The L96A1 is the British Army designation of the standard AWC PM. The L96A1 won a British Army competition by a slight margin over the Parker-Hale M85 to become the standard sniper rifle for the British Army. The PM utilizes an aluminum frame over which is placed a high impact plastic stock. An adjustable Parker Hale Bi-Pod is fitted as standard. An uprated version, the AW, features many minor improvements, including an easier bolt action, frost proof mechanism, muzzle brake and a 10×42 Hensoldt telescopic sight. The L96A1 is capable of sub MOA with military ammo, and gets to about half of that with good match grade ammo. The AW is imported to the US by Accuracy International, and is for sale to the public.

Other Models in use: PM Counter-Terrorist Rifle, PM Covert Sniper Rifle, and the PM Super Magnum Sniper Rifle





Mel Ewing

You cannot buy a military L96A1, but you can get civilian Accuracy International rifles that are similar.

Jon Booty

On extremely RARE occasions, genuine L96s do come up for sale over here in the UK.

You would expect to pay upwards of an eye-watering £10,000! Thats £16,000 US Dollars!

Steve Houghton

There are 27 UK police L96’s in circulation here in the UK, which, when they come available sell for £20,000. There is an estimated 10 ex military L96’s in circulation and you can name your price. I know of one of which the owner was offered £50,000, the offer was rejected. For everyone’s information the police and military rifles are the same. The police had a swirl flash eliminator fitted along with a black S&B scope, no battle sights.


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