SOLD FOR: $5,825
Make: Accuracy International
Model: AE Mk. II
Serial Number: 14019
Year of Manufacture: 2009
Caliber: 7.62×51 NATO
Action Type: Bolt Action Rifle with Detachable Magazine
Barrel Length: 24”
Sights / Optics: There is no provision for iron sights. The top of the receiver is installed with a rail. Included is a one-piece base with integral rings holding a Vortex Viper 6-24×50 scope. The scope has some light handling marks. The scope has an EBR-1 MOA reticle. The reticle can be illuminated but the battery is dead and we do not have one to test. We have no reason to suspect that the scope would not illuminate properly. The scope rates in Excellent condition.
Stock Configuration & Condition: The OD green stock has a thumbhole grip, adjustable comb height, 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. There are a few little nicks and marks in the stock. There is light handling wear. The LOP measures approximately 13 1/2? from the front of the trigger to the back of the solid black rubber AI recoil pad. 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 rates 10 out of 10.
Overall Condition: This rifle retains about 98% of its metal finish. The bolt is serial matching. There are a few oil marks from storage. There are some 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. 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 a shipping box, the previously described Vortex scope, one 5-round magazine, two 10-round magazines, manual, and LOP spacers.
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” we were talking about. The Arctic Warface family has an impressive resume and has been a great military sniper, collectors rifle, and has also made apperances in movies and video games.
To further expand the family’s already proven lineage, the Accuracy International AE was introduced in 2001 as a less expensive, somewhat simplified version of the L96/AW series intended for law enforcement, in place of the more expensive AWP or AW models intended for military use. The AE bolt-action differs from the larger, more angular AW design. The round AE receiver is lighter than in the AW models. The action of the AE is not permanently bonded with epoxy material to the aluminium chassis and can be removed.
This one is in great shape and is perfect for collecting and shooting, out of production since 2020, they arent making any more of these nostalgic rifles. This one already comes with a Vortex scope and three magazines to get you started! Please see our photos and good luck!
Some are hot, some are not, but thankfully most can be shot!