The SWORD International MK-17 — a rifle based on the military designated marksman platform — is now available to the civilian market.

Previously, military Special Forces units held the exclusive ability to purchase the SWORD MK-17, but now the lightweight system will be more readily available.

The MK-17 weighs nine pounds, while featuring an ambi-bolt catch/release pad and a fold-down side charging handle.

The rifle carries the looks of a carbine, however, it is billed as delivering the long-accuracy of more precision platforms.

SWORD International MK-17 chamberings include 7.62×51, .260 Rem., and 6.5 Creedmoor. The price tag is hefty; the MK-17 retails at $3,995.

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SWORD International MK-17 Specs:

  • Operating System: Short Stroke Gas Piston System
  • Caliber: 7.62 x 51 NATO, 260 REM, 6.5 Creedmoor
  • Weight: 9.34lbs W/O Magazine, 9.78lbs W/ Empty magazine
  • Magazine Capacity: 20 Round
  • Length: 35.6″ W/ Stock collapsed, 39″ W/ Stock fully extended
  • Height: 8″ Rear sight to bottom of pistol grip
  • Coatings: Milspec Type 3 Hardcoat Anodize- Black
  • Coatings: Milspec Type 3 Hardcoat Anodize- Black, Coyote Brown, Regnar Green
  • MSRP:$3,995.00 USD

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