Alexander Arms® is taking its first step outside of the AR-15 weapon platform with its latest creation. We are producing something completely unique and innovative in modern firearms. Ulfberht is a .338 Lapua Magnum semi-automatic rifle with a simple, but extremely effective design, built from start to finish to be the most reliable and strongest-performing long-range, semi-automatic, .338 Lapua Magnum weapon ever produced.
In full Alexander Arms® tradition, we have taken strides to introduce a weapon to the firearms market that has not been seen before. In following the footsteps of .50 Beowulf®, 6.5 Grendel, and our AR-15 .17 HMR, we would like to introduce you to Ulfberht, which has been called the most innovative weapon design introduced to the firearms industry in over two decades.
Mechanically, the rifle is extremely simple, having only 48 individual parts and only ten moving parts that need to be maintained. Its mechanism is based on the Russian DP 28 machine gun. The simplistic, but reliable gas piston operating system of the DP 28 machine gun has been inverted and refined in Ulfberht to feature magazine feeding. An adjustable gas system allows users to operate the weapon in a variety of environments and situations, including extreme heat, extreme cold, and suppressed for all standard .338 Lapua Magnum loads of ammunition. We have designed and produced each component to the very highest quality possible.
Undoubtedly, we will be asked the reason for choosing such a strange name for this rifle. We have traditionally bestowed names of Norse legend and history on our innovative products. Ulfberht is the name of a very unique type of sword produced by the Vikings of Scandinavia between 1,000 and 1,200 years ago. The sword was made of steel uncommonly strong and durable for its time. Swords of its quality would not be seen again for nearly 1,000 years. To this day, it is considered by some experts to be one of the best swords ever made. We think the name is more than fitting for our new rifle as it shares many of the same attributes of the sword that was a pinnacle of weapon evolution.
Preorders are now being accepted in the Online Store. Additional details will be published to our web site in the near future as they become available, including additional product photographs, technical specifications, and more. The retail cost of the rifle is $6,850.00 and includes a complete rifle and four 10-round magazines shipped in a hard case. Discounts are available to registered firearms dealers. We will have a variety of additional accessories such as slings and bipods available for ordering.