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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In the “weapon safe” position, it disables the sear mechanism; pushing the button to the right side exposes minimu red-colored rim on the left side of the firearm and indicates the weapon is ready to fire. 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.

Technical characteristics Projectile weight: The magazine port, when not in use, is closed with an L-shaped hinged flap equipped with a tooth, which engages minomi corresponding opening in the magazine and serves as a magazine release.

FN Minimi – Modern Firearms

A carrying handle is also fixed to the barrel that makes the barrel change process easy. Archived from the original on 25 March First introduced in the late s, it is now in service in more than manula countries. This sequence provides a slight delay that ensures chamber pressure has dropped to a safe level by the time a cam in the bolt carrier rotates and unlocks the bolt, increasing extraction reliability as the empty cartridge casing has had the time to cool down and contract, exerting less friction against the chamber walls.

A late M variant of the Minimi.

Upon firing, the piston is forced to the rear by expanding propellant gases bled through a port in the barrel near the muzzle end. The barrels used in the Minimi have an increased heat capacity for sustained fire, feature a chrome -lined rifled bore six right-hand grooves and are manufactured in two versions: Small Arms Survey Retrieved on October 9, The shortened Para model has a mm The spring extractor is located inside the bolt, while the tilting lever ejector is contained amnual the receiver housing.


The folding bipod is mounded under the gas chamber, and the gun has provisions for tripod or vehicle mountings. The barrel is locked with a rotary boltequipped with two massive locking lugs, forced into battery by a helical camming guide in the bolt carrier. 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 minii improvement. Gas piston driven, hydraulic buffer Bolt mechanism: The double core construction with exposed bullet tip, mainly produced by ATK, also has a low emission and due to their mannual assembly it ensures higher efficiency.

Others features include a more ergonomic cocking handle and an optional heat shield, enabled by an added on long pin, to protect from barrel heat. This gun traded off some of the range manuao firepower for compactness and maneuverability.

FN MINIMI x45mm Light Machine Gun

The Flip-up dust covercloses the magazine port when it is not in use, serving also as a belt guide. Retrieved on October 6, Archived from the original PDF on 1 October LMGs allow rifle squads to take light automatic weapons with them in the assault.

Likewise, a magazine inserted into the magazine well will prevent the simultaneous insertion of a belt. The rear sight is adjustable from to 1, m by m increments. This page was last edited on 22 Decemberat The belt is feed using the top feed unit, the magazines are inserted through the magazine port,located at the left side of the receiver and angled down.

The black polymer pistol grip from the FAL and FNC rifles was initially used, but the Minimi is currently fitted with a modified grip with lateral grooves, installed at a smaller angle to the receiver.


The weapon is primarily chambered for 5. Gas-actuatedopen bolt. The Minimi features a welded receiver made from stamped steel. The belt is moved in two stages during both the forward and rearward movement of the reciprocating bolt carrier, which provides for a smooth and continuous feeding cycle. Quite recently, an SPW version was developed, which featured a Para-type buttstock, a barrel of intermediate length between standard and Paramodelsand a Picatinny-type rail mount, which allows a wide variety of sights and scopes to be mounted.

Guns and the City. Both mibimi standard and Para variants are equipped with a fixed, folding bipod mounted to the gas tube and stowed amnual the handguard. The vehicle-mounted Minimi is fitted with an minnimi powered trigger that enables it to be fired remotely from within an armored miniml vehicle.

FN MINIMI 5.56x45mm Light Machine Gun

Another variant of the SPW requested by the US Fb Operations Forces is the Mk 46 Mod 0 that incorporates a lightweight fluted barrel but lacks the magazine feed system, vehicle mounting lugs and carry handle. Taiwan also produced the Minimi without license, as the T The barrel is quick-detachable, and has a carrying handle attached to it,to help for quick replacement procedure.

Ninimi company stated the new Mk3 was designed around the feedback received from actual combat troops using the weapon in the field. Retrieved 14 May The hooded front sight is installed in a post on the gas block and is also adjustable for elevation and windage.

The Minimi has a manually adjustable gas valve with two positions, normal and adverse.