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M107 vs. M82A1: Is there really a difference?

Discussion in 'Rifle Discussion' started by SonicBlue03, Nov 10, 2009.

  1. SonicBlue03

    SonicBlue03 Snohomish Well-Known Member

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    I've noticed that there seems to be a premium price on M107 Barretts. Besides coming with two magazines and a monopod for the back (and being marked as the milspec version) does anyone know the difference between that and the M82A1 that most folks buy in civilian life?
     
  2. terrylf72

    terrylf72 Portland, Oregon, United States Member

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    I beleave the M107 is the military designation of the M82A1. And again I dont beleave there is any real difference between the 2.

    M107 = Military

    M82A1 = Civilian
     
  3. SonicBlue03

    SonicBlue03 Snohomish Well-Known Member

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    I wouldn't think so either. I'm just trying to understand why the difference in price. Maybe it's an exclusivity thing, but that seems kind of silly to me if so.
     
  4. parallax

    parallax eugene, or-gun Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    ya, i have been looking for the last 12 months, to buy a m82a1 or m107 there always seems to be about a $2,000 difference in price, but have never really seen a physical difference between the 2. other than the designation on the side of the reciever.
     
  5. SonicBlue03

    SonicBlue03 Snohomish Well-Known Member

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    I've got a couple of inquiries out, but if there's no real discernable difference I'd go w/ the M82. If someone comes back and reports the difference to be like an HK91 vs. a PSG-1, then for 1K that's a deal.
     
  6. SonicBlue03

    SonicBlue03 Snohomish Well-Known Member

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    I guess I finally answered my question by looking at Barrett's FAQ (smacks head.)

    What is the difference between an M107 and a Model 82A1®?
    Currently there are few differences. The M107 is issued with “spike feet” bipods and the 82A1® is issued with “smooth feet” bipods. The M107 is also issued with the monopod while the monopod is optional equipment on a Model 82A1®.

    That plus exclusivity of a milspec model seems to be the difference in price. Yeah, I don't think I need spiked feet on a bipod, and if I do I'll pick one up on GunBroker.