Tikka M55 Sniper Rifle : Australian Special Air Service Regiment, Australian Army

Collection ID REL/16601.001
Collection type Technology
Title Tikka M55 Sniper Rifle : Australian Special Air Service Regiment, Australian Army
Object type Firearm

The Tikka M55 sniper rifle is a bolt action repeater made from a one piece machined receiver. The action features a solid bridge, grooved, drilled and tapped for scope mounts. The bolt is one piece and has dual opposed front locking lugs with a bolt handle that serves as a safety lug. The magazine is a detachable, single column three round box type. The single stage trigger is adjustable for weight of pull. Receiver marked TIKKA M55 and the serial number. The barrel is stamped Cal. .22-250 REM, Oy Tikkakoski Ab, Made in Finland and there are British and Finnish proof marks. A Kahles ZF69 6X42 telescopic sight, serial number 198982, is fitted to this rifle. The biathlon style adjustable stock has been made for a left handed marksman and there is coarse stippling to the fore-end and pistol grip. Adjustable aluminium sling swivel rails are inset into the underside and right side of the fore-end.

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