Silver Shadow displayed two Israeli modifications of Russian weapons, including the new Timna sniper rifle, based on a modified M76 and the AK-47 conversion kit, turning any Kalashnikov assault rifle into a weapon fitted to operate standard western accessories and optics. Photo: Noam Eshel, Defense-Update.com
Israeli weapon modification and customization company Silver Shadow has unveiled its two newest weapons at the Israeli Defense Exposition in Tel Aviv.
The two rifles are based on Russian weaponry, the publication Defense Update reported.
The first weapon is the Timna Silenced sniper rifle, a Russian M76 sniper rifle modified into a 7.62/51 for use with heavy, high velocity ammunition, enabling military and law enforcement snipers to operate with maximum stealth.
The rifle is matched with a barrel made by Shilen Rifles, and a modern, full barrel length silencer developed by Silver Shadow, which leaves almost no acoustic signature, Defense Update reported.
Silver Shadow also showed an upgrade package for the AK-47-74 and X9R, converting any standard Kalashnikov into a modern, modular weapon that can carry a wide variety of optics and accessories on standard rail systems.
The kit includes replacement tactical adapter or a modular frame, replacing the original weapon’s hand guard. Once installed, the tactical adaptor or X9-R hand guard provides four Picatinny rails for the mounting of different accessories.
The kit also accommodates a fore grip with peripheral Picatinny rail mounting telescopic sights, telescopic (M16) or folding stock, ergonomic vertical grip and more.
Silver Shadow displayed two Israeli modifications of Russian weapons, including the new Timna sniper…
by Tactical-Life.com / Oct 19, 2010