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Parker Hale M85
Sniper Rifle
7.62mm
Serial No 00299F
Schmidt & Bender ZF 10x42
£5,000

** Commission Sale **

The Parker Hale M85 is a British made sniper rifle, with an effective range of around 900 metres and a maximum range of approx 1,200 metres.

The rifle was created after the Falklands War by Parker Hale Ltd in response to shortcomings in the contemporary Lee Enfield L42A1.

The M85 took part in the British Army trials for a replacement sniper rifle, along with the Accuracy International PM, Heckler & Koch PSG1, SIG-Sauer SSG 2000, and Remington 700.
The rifle lost by a slight margin to the Accuracy International (adopted by the British Army as the L96).

Fitted with an AI marked Schmidt & Bender PM 12x42 Scope

Parker Hale Records Show:
M85 Rifle Serial Number: one of 3 X M85’s 00298F/00299F/00300F all three given out on loan by Roger Hale and never recovered apparently in 1987
It looks like they were never proofed at the time and only have much later .308 Birmingham Proofs

Fitted with NATO Green stock

Unique Chance to Obtain a very Rare Sniper Rifle
(These are not going down in value !!!)