Country Rifle: Austria by Rainier Arms

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The Austria Rifle by Rainer Arms. Ceracoated by Blown Deadline custom.

The Republic of Austria is a small country, with only about 8.7 million inhabitants, situated in the middle of Europe. The flag of Austria has three equal horizontal bands of red, white and red. The Flag of Georgia (USA) is very similar.

The receiver set is made by Cross Machine Tools (CMT), and the rifle was presented at the IWA exhibition in Germany.

The handguard is a Switch Rail made by Fortis MFG.

There are no details of the barrel other than it’s from Rainier Arms. Some carbon fiber seems to be involved, judging from the pictures.

 

 

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Note the barrel below. Surely looks like carbon fiber.

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Below: Push safety by Elftmann Tactical. The trigger is made by them too, and you should try one if you get the chance.

The sight is a Trijicon SRS (Sealed Reflex Sight) with an illuminated 1.75 MOA red dot. It’s powered by a solar cell and assisted by a single AA battery. I don’t see this sight on rifles too often, so I wonder how successful it’s been?

Solar panels and carbon fiber on a rifle? Who could have imagined 10-20 years ago?

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The Titan Pistol grip is designed and made by Tyrant Designs. It’s lightweight and modular made in aluminum and polymer composite.

The body is made out of 7075 Aluminum with hardcoat black anodizing.

Front and back straps are made out of polymer composite, and available in various sizes and designs.

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Below: This is where it all ends, the recoil too hopefully.

A pretty strange looking compensator made by VG6 Precision. Look for the Epsilon with Cage if you’re interested.

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The Country Rifles collection:

France, Great Britain, Italy, Austria, Germany, Switzerland and Sweden. (left to right)

 

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For the previous parts of Rainier Arms Country Rifles check here:

Part 1

Part 2

Part 3



Eric B

Ex-Arctic Ranger. Competitive practical shooter and hunter with an European focus. Always ready to increase my collection of modern semi-automatic firearms, optics and sound suppressors.


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  • 762Dude

    Looks to me just like a regular red, white paint job….If the Austrian flag is red, white, red then where is the third horizontal band?

    • Erik B

      The information is from Rainier Arms. They made the rifles so I can only rely on their source.

      • iksnilol

        They suck with flags and should be ashamed of themselves.

    • ChierDuChien

      Red Magazine ????

  • Kovacs Jeno

    It is the flag of POLAND. Red and White.
    Österreich is Red-White-Red.

    • FarmerB

      The Polish flag reversed is that of Monaco – red on white.

  • David Harmon

    I want an Imperial German one please.

  • Ryfyle

    If only the folks in those represented countries could get a hold of these rifles easier.

  • Emanuel

    Too bad this rifle will never be approved here in Austria and we are stuck with Hera, Oberland and Schmeisser AR15. Those and of course Steyr AUG Z and Sig 550 Austria.

  • Clay-in-UT

    Is the French one drop safe?

  • iksnilol

    That’s not Austria.

    Austria is red-white-red.

    That thingy there is only red-white.

  • Ikhlas Bima

    more like an Indonesian flag

  • Evan

    Yeah, Austria is supposed to be Rot-Weiss-Rot. This is just Rot-Weiss. Poland, maybe, but a piss-poor example of Austria.

  • gypsy

    The flag you show was created after WWII; the claws hold the sickle and hammer with the broken chain that represents the break from Nazi Germany. The flag with the eagle with empty claws was prior to WWII, and the Red-White-Red is the newer. From what I could find. There were a few countries prior to WWII that had the eagle incorporated into the designs. Personally, think they were cool, and yes I’m Austrian.