Turkey Captures PKK Anti-Material Rifle

    It did not take long for Turkey to capture at least one of the crude anti-material rifles that the Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) insurgents were showing off in propaganda photos recently.

    The ammunition looks to be steel cased. I don’t know of any steel cased .50 BMG ammunition so I believe the rifle must be chambered in either 12.7×108mm or 14.5×114mm.

    [ Many thanks to Tarkan for the tip. ]

    Steve Johnson

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