KSVK 12.7

The KSVK (Russian: Крупнокалиберная Снайперская Винтовка Ковровская (Krupnokalibernaya Snayperskaya Vintovka Kovrovskaya); English: Large-Caliber Kovrov Sniper Rifle) or Degtyarev sniper rifle is a 12.7mm anti-materiel sniper rifle developed in Russia for the purpose of counter sniping and penetrating thick walls, as well as light armored vehicles.

KSVK 12.7
The KSVK 12.7
TypeBullpup anti-materiel rifle
Place of originRussia
Service history
In serviceRussian Defense Ministry
Used bySee Users
WarsSee Conflicts
Production history
DesignerE.V. Zhuravlev, M.Y. Kuchin and V.I. Negrulenko
ManufacturerDegtyarev plant
VariantsSee Variants
Mass12 kg w/o scope
Length1420 mm
Barrel length1000 mm

ActionBolt action
Rate of fire10 s.p.m.
Muzzle velocity770–860 m/s
Effective firing range1500 m
Maximum firing range2000 m
Feed system5-round detachable box magazine
SightsIron sights, rails for mounting various sniper sights


The KSVK anti-material (or large caliber sniper) rifle was developed in the late 1990s by Degtyarev plant, based in Kovrov, Russia. It is based on the SVN-98 12.7mm experimental rifle.


The KSVK is a bullpup-configured, bolt-action, magazine-fed rifle. It is equipped with a muzzle device which acts as a muzzle brake and a sound damper.

The KSVK is equipped with standard Russian side-mounted scope rail (dovetail), and can be fitted with variety of day and night scopes. Open iron sights are installed for backup or emergency purposes.


  • SVN-98 (СВН-98)[1]
  • KSVK (КСВК)[1]
  • ASVK (АСВК, army Kovrov large-caliber sniper rifle) – adopted by Ministry of Defence of the Russian Federation under designation 6S8 "KORD" sniper complex (6С8 «Корд») in June 2013 and used by the Syrian Arab Army during the Syrian Civil War.[2]
  • Unnamed Vietnamese version, designed based on the Russian KSVK with several modifications to fit the local conditions. It is equipped with the also Vietnamese produced N12 optical sight with 10 times magnification. Manufactured at Z111 and Z199 factories.[3][4]
  • ASVK-M Kord-M


The KSVK 12.7 has been in the following conflicts:


  •  Russia: ASVK is currently used by units of the Southern, Eastern and Western Military Districts and Northern Fleet.[7][8][9][10] Improved version ASVK-M Kord-M entered service in June 2018.[11][12][13][14]
  •  Vietnam: Unnamed self-designed and domestic produced version, featuring modifications to suit local conditions at Z111 Factory.[15]
  •  Syria: Used by forces loyal to the Syrian Government.[6]

See also


  1. Семен Федосеев. Оружие спецназа: крупнокалиберная снайперская винтовка // журнал «Братишка», октябрь 2000 г.
  2. Russian Defense Ministry adopts a new sniper rifle Archived 17 August 2013 at the Wayback Machine // "Russian Radio", 7 June 2013
  3. Súng bắn tỉa cỡ nòng "khủng" do VN chế tạo Archived 27 May 2014 at the Wayback Machine (in Vietnamese)
  4. Khám phá dàn súng bắn tỉa cực đỉnh của QĐND Việt Nam Archived 17 June 2014 at the Wayback Machine (in Vietnamese)
  5. "Russian Kord and ASVK systems in Syria – Armament Research Services". armamentresearch.com. Archived from the original on 17 July 2015. Retrieved 7 August 2017.
  6. Oryx (6 March 2015). "Oryx Blog: From Russia with Love, Syria's 6S8s". Archived from the original on 30 July 2018. Retrieved 29 July 2018.
  7. "ВВО России: снайперы округа получают на вооружение крупнокалиберные винтовки". ИА «Оружие России». Archived from the original on 15 July 2014. Retrieved 14 July 2014.
  8. "Снайперы ЗВО освоят новые винтовки - Еженедельник «Военно-промышленный курьер»". vpk-news.ru. Archived from the original on 15 February 2016. Retrieved 10 February 2016.
  9. "ЦАМТО / Новости / Снайперы арктической бригады Северного флота учатся стрелять из новой крупнокалиберной винтовки". www.armstrade.org. Archived from the original on 16 February 2016. Retrieved 11 February 2016.
  10. "ЦАМТО / Новости / Под Волгоградом снайперы ЮВО осваивают новейшие тепловизоры «Шахин» и приборы ночного видения". www.armstrade.org. Archived from the original on 25 June 2018. Retrieved 25 June 2018.
  11. Frahan, Alain Henry de. "Russian Southern Military District receives upgraded large caliber rifles, automatic guns - June 2018 Global Defense Security army news industry - Defense Security global news industry army 2018 - Archive News year". www.armyrecognition.com. Archived from the original on 2 July 2018. Retrieved 2 July 2018.
  12. "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 26 January 2019. Retrieved 25 January 2019.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  13. https://www.janes.com/article/87103/russia-s-6v7m-anti-materiel-rifle-cleared-for-export
  14. "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 12 April 2019. Retrieved 12 April 2019.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  15. "Vietnam Begins Manufacture of 12.7mm KSVK, Expands Capabilities - The Firearm Blog". 17 August 2017. Archived from the original on 30 August 2017. Retrieved 30 August 2017.
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