If you ever go to the island of Malta in the Mediterranean Sea please make sure that you allow time to visit the firearms dealer Lock, Stock & Barrel. Apart from a great company name they offer a large collection of modern and historical firearms. In our Photo Of The Day, we’ll take a closer look at one of those firearms, namely the Präzisionsschützengewehr-1 as it’s called in its original language, German. The PSG1 is a semi-automatic sniper rifle. Mechanically, it’s based on the HK G3 rifle, but it’s supposed to produce less than 1 MOA groups with decent ammunition. This may not sound so special today, but remember that the rifle was designed in 1968.
In terms of optics, it uses the Hensoldt ZF 6×42 PSG1 scope which includes an illuminated reticle with a bullet drop compensation. I’m so tempted to have a look through it and compare it to the latest in optics.
Below: Note the removable and adjustable trigger unit. The palm shelf grip is also adjustable.
The stock is adjustable as well.
Today this is a real collector’s item, and they didn’t become less expensive with the time. Check the article Heckler & Koch – Price Lists from 1985, 1991 & 1992 to give you an idea.
All pictures by Lock, Stock & Barrel (Malta), used with kind permission.