Syrian Rebels Using OSV-96 Semi-Auto .50 Cal Rifle

    Syrian rebels have gotten their hands on the large Russian OSV-96 12.7x108mm anti-material rifle and have wasted no time in parading the gun in front of cameras.

    Photo from Yahoo

    The OSV-96 is notable for its hinged barrel. The barrel can fold back 180 degrees reducing its length to about that of a Dragunov sniper rifle and making the cumbersome gun easier to transport.

    This video shows the Free Syrian Army Martyrs Brigade using the OSV-96 to fire at grounded aircraft at a Syrian Air Force base.

    [ Many thanks to Tom for the tip. ]

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