauge and match-grade.  The 8.5-inch barrel can also have the flash suppressor removed and replaced by an actual silencer. The sights are designed to look like those of an AKS-74U, but in fact operate like those of an AR-15A2.  Atop the receiver is a MIL-STD-1913 rail. The Krinker-Plinker can use any magazine compatible with a Ruger 10/22, including aftermarket magazines; C&S sells the kit with 25 round magazines.

Weapon

Ammunition

Weight

Magazines

Price

Krinker-Plinker (8.5” Barrel)

.22 Long Rifle

2.2 kg

10, 25

$169

Krinker-Plinker (8.5” Barrel, Silenced)

.22 Long Rifle

2.42 kg

10, 25

$213

Krinker-Plinker (16.1” Barrel)

.22 Long Rifle

2.6 kg

10, 25

$249

 

Weapon

ROF

Damage

Pen

Bulk

SS

Burst

Range

Krinker-Plinker (8.5”)

5

1

Nil

2/3

1

2

17

Krinker-Plinker (8.5”, Silenced)

5

1

Nil

2/4

1

2

14

Krinker-Plinker (16.1”)

5

1

Nil

3/5

1

2

34

 

Calico M-100

     Notes:  A folding-stock civilian carbine, the Calico was introduced in the US in the late 1980s and gained considerable popularity in the US and Europe. The Calico is a small, light weapon with an unusual helical-feed magazine which rests above the rear of the receiver. It is a well-balanced design, which is easily fired with one hand.  It was, unfortunately, one of the first weapons to fall victim to the Brady Gun Bill, due to the high-capacity helical magazines.

     Twilight 2000 Notes: The Brady Gun Bill was never passed in the Twilight 2000 World.

Weapon

Ammunition

Weight

Magazines

Price

Calico M-100

.22 Long Rifle

1.91 kg

50 Helical, 100 Helical

$241

 

Weapon

ROF

Damage

Pen

Bulk

SS

Burst

Range

Calico M-100

SA

1

Nil

3/4

1

Nil

33

 

Calico M-900S

     Notes: This is a version of the M-100 (see above) designed for the 9mm Parabellum cartridge.  It is very similar to that weapon, as well as the assault rifles and submachineguns based on the same design.  The main difference is the longer barrel (to comply with US firearms laws), the removal of the automatic fire feature, and those changes necessary to allow the use of the larger caliber.  The large magazines got it targeted early by the Brady Gun Bill and its successors.  The M-900S Carbine is is shorter-barreled version of the M-900S; a pre-ban weapon, it has a shorter barrel and a flash suppressor.

Weapon

Ammunition

Weight

Magazines

Price

Calico M-900S

9mm Parabellum

3.2 kg

50 Helical, 100 Helical

$280

Calico M-900S Carbine

9mm Parabellum

2.87 kg

50 Helical, 100 Helical

$302

 

Weapon

ROF

Damage

Pen

Bulk

SS

Burst

Range

Calico M-900S

SA

2

1-Nil

5

1

Nil

36

Calico M-900S Carbine

SA

2

1-Nil

3/5

1

Nil

32

 

Charles Daly Field Grade .22 Semiautomatic

     Notes: This weapon actually comes in two versions: The standard Field Grade, with metal parts made from chrome-molybdenum steel and a blued finish, and the Field Grade Stainless with metal parts made from stainless steel.  (Both are identical for game purposes.)  These rifles have hardwood stocks and are recoil-operated.  They have dovetail rails for the mounting of telescopic sights, and backup iron sights which include a folding adjustable leaf rear sight.

     Twilight 2000 Notes: Until 1998, this rifle was sold under the Armscor of Philippines name as the M-2000, and therefore does not exist as such in the Twilight 2000 world.

Weapon

Ammunition

Weight

Magazines

Price

Field Grade

.22 Long Rifle

2.8 kg

10

$258

 

Weapon

ROF

Damage

Pen

Bulk

SS

Burst

Range

Field Grade

SA

1

Nil

5

1

Nil

42

 

Clark Gator

     Notes: This AR-15 variant features a prominent Miculek muzzle brake that virtually eliminates muzzle blast and greatly reduces recoil.  As the Gator was designed for competition, the brake was included to reduce shot recovery time.  The Gator also has an adjustable gas system; this allows for more flexibility in ammunition loads to be used.  The top of the receiver has a MIL-STD-1913 rail, while another short rail is located where the front sight post is normally located on an AR-15.  This allows iron sights to be mounted, but also allows the maximum flexibility in sight and scope types.  (The Gator does not come with iron sights from the factory.)  The handguard is round and made from light carbon fiber, and allows the barrel to free-float.  (A vented aluminum handguard is available if the buyer wishes.) 

