The FN M249S®, a semi-automatic version of the M249 SAW light machine gun, was originally developed by FN Herstal as the FN MINIMI® and adopted by the U.S. military in 1988. The rifle features the signature 18.5-inch FN cold hammer-forged, chrome-lined barrel and operates from a closed-bolt position. Chambered in 5.56x45mm NATO, the rifle will accept both magazine and linked ammunition belt.
- CALIBER: 5.56x45mm
- OPERATION: Closed-bolt
- MAG CAPACITY: 200 Rd. belt or 30 Rd. mag
- WEIGHT: 17.2 lb.
- BARREL LENGTH: 18.5″
- OVERALL LENGTH: 40.75″
- OVERALL HEIGHT: 9.5″
- TRIGGER PULL: 8 – 15.5 lb.
- TWIST RATE: 1:7 RH
Semi-auto replica of the government-issue FN M249 SAW
Robust gas system
Formed steel frame with claw extractor design
Fixed, pivoting ejector, plus side ejection of cases
Top cover integrated MIL-STD-1913 mounting rail for sighting systems
Folding steel bipod
Folding carry handle
Flip-up feed tray cover and feed mechanism
Quick-change barrel capability
18.5″ cold hammer-forged steel
Hard chrome-plated bore and chamber
Removable heat shield
Highly ergonomic polymer buttstock assembly with hydraulic recoil buffer system and non-slip buttplate
Curved trigger for improved finger position and control
Redesigned trigger mechanism for semi-auto fire
Non-reciprocating charging handle
Standard disintegrating link belt-fed
Under-mounted polymer ammunition container helps keep ammunition cleaner for reduced wear and added reliability
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