The 54R sniper rifle is employed by both the Union of Allied Planets and the team working for Adelei Niska, in the latter case equipped with both telescopic and laser sights. Derrial Book was able to identify this weapon from just the wounds on dead men.
Behind the scenesEdit
The rifle is a Blaser R93 LRS2, a German made, precision sniper rifle, the same rifle as the Whitefall rifle. The name "54R" may come from the Russian 7.62x54R rifle cartridge, which is used in the Mosin-Nagant series bolt-action rifles and carbines of the Russian Empire, the Soviet Union and communist countries that were in the Soviet Union's sphere of influence during the Cold War era (including, the People's Republic of China), and the present-day Dragunov SVD sniper rifle.