     Twilight 2000 Notes: This weapon does not exist.

Weapon

Ammunition

Weight

Magazines

Price

Gator (20” Barrel)

5.56mm NATO

3.63 kg

10, 20, 30

$1174

Gator (24” Barrel)

5.56mm NATO

3.7 kg

10, 20, 30

$1216

 

Weapon

ROF

Damage

Pen

Bulk

SS

Burst

Range

Gator (20” Barrel)

SA

3

1-Nil

6

2

Nil

58

Gator (24” Barrel)

SA

3

1-Nil

7

2

Nil

72

 

Colt Colteer Semiautomatic

     Notes: This semiautomatic rimfire rifle is a very simple design, fed from a tubular magazine rather than a box magazine.  It was built for about 10 years between the mid-1960s and mid-1970s, and about 25,000 were manufactured.  It is about as simple a semiautomatic rifle as possible.  Two variants were built; the Colteer Courier, with a pistol grip stock (identical in game terms), and the Colteer Stagecoach, with short 16.5-inch barrel, and side plates with an engraved stagecoach hold-up scene; about 25,000 of these were also built.

Weapon

Ammunition

Weight

Magazines

Price

Colteer

.22 Long Rifle

2.2 kg

15 Tubular

$245

Colteer Stagecoach

.22 Long Rifle

2.11 kg

13 Tubular

$215

 

Weapon

ROF

Damage

Pen

Bulk

SS

Burst

Range

Colteer

SA

1

Nil

5

1

Nil

40

Colteer Stagecoach

SA

1

Nil

4

1

Nil

34

 

DoubleStar STAR-15 STARCAR/Dissipator

     Notes:  This is an arms venture by DoubleStar Corporation.  The STARCAR and Dissipator are basically two of their versions of AR-15A2 rifles.  The STARCAR is a basic semiautomatic version of the M-4 assault rifle; the automatic fire capability has been removed, the carrying handle replaced by a Picatinny Rail, the bayonet lug removed, and the flash suppressor replaced by a pepperpot-type muzzle brake that passes US arms regulations.  The Dissipator is the same, except that it uses full-length AR-15A2 handguards with the front sight post moved accordingly (so it is almost at the muzzle).  It also normally still has the familiar carrying handle.

     Twilight 2000 Notes: This weapon does not exist in the Twilight 2000 timeline.

     Merc 2000 Notes: The Merc 2000 versions of these weapons are almost identical, but they still have the standard flash suppressor as an option, as well as the bayonet lug.  In addition, they are normally sold with 20 or 30 round magazines.

Weapon

Ammunition

Weight

Magazines

Price

STARCAR

5.56mm NATO

3.22 kg

10, 20, 30

$630

Dissipator

5.56mm NATO

3.42 kg

10, 20, 30

$630

 

Weapon

ROF

Damage

Pen

Bulk

SS

Burst

Range

STARCAR

SA

3

1-Nil

4/5

2

Nil

40

Dissipator

SA

3

1-Nil

4/5

2

Nil

40

 

DoubleStar Supermatch

     Notes: Though specifically designed for target shooters, this rifle would find equal utility as a sniper rifle or designated marksman’s rifle.  The barrel is a bull profile barrel and made from stainless steel, in addition to being cold forged.  The barrel is tipped by a target crown, and the barrel may be 20 or 24 inches with a 1x8 or 1x10 twist (at the owner’s option.  The barrel may, at the owner’s option, be finished with black nitride; other options include a fluted barrel, a ported barrel, a Timney trigger pack, a KNC Non-Rotational Hammer Trigger Pin set. and an Ace SOCOM Long Stock (non-collapsing).  Normal caliber is 7.62mm NATO, 6.8mm SPC, and 6.5mm Grendel, and 5.56mm NATO.  The top of the receiver and handguards form a continuous MIL-STD-1913 rail, including the gas block.  The rest of the handguards are round and aluminum. 

     The stats below are for the standard rifle, Timney trigger, and the KNC hammer.  A second entry includes a ported barrel.  Both include a collapsible stock.

