I’ve stated many times that I’m no gun expert despite the popularity of my posts on the XM8 and other military weaponry. What I write is the result of research via Google or off tips from readers.
So I’m stuck on this one. Someone I know forwarded me these pics and asked what it is. I don’t know, and the internet filter I’m currently behind prevents access to many weapons-related sites. So I’m asking MO’s legion of well-informed and experienced readers to help me out.
The pics are from a television show (I don’t know where/how he got them) and he said that he thought it was .50 caliber, which appears to be right. He told me he thought the guy on TV called it an “M50”.
It’s bolt-action. The muzzle break appears to be very similar to that on the M82 and M107 rifles. Perhaps it’s a Haskins M500?
I’m probably an idiot for not knowing this. Can you guys help me out?
UPDATE: Is it an Armalite AR-50? It occurred to me to follow the link in the second picture.