|The MSG90 is a sniper rifle that was designed and introduced relatively recently. A close relative of the PSG1 and descendant of the G3, the MSG90 was designed as a lower cost alternative to the PSG1. Many have often wondered if the MSG90 is ownable by civilians. It is not, for a simple reason. You can see from the above photo that the trigger group of the MSG is attached with a front push pin, like most of the automatic firearms from HK. This precludes it from civilian sale. The PSG1 has a shelf and clip on trigger group, like the HK 90 series rifles imported until 1989. |
The abbreviation MSG stands for "Militärisches Scharfschützen Gewehr" in German or Military Marksman Rifle in English. "90" is for the year of initial production.
The MSG90 features a PSG1 trigger group, with light 3 lb. trigger pull, stock adjustable for height and pull, though smaller and lighter than the PSG1 buttstock. Also, unlike the PSG, the scope mount is removable and the rifle can be purchased with or without the standard scope offered by HK. It features a newer scope mount that is found on only a few of the HK rifles, as compared to the more conventional claw mounts. You will find this mount on the MSG90, the HK21E and 23E and the now out of production G41 series. The muzzle of the barrel features a weight to aid in the harmonic stabilization of barrel whip for enhanced accuracy.
|Caliber||Cyclic Rate||Mag Capacity||Modes of Fire||Width (in/mm)||Height (in/mm)||Weight (lb/kg)||bbl. length (in/mm)||Overall|
|7.62 x 51||NA||5/20||Semi||2.56||10.23||14.11||23.62||45.87|
|7.62 x 51||NA||5/20||Semi||65||260||6.40||600||1165|
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