Weapon

Ammunition

Weight

Magazines

Price

Supermatch (20” Barrel)

7.62mm NATO

4.42 kg

5, 10, 20

$1024

Supermatch (20” Barrel)

6.8mm SPC

3.85 kg

5, 10, 20, 30

$737

Supermatch (20” Barrel)

6.5mm Grendel

3.69 kg

5, 10, 20, 30

$669

Supermatch (20” Barrel, Ported)

7.62mm NATO

4.42 kg

5, 10, 20

$1048

Supermatch (20” Barrel, Ported)

6.8mm SPC

3.85 kg

5, 10, 20, 30

$762

Supermatch (20” Barrel, Ported)

6.5mm Grendel

3.69 kg

5, 10, 20, 30

$719

Supermatch (24” Barrel)

7.62mm NATO

4.59 kg

5, 10, 20

$1097

Supermatch (24” Barrel)

6.8mm SPC

4 kg

5, 10, 20, 30

$810

Supermatch (24” Barrel)

6.5mm Grendel

3.84 kg

5, 10, 20, 30

$742

Supermatch (24” Barrel, Ported)

7.62mm NATO

4.59 kg

5, 10, 20

$1122

Supermatch (24” Barrel, Ported)

6.8mm SPC

4 kg

5, 10, 20, 30

$835

Supermatch (24” Barrel, Ported)

6.5mm Grendel

3.84 kg

5, 10, 20, 30

$767

 

Weapon

ROF

Damage

Pen

Bulk

SS

Burst

Range

Supermatch (20” Barrel, 7.62mm)

SA

4

2-3-Nil

5/6

3

Nil

53

Supermatch (20” Barrel, 6.8mm)

SA

3

1-2-Nil

4/6

2

Nil

64

Supermatch (20” Barrel, 6.5mm)

SA

3

1-2-Nil

4/6

2

Nil

64

Supermatch (20” Barrel, 7.62mm, Ported)

SA

4

2-3-Nil

5/6

3

Nil

53

Supermatch (20” Barrel, 6.8mm, Ported)

SA

3

1-2-Nil

4/6

2

Nil

64

Supermatch (20” Barrel, 6.5mm, Ported)

SA

3

1-2-Nil

4/6

2

Nil

64

Supermatch (24” Barrel, 7.62mm)

SA

4

2-3-Nil

6/7

4

Nil

87

Supermatch (24” Barrel, 6.8mm)

SA

3

1-2-Nil

6/7

3

Nil

97

Supermatch (24” Barrel, 6.5mm)

SA

3

1-2-Nil

5/7

3

Nil

92

Supermatch (24” Barrel, 7.62mm, Ported)

SA

4

2-3-Nil

6/7

3

Nil

87

Supermatch (24” Barrel, 6.8mm, Ported)

SA

3

1-2-Nil

6/7

3

Nil

97

Supermatch (24” Barrel, 6.5mm, Ported)

SA

3

1-2-Nil

5/7

3

Nil

92

 

DPMS Panther .22LR Series

     Notes: These weapons were designed for a variety of purposes, ranging from inexpensive training and practice to accurate varmint hunting.  They are all built on the DPMS Panther pattern (an AR-15 clone), and typically have heavy, match, or bull barrels. 

     The basic Panther .22LR has a floating bull barrel and a round aluminum handguard.  It has no iron sights; instead, the upper receiver is topped with a MIL-STD-1913 rail for the mounting of a telescopic sight or other optics.  It is primarily meant for varmint hunting, and is quite accurate for its type of rifle.

     The Panther .22LR CMP was designed for those who use AR-15-type weapons to cheaply practice without the expense of firing mounds of more expensive 5.56mm NATO ammunition.  It is basically a .22 Long Rifle-firing weapon that mimics as much as possible a competition-type AR-15 rifle (especially the DPMS 5.56mm Panther series).  The .22LR CMP has a heavy stainless steel match floating barrel and sights made for a .22 Long Rifle round instead of 5.56mm NATO.  The sling swivel is attached to the float tube instead of the front sight assembly.  The magazines are housed inside a nylon shell and fit instead of a standard-sized magazine well.  The trigger is match-grade two-stage.

     The Panther AP4 Training Rifle is, as the name suggests, designed for inexpensive training for users of AR-15-type rifles.  There are two variants, the Pre-Ban and Post-Ban versions; the Pre-Ban version is currently sold only to law-enforcement and military interests and includes an M-16-style flash suppressor and a telescoping M-4 style stock, as well as a flat-top receiver with a MIL-STD-1913 rail and a detachable carrying handle.  The Post-Ban version is available to civilians and is virtually identical to the Pre-Ban version, but has no flash suppressor and the M-4-style stock is locked at the standard length for an M-16-type stock.

     Twilight 2000 Notes: These weapons do not exist.

