USER MANUAL. C-MAG MAGAZINE. SYSTEM. M / FN MINIMI The C-MAG Magazine M/FN MINIMI is a. round ammunition magazine, manufac-. FN Minimi – Belgian-made version of basic machine gun. The Flip-up dust covercloses the magazine port when it is not in use, serving also as a belt guide. The FN MINIMI is a gas actuated long-stroke piston system LMG firing The gas valve is manually adjustable with two positions: normal and.

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The lead-free cartridge 5. Retrieved on October 9, This page was last modified on 15 Marchat The standard light machine gun version has a mm The rear sight is adjustable from to 1, m by m increments.

Archived from the original on 22 March This is a response to three years earlier lessons learned that the mankal ammunition type NM could cause health problems when shooters were breathing copper and zinc vapor. By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy.

The FN Minimi short for French: Upgrades can be performed in-house by the organizations. Belt feed from left side or magazine2 Modes of fire: Archived from the original on 24 September The feeding mechanism top cover features a device that indicates the manuao of a cartridge in the feed path.

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FN MINIMI x45mm Light Machine Gun

This will replace the C9 capability, with priority being given to field force units and regional equipment pools. The rear sight is adjustable from to 1, m by m increments. The feed tray is improved with belt retaining pawls that hold the belt correctly in position during the loading procedure, which is most useful when the user is in the standing position.


Rotating bolt, open bolt principle Feed mechanism: Retrieved 28 August Note the lack of the heat shield above the barrel,and the tubular buttstock. Among these there are the so-called lead-free or low-emission characteristic green ammoand on the other hand new bullet constructions and higher projectile masses for ballistic performance improvement. An improved variant known as the Mk 46 Mod 1 with an improved forward rail and lightweight titanium bipod has been adopted by the United States Navy.

The hooded front sight is installed in a post on the gas block and is also adjustable for elevation and windage.

Toggle navigation Modern Firearms. Nammo has been the sole supplier since then. Buttstock and buffer assembly.

The design of the buttstock contributes to simple, comfortable and accurate firing. All models can alternatively be fitted with a fixed synthetic stock, the same used on the M, which manul a hydraulic buffer that contributes to stabilizing the rate of fire and reducing recoil forces. Sincethe Norwegian-Finnish company Nammo has supplied a revised lead-free 5.

FN MINIMI 5.56x45mm Light Machine Gun

When magazine is in place, this cover raises up and closes the belt-way to avoiddual feeds and jams. Retrieved from ” https: The feed tray has retaining pawls to hold ammunition from the belt in place while loading. The stock is 5-position adjustable that is also adjustable for cheek rest height with a folding shoulder rest and hydraulic buffer. A carrying handle is also fixed to the barrel and assists in the barrel change process.


The weapons are being acquired now, with NZ delivery due to start from April this year, and introduction to service and issuing to units planned to occur in last quarter of A trained soldier can perform a barrel mankal and ready the weapon for aimed fire in seconds.

This page was last edited on 22 Decemberat Archived minimo the original on 25 March The magazine port, when not in use, is closed with an L-shaped hinged flap equipped with a tooth, which engages a corresponding opening in the magazine and serves as a magazine release.

FN Minimi – Modern Firearms

The bipod can be adjusted in height and each leg has three height settings. The black polymer pistol grip was initially copied directly from the FAL and FNC rifles, currently a modified grip with lateral grooves is used, installed at a smaller angle to the receiver.

Essentially, all updates are focused on improved ergonomics and improved mobility. Archived from the original on 30 May