SOLD FOR: $8576
Make: Accuracy International
Model: AW, Arctic Warfare
Serial Number: 07AW11301
Year of Manufacture: 2007
Caliber: 6.5 Creedmoor
Action Type: Bolt Action Rifle with Detachable Magazine
Markings: The left side of the receiver is marked “ACCURACY INTERNATIONAL ENGLAND” and “AINA MINGUS TX”. The right of the receiver is marked “07AW11301” and has a proof. The bolt body and the cocking piece are both matched and marked “111301”. The bolt body has proofs. The barrel is marked “EURO OPTIC” and “6.5 CM” at the front.
Barrel Length: 24″ to APA Gen 2 Little Bastard Muzzle Brake, 25 1/2″ to APA Gen 2 Little Bastard Muzzle Brake.
Sights / Optics: There is no provision for iron sights. The top of the receiver is installed with a rail.
Stock Configuration & Condition: The OD green synthetic stock has a thumbhole grip, folding buttstock, adjustable comb height, monopod at the rear, multiple sling attachment points, an inlaid accessory rail on the bottom, a hole for a bipod mount at the nose of the forend, and a black rubber buttpad with length of pull spacers for adjustment. The accessory rail is installed with an Arca UAF rail. There are a couple of light scrapes. There are some scattered scuffs and light marks. The most notable wear on the stock is surrounding the sling mounting points from standard use with a sling. The LOP measures approximately 13 3/4? from the front of the trigger to the back of the solid black rubber AI recoil pad. The LOP is approximately 11 1/2″ to the end of the stock and there are three 3/8″ spacers installed. The recoil pad exhibits some light wear from use and general handling wear. The stock rates in about Fine Plus overall condition.
Type of Finish: Matte Black
Finish Originality: Original
Bore Condition: The bore is bright and the rifling is sharp. There is no erosion. In my opinion, this bore is a 10 out of 10.
Overall Condition: This rifle retains about 98% of its metal finish. There are light handling marks. There is standard operational wear. The screw heads are sharp. The markings are clear. Overall, this rifle rates in about Excellent condition.
Mechanics: The action functions correctly. The rifle has a three-position safety. We did not fire this rifle. As with all used firearms, a thorough cleaning may be necessary to meet your maintenance requirements.
Box, Paperwork & Accessories: Included is an A1 AW OEM factory barrel and muzzle brake in .308, Proof Carbon fiber pre-fit for AI AW in 6.5CM, A1 Barre lchange kit along with action wrench, A1 AW spigot bipod, bipod adapter, adjustable buttstock, fixed buttstock, AICS magazine, TIS sling, and Wiebad cheekpad. All accessoires rate in about Excellent condition.
Our Assessment: The Accuracy International AW sniper rifle is the main variant of the British Accuracy International Arctic Warfare (AW) rifle family of sniper rifles. It was designed to replace the Enfield type sniper rifles in the 1980s and beat out a Parker Hale offering for the military contract. In 1982 it was adopted as the L96A1 and once it got its start it never looked back, it has since been officially adopted by 25 countries. The next military to adopt it was the Swedish military and that is how the name Arctic Warfrae came to be. Special de-icing features allow it to be used effectively at temperatures as low as ?40 °C (?40 °F). The AW rifle featured a modified bolt with milled slots at the rear of the bolt to prevent bolt binding problems caused by penetrating water/ice, dirt, or similar debris. Further, the thumb-hole, bolt handle, magazine release, and trigger guard on the AW were enlarged, and the magazine floor plate was fitted with protruding grasping tabs to allow use with heavy Arctic mittens. The resin stock side-panels were replaced with sturdier polymer panels that were less brittle in subzero temperatures. The safety was revised to a 3-position safety allowing the bolt to be cycled with a locked trigger.
It is a true sniper in every sense of the word and able to engage targets effectively at great distance. Being a military sniper, it was designed to be able to produce effective hits on the first shot with a cold bore, warm bore, and fouled bore. From the factory, it is also capable of .5 MOA accuracy. The family has expanded and the Magnum variant, the AWM, is used to make up the British L115A3 sniper system which was used to make one of the longest confirmed kills in history at 2,707 yards…there’s that “great distance” I was talking about. The Arctic Warface has an impressive resume and has been a great military sniper, collectors rifle, and has also made apperances in movies and video games.
This rifle has been re-barrreled by Wade Stuteville of Stutevill Precision in 2018. According to our consignor this barrel has less than 500 rounds through it of quality Hornady ammunition. If you’ve been wanting to ring steel at long range, this is a great choice, all you need is a scope and ammo. Please see our photos and good luck!
Some are hot, some are not, but thankfully most can be shot!