Weapon

Ammunition

Weight

Magazines

Price

Panther .22 LR

.22 Long Rifle

3.54 kg

10

$232

Panther .22 LR CMP

.22 Long Rifle

3.95 kg

10

$294

Panther AP4 (Pre-Ban)

.22 Long Rifle

3.02 kg

10

$241

Panther AP4 (Post-Ban)

.22 Long Rifle

2.97 kg

10

$220

 

Weapon

ROF

Damage

Pen

Bulk

SS

Burst

Range

Panther .22LR

SA

1

Nil

5

1

Nil

36

Panther .22LR CMP

SA

1

Nil

6

1

Nil

42

Panther AP4 (Pre-Ban)

SA

1

Nil

4/5

1

Nil

33

Panther AP4 (Post-Ban)

SA

1

Nil

5

1

Nil

33

 

DPMS Panther Race Gun

     Notes: This is a version of the Panther .223 designed specifically for competitive target shooting.  It doesn’t look much like a normal Panther rifle, but shares the same lineage.  The Race Gun has a free-floating stainless steel bull barrel a full 24 inches long, fluted with black Teflon in the flutes, inside “Hot Rod” aluminum hemispherical handguards and a palm rest.  The pistol grip also has a palm rest, and is ergonomically shaped.  The rifle includes micro-adjustable competition optical sights.  The upper receiver is of polished aluminum, with a low flattop design.  The lower receiver includes an adjustable trigger group.  The stock is a skeletonized type known as “Ironstone” with brass weights for that perfect balance.  The under the handguard is a stud for a bipod (not included in the cost of the rifle).  The Race Gun is basically a Panther maxed out for accuracy. 

     Twilight 2000 Notes: This is a very rare weapon.

Weapon

Ammunition

Weight

Magazines

Price

Panther Race Gun

5.56mm NATO

7.26 kg

5, 10, 20, 30

$796

 

Weapon

ROF

Damage

Pen

Bulk

SS

Burst

Range

Panther Race Gun

SA

3

1-Nil

7

2

Nil

85

 

DSA Predator

     Notes: This is a modernization of the basic FN-FAL design, designed primarily for the civilian market, but also useful as a battle rifle.  The upper receiver is machined from a solid chunk of 4140 steel, and is quite strong.  The lower receiver is also machined from a billet of solid metal, this time of 7075 T6 aircraft-quality aluminum.  The barrel is medium-weight match grade barrel made from chrome-molybdenum steel, fluted on the front third, and tipped with a target crown.  Most of the furniture is of black fiberglass-reinforced plastic.  Sights are standard FAL sights, though the Predator also has a MIL-STD 1913 rail for optics mounting.  The Predator deletes the normal FAL carrying handle; this small deletion strengthens the receiver and leaves the area clear for large scopes and optics. The Predator is a little heavy, but this contributes to stability.

     Twilight 2000 Notes: This rifle does not exist.

Weapon

Ammunition

Weight

Magazines

Price

Predator (16” Barrel)

.243 Winchester

4.08 kg

5, 10

$695

Predator (19” Barrel)

.243 Winchester

4.22 kg

5, 10

$726

Predator (16” Barrel)

.260 Remington

4.62 kg

5, 10

$917

Predator (19” Barrel)

.260 Remington

4.78 kg

5, 10

$948

Predator (16” Barrel)

7.62mm NATO

4.94 kg

5, 10, 20

$984

Predator (19” Barrel)

7.62mm NATO

5.11 kg

5, 10, 20

$1014

 

Weapon

ROF

Damage

Pen

Bulk

SS

Burst

Range

Predator (16”, .243)

SA

3

2-Nil

5

2

Nil

37

Predator (19”, .243)

SA

3

2-Nil

6

2

Nil

48

Predator (16”, .260)

SA

3

2-Nil

6

3

Nil

32

Predator (19”, .260)

SA

4

2-Nil

6

3

Nil

42

Predator (16”, 7.62mm)

SA

4

2-3-Nil

6

3

Nil

44

Predator (19”, 7.62mm)

SA

4

2-3-Nil

6

3

Nil

58

 

Excel Arms Accelerator Rifle

     Notes: Big brother to the Accelerator Pistol, this rifle is named for the high-velocity rimfire cartridges it fires.  The Accelerator Rifle is constructed largely from high-strength 17-4 stainless steel, with a polymer skeletonized pistol grip stock and an aluminum shroud for the action that incorporated a Weaver rail in order to mount a large variety of scopes, sights, and optical accessories.  The Accelerator Rifle uses a firing pin safety as well as a manual safety switch.  The magazines used are the same as those of the Accelerator Pistol, and if bought from the manufacturer, the rifle comes with a cable lock.

     Twilight 2000 Notes: This rifle does not exist in the Twilight 2000 timeline.

Weapon

Ammunition

Weight

Magazines

Price

MR-17

.17 Hornady Magnum Rimfire

3.63 kg

9

$339

MR-22

.22 Winchester Magnum Rimfire

3.63 kg

9

$261

 

Weapon

ROF

Damage

Pen

Bulk

SS

Burst

Range

MR-17

SA

2

1-Nil

5

1

Nil

46

MR-22

SA

1

Nil

5

1

Nil

46