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RP-1898 Revamp by ScrewfaceRomeo RP-1898 Revamp by ScrewfaceRomeo
Rifle, Pattern 1898

Type: Bolt-action rifle
Place of origin: New Corda

Service history

In service: 1898-1923
Used by: New Corda
Wars: 1st War of Independence, Great War

Production history

Designer: Edward O'Toole, David O'Kanna
Number built: 8,000,000+

Specifications

Weight: 7.9 lbs
Barrel length: 44 inches
Cartridge: 7x55mm Cordian T89 Standard Ball
Action: Bolt-action, cock-on-close
Feed system: 20-round integral drum magazine, loaded with 10-round charger clips
Sights: post front sight, adjustable volley U-notch rear sight.

In 1897, the Cordian Government opened a competition to replace the ageing O'Toole repeater with an ultra modern combat rifle fit for the industrial age. Having encountered the SMLE previously, and noted it's effectiveness, the Cordian military asked for a rifle capable of achieving or besting the SMLE's legendary rate of fire. Castle State Arsenal, alongside Cheyenne Armory, created a paired rifle and cartridge to fill the requirements. The rifle was based on the SMLE's action, but strengthened and modified to accept the higher pressure, rimless 7x55mm Cordian cartridges. What made it unique, however, was the feeding system; a 20 round integrated drum designed by O'Toole which could be loaded via individual cartridges or 10 round charger clips. This allowed Cordian troops to put out massive amounts of sustained firepower, and opponents often mistook Cordian rifle squads for machinegun emplacements. The original top charger mount was also left in place, allowing troops to either load the full drum from an open bolt, or top off the rifle from a closed bolt, retaining a cartridge in the chamber. The well-crafted and stringently quality-controlled rifle, coupled with the inherently accurate and flat-shooting 7mm Cordian cartridge quickly gained a reputation for accuracy and power, and continued to see service as a sniper rifle well into the Cold War. Discontinued as a mainline battle rifle in 1923 to be replaced by the RKN "Spooky" semiauto, the "Pattern '98" remains popular with civilians as a hunting rifle, and modernized versions are often in service with police snipers and some PMCs.
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Emilion-3 Featured By Owner May 26, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
Impresive.
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nejitenten12 Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2012
sweet :)
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Lord-Vanaduke Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
As I said on NS, this is a very interesting gun design. =P
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ScrewfaceRomeo Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
"interesting" can mean any number of things :p
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Lord-Vanaduke Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I liked the magazine and the lower reliever =P interesting in a gud way
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ScrewfaceRomeo Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks. Seems like people on that site tend to dislike me, and you cnt be too careful.
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Sharkour Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2012
This is great, I love the blueing affects.
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ScrewfaceRomeo Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks!
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CzechBiohazard Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Cool, great weapon. :D
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ScrewfaceRomeo Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I think this is the last of the Past-Tech gear for a while. Now I have a pile of AK commissions to kick out.
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