SOLD FOR: $8325
Serial Number: AA001757
Year of Manufacture: Modern
Caliber: 50 Cal BMG
Action Type: Semi-Automatic
Markings: Left side of the receiver is marked “BEFORE HANDLING RIFLE READ MANUAL FROM: / BARRETT / BARRET FIREARMS MANUFACTURING, INC. / MURFREESBORO, TN. U.S.A.” with “MODEL 82A1 / SER. AA001757” next to it on the left side again. “SAFE” and “FIRE” are marked next to the safety selector on the left side of the receiver. “SAFE” and “FIRE” marked on the right side of the receiver. The top of the bolt carrier is marked “11-12 575”.
Barrel Length: 29”. About 33” with Muzzle Brake
Sights / Optics: The front sight is a flip up blade that integrates into the top mounted picatinny rail. The rear sight is a flip up iron peep style aperture with elevation markings for 100 to 1500 meters. The has a 24” picatinny rail. The rail is mounted with a Leupold Mark 4 4.5-14x50mm LR/T Scope via Barret Scope Rings.
Stock Configuration & Condition: The pistol grip is an Mil-Spec A2 grip. The buttstock consists of a rubber buttpad attached to the rear of the receiver with a carry handle and adjustable monopod. Has a retractable bipod that can be detached from the receiver. The picatinny rail has a carry handle attached in front of the scope. The LOP measures 14.75” from the front of the trigger to the back of the buttpad. The stock rates in about Very Good overall condition. There is some minor handling and storage wear. There are no chips or cracks. The checkering on the grip is crisp and well defined.
Magazine Quantity & Condition: One 10rd original 50 BMG magazine. The spring is strong and the leading edges are sharp. The magazine rates in Very Good condition. There are some light scratches and scuffs on the body of the magazine.
Type of Finish: Gray, Black
Finish Originality: Original
Bore Condition: The bore is bright and the rifling is sharp. There is no erosion in the bore.
Overall Condition: This rifle retains about 99% of its metal finish. The balance of the finish shows some light scratches spread sparsely on the upper and lower. There is some finish loss on the edges where the two receivers come together. The screw heads are sharp and the pins are unmarred. The markings are clear. Overall, this rifle rates in about Excellent condition.
Mechanics: The action functions correctly. Previous owner fired a few rounds through it. As with all used firearms, a thorough cleaning may be necessary to meet your maintenance requirements.
Box, Paperwork & Accessories: Hard-sided pelican case, Leupold Scope. Takedown tool, Owner’s Manual, and a total of one original magazine.
Our Assessment: As the first shoulder-fired semi-automatic 50 BMG rifle, this rifle has delivered five of the 20 longest sniper kills in history… even if the gun is technically not meant to be a sniper rifle. The Barret M82 was originally adopted into the U.S. military to “smash stuff.” Think knocking out radar dishes and disabling vehicle engines. This is the most “anti-material” semi-auto you could imagine. But now this firearm is known for its long range accuracy and power. The massive muzzle break and excellent internal engineering and the rifle’s nearly 30lbs of metal and polymer means you get a very shootable system. The M82A1 was introduced with a redesigned muzzle brake and the M82A1M earned a lengthened accessory rail with a rear grip that can take a monopod. So, if you’re looking to challenge yourself and up your accuracy game, this is the gun for you. If you’ve ever wanted to explode a pumpkin from almost a mile away (and who wouldn’t want to do that?), this is the gun for you. For the sake of time and space, we’ll end the assessment here even though we could write pages of good things about this impressive setup. Bid on it, win it, love it. Lean into the exclusivity of this firearm, one that everyone needs to shoot, but only a few can have.