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Noveske Rifleworks Infidels are being assembled now

Noveske Rifleworks advises me that today they started assembling the new Infidel Rifle. The new rifles will hopefully start shipping to dealers by the end of this week (maybe the beginning of next week), as well as to those people who had their orders in early enough.  This newer generation of Infidels is based on the earlier, previously discontinued (Gen 2) model that came with the permanently attached KX-3 flash suppressor and monolithic rail (its 13.7″ barrel was exactly 16.1″ with the KX-3). These, however, are built from the Gen 3 rifles and come with the newer, slimmed down KX-5, which recesses under the handguard so only a minimal portion protrudes from the end. Otherwise both earlier and later models are much the same. The earlier Infidels, first built years ago, were discontinued when Noveske had to shorten the catalog to keep up with demand – but people immediately began begging them to bring them back. Now they have.

The Noveske Gen 2 platforms featured a forged, flared lower; the Gen 3 uses a billet line, which allows them to better control aesthetic appearance and specs.

“Forging leads to imperfections that are unacceptable to the exacting demands of Noveske customers,” advises Noveske General Manager Sheri Johnson. “The new billet line addresses that, and the fact that all of it is made in the house makes it easy to control quality.”

Note that they will not be taking direct orders for rifle sales because for all their success, Noveske is still a smaller company. They prefer to build lower numbers of high quality rifles than to produce en masse.

Noveske Infidels are on assembly 2

For additional information, go to the Noveske Rifleworks website or follow them on Facebook. Rumor has it they may be giving away an upper or two in the near future as a joint contest with Grey Ghost Gear – you'll want to watch for that.

Specs are as follows:


Length– 13.7”, OAL 16″

Gas Block– Lo-Pro, .750, pinned to barrel

Barrel Extension w/extended feed ramps

Upper Receiver

Model– Gen III precision machined receiver from 7075-T6 w/extended feed ramps featuring anti-rotation interface with handguard

Finish– Hardcoat type III anodizing, with Cerakote ceramic coating (Black) for ultimate finish and performance

Charging Handle– Raptor ambidextrous

Shot peened & MP tested bolt

Auto carrier w/staked carrier key

Lower Receiver

Model– Gen III precision machined receiver from 7075-T6

Finish– Hardcoat type III anodizing, with Cerakote ceramic coating (Black) for ultimate finish and performance

Trigger– ALG Defense ACT

Extension– Mil-spec 6 position receiver extension

Staked Noveske QD End Plate


NSR-15” Free floating handguard w/1913 top rail

Finish- Hardcoat type III anodizing, with Cerakote ceramic coating (Black)


Stock– Magpul STR Carbine Stock

Grip– Miad Pistol Grip


Noveske Signature Back Up Iron Sights by TROY Ind.

One 30 Rnd. Magazine

Material: Stainless

Gas System: Mid-Length

Twist Rate: 1/7″ Improved Poly

Finish: Bead Blasted

Thread: 1/2-28

Muzzle Device: NOVESKE KX-5

Buffer: H

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