Monday, June 11, 2012

Gilboa Snake DBR (Double Barrel Rifle)

We have already touched on the Double Barrel Rifle to be released by Silver Shadow at Eurosatory and now the day has come for them to fully introduce their Gilboa Snake DBR. We have provided their complete overview along with specs. Key factors involved are a single trigger mechanism for nearly simultaneous firing from both 9.5 inch barrels with their initial DBR chambered in 5.56X45mm and weighs in at 9.41 pounds. Their explained focus was to provide an accurately grouped double tap without the margin of error.

Silver Shadow Gilboa Snake DBR

Gilboa Snake Top View
The Gilboa™ Snake is a concept weapon designed to deliver twice the fire power in which ever caliber it is manufactured.

This feature enables the operator to accurately deliver two rounds into a target without the delay of cycling and recoil, which makes double taps difficult to group. The Snake will allow faster traversing between multiple targets by enabling two rounds on target with each trigger pull. 

Based on the Gilboa™ AR platform, with the snake has wider upper and lower receivers. The Gilboa™ Snake firing mechanism is an open breech system. The two parallel barrels are 3 centimeters apart from the center of the bore. 

One Trigger mechanism operates a proprietary bolt carrier that synchronizes the firing using two bolts, with a fraction of a second delay between the first bullet exiting the left barrel followed the secondary bullet leaving the right barrel. 

The unique piston operated cocking mechanism utilizes the returning gas to create continuous cycling. The Gilboa™ Snake comes with ergonomic handgrip and special handguard surrounded with Picatinny rail. 

Technical data: 
Caliber:  5.56X45mm
Method of operation: Proprietary piston system
Weight without magazine: 9.41 pounds
Overall length (stock extended) 31.50 inches
Overall length (stock removed) 19.50 inches
Barrel length: 9.5 inches
Weapon width: 22.9 inches
Bore characteristics Chrome lined 1:7 RH
Firing mode: Full auto or semi-auto available

Gilboa Rifles are manufactured by Silver Show in Israel. For more information visit:

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