The Blaser R93 is a bolt action rifle model series designed for hunting, which was developed by Horst Blaser and produced in large numbers and numerous caliber variants by the company Blaser Jagdwaffen until 2016.
More than 100,000 R93 rifles were manufactured by Blaser Jagdwaffen GmbH from its market launch in 1993 until 2010.
The bolt system of this rifle is designed as a straight pull repeater and is based on expanding claws that lock in the barrel of the rifle (sometimes called ring breech, radial breech or "Gardena breech").
The successor of the Blaser R93 is the bolt action rifle Blaser R8 which has been on the market since 2010. Due to the high popularity of the R93, both rifles were produced in parallel for a time. The R8 has a wider forend than the R93, as the removable magazine requires more space. A major difference between the rifle and its predecessor is that the magazine forms a single unit with the trigger group. Thus, the purchase of additional magazines is somewhat more costly on the R8 than on the R93. The magazine of the R8 holds one more cartridge than that of the R93, which is about 300 grams lighter for it. Blaser Jagdwaffen GmbH also developed further variations of the stocks, which are now also available for the R93.
The Blaser R93 already features a manual cocking device instead of a safety, making it a very safe hunting rifle.