Truvelo working on new rifles; to launch new company


Specialist rifle company Truvelo Armoury is busy working on two new rifles, is upgrading its existing range and will launch a new marketing and sales company.

Alexa Gerrard, Head: Sales and Marketing at Truvelo, revealed that two new rifles were under development but declined to provide further details at this stage. She also confirmed to defenceWeb that Truvelo is the main subcomponent supplier to Braddick Defence Systems and that Braddick is busy developing .338 rifles based on Truvelo’s barrel action subassemblies.

In order to better market and sell its products on the African continent, Truvelo Manufacturers will launch a new company, Truvelo Africa, in December this year. Gerrard said it will have a 30% BEE shareholding.

Meanwhile, Truvelo is upgrading all three of its Counter Measure Sniper (CMS) rifles, which are available in 12.7 x 99 mm, .338 Lapua and 7.62 x 51 mm calibres. Improvements include an upgraded aluminium chassis, lighter 4-lug receiver and bolt and upgraded picatinny rail, magazine spring and follower, improved extractor and ejector and clearer safety indications. Colour options include olive drab, desert tan and black.

Gerrard said that the upgraded rifles will be ready towards the beginning of next year. Truvelo said its 14.5 x 114 mm anti-materiel rifle is also being upgraded.

Truvelo Armoury, part of Truvelo Manufacturers established in 1974, began manufacturing barrels and rifles in 1994. The company currently fields anti-material rifles (AMRs) in four calibres, including 12.7 x 99 mm, 14.5 x 114 mm, 20 x 82 mm and 20 x 110 mm Hispano. Truvelo’s anti-personnel rifle (APR) series is available in 7.62 x 51 mm and .338 Lapua calibres.