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Type  Sniper rifle
Used by  Greece
Produced  1995-present
Place of origin  Greece
Designed  1995
Manufacturer  Elliniki Viomichania Oplon

The Kefefs (Greek: Κηφεύς) is a Greek-made bolt-action sniper rifle designed by Hellenic Arms Industry in 1995 and named after an ancient mythical king. The Kefefs fires rounds chambered in 7.62 × 51 mm NATO.


Design details

The Kefefs rifle contains the following features:

  • It has a cold-hammered, highprecision, free-floating, exposed barrel made of special high-grade steel while its receiver, bolt and all metal components are also made of special steel.
  • It uses a simple and robust bolt-action mechanism with a 50° opening angle, enables the bolt to be flexible and easy to open. The third lug of the three locking lugs located at the front of the bolt acts as a rail which gives the bolt a friction-free and smooth movement.
  • The firing mechanism incorporates an extremely quiet, thumb-operated safety the stiffness of which is adjustable.
  • Designed with an ergonomically and elegantly designed stock, which is made of high-quality walnut with cross-knurling, is of the Monte Carlo model.
  • The trigger pull and travel can also be adjusted. A wide range of telescopic sights and sight mounts is available to suit the user's requirements, since it is the sighting system which plays an important role in sniping.
  • Such scopes are adjustable for windage and elevation. Night vision devices are also available.
  • The weapon is supplied with a bipod (having a quick release mechanism), a carrying sling and a complete field-service kit.


    There are only two variants of the Kefefs:

  • Kefefs-M: A variant of the Kefefs made for military personnel coated with high-strength, heat-resistant camouflage paints with either forest or desert camouflage.
  • Kefefs-P: A variant of the Kefefs made for police personnel with a slightly longer, heavier, externally fluted barrel and an oil-polished stock.
  • Users

  •  Greece: Used by special forces and the Ειδική Κατασταλτική Αντιτρομοκρατική Μονάδα (EKAM) unit of the Hellenic Police
  • References

    Kefefs Wikipedia

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