NM-149S

Notes: This is the standard Norwegian sniper rifle, and is a standard configuration bolt-action rifle. Like many European sniper rifles, it uses a modified Mauser 98 action. It is used by both the military and police forces, though it was originally designed at the request of the Norwegian Army (who also provided much input into the weaponís design).

The NM-149S uses a stock of laminated and weatherproofed beech, and is adjustable for length of pull by spacers. On the police version and some military versions, the cheekpiece is also adjustable. The rifle has a match quality trigger easily adjustable for weight, but it comes from the factory with a pull weight of only 3.3 pounds. The NM-149S can be fitted with a bayonet or a suppressor. A bipod is not normally issued with the NM-149S, but the front sling swivel may be used as an attachment point. The standard telescopic sight for the Norwegian military and police is a Schmidt & Bender 6x42, but the scope rings are basically NATO standard, and can be removed and replaced with rings which allow the mounting of other Western telescopic sights. They can also be removed entirely, and replaced with a mount allowing the use of most NATO-compatible night vision devices. Backup iron sights are also fitted.

Weapon

Ammunition

Weight

Magazines

Price

NM-149S

7.62mm NATO

5.58 kg

5

$1649

Weapon

ROF

Damage

Pen

Bulk

SS

Burst

Range

NM-149S

BA

4

2-3-Nil

7

4

Nil

94

VS-94 PS

Notes: The VS-94 PS is used primarily by Norwegian police forces. It is also based upon a modified Mauser 98 action, and as the NM-149Sís design had a lot of input from the Norwegian Army, the VS-94 PSís designers had extensive cooperation from the Norwegian police forces.

Though not identical in appearance (and not even related), the VS-94 PS is remarkably similar in specifications: it has a stock of laminated and weatherproofed beech, adjustable for length via spacers and with an adjustable cheekpiece; an adjustable match-quality trigger, with a factory setting of 3.3 pounds; backup iron sights; ability to mount a bipod on the front sling-swivel attachment point and use suppressor (though it cannot mount a bayonet); and scope rings built to NATO standards, with the ability to be replaced by rings allowing other Western-type scopes or a mount for NATO-compatible night vision devices. Unlike the NM-149S, the Norwegian police normally do use the VS-94 PS with a fully adjustable bipod. Standard scope for this rifle is a 3-12x Schmidt & Bender, but an image intensifier is often employed by the Norwegian police (specifically, the Simrad KN-250).

Weapon

Ammunition

Weight

Magazines

Price

VS-94 PS

7.62mm NATO

6.99 kg

5

$2225

Weapon

ROF

Damage

Pen

Bulk

SS

Burst

Range

VS-94 PS

BA

4

2-3-Nil

7

3

Nil

94

VS-94 PS (Bipod)

BA

4

2-3-Nil

7

2

Nil

122