Hoveizeh as displayed on a pamphlet at IPAS 2017 held in Tehran in October of that same year. Notice the similarity to the U.S. M107 Barrett.
A photograph taken of the Hoveizeh semi-automatic rifle, below the Iranian AM50 in a display case at IPAS 2017.

The Hoveizeh is a semi-automatic, gas operated, magazine fed, self-loading anti-material rifle. It is an Iranian produced copy of the U.S. M107 Barrett of similar design. Unlike the U.S. version, the magazine appears to be polymer instead of sheet metal, in addition there are a number of exterior modifications. However the operating system itself appears to be an exact replica of the M107.

Specifications-

Maker
Defense Industries Organization
Caliber
12.7x99mm (.50 BMG)
Magazine Capacity 5
Range (Max/Effective) ?/830 m
Length (Overall) 146 cm
Weight (Unloaded) 13.2 kg

Sources-
The Firearm Blog post

Mashregh News (Iran)

SnTankograd (Iranian Telegram Channel)

 

Miles is the founder, editor, and local Khan governing Silah Report. He is quite found of obscure languages, dangerous locales, and fascinating small arms designs and uses.

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