Truvelo Raptor rifle given cosmetic do-over

    Truvelo, a South African company is best known internationally for manufacturing traffic lights, also makes firearms – notably the infamous NEOSTEAD Bullpup shotgun and the Raptor rifle.

    Truvelo Raptor Rifle

    I was very pleased to see that the Raptor has been given a makeover. The older stock made it look like a cheap toy rather than a real rifle.

    The old style stock … they need to update their website.

    Truvelo claim the gun provides excellent controllability during full auto fire due to the recoil and bolt system. It also features is the ability to easily switch between 5.56mm NATO and 7.62x39mm.

    Calibre 5.56mm NATO and 7.62x39mm
    Weight empty 4 kg
    Barrel length 9″ (Carbine) and 12″ (Assault Rifle)
    Length 530 mm (stock folded), 790 mm (open)
    Magazine 30 Rounds
    Flash hider standard
    Foldable stock standard
    Rate of fire 650 rpm

    A big thank you to Lusaka for the information and photo he provided.

    Steve Johnson

    I founded TFB in 2007 and over 10 years worked tirelessly, with the help of my team, to build it up into the largest gun blog online. I retired as Editor in Chief in 2017. During my decade at TFB I was fortunate to work with the most amazing talented writers and genuinely good people!