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SHOT Show – FN Herstal


Part of the FN Military Collectors Series, the FN M249S is a semi-automatic, civilian-legal variant of the proven M249 SAW, originally developed as the FN MINIMI, and adopted by the US Military in 1988. It features closed-bolt operation, with a gas piston system, and can feed either from 200-round linked ammo belts, or 30-round STANAG magazines. The receiver of the M249S is constructed of formed steel, and comes with a steel bipod and a top-cover integrated 1913 Picatinny rail for optical attachment. Additional features include:

  • 20.5″ cold hammer-forged barrel
  • Hard chrome-plated bore and chamber
  • Quick-change barrel capability
  • removable heatshield
  • Ergonomic polymer buttstock
  • Crossbolt safety
  • Non-reciprocating charging handle
  • www.fnamerica.com/products/collector-series/m249s


    2 Responses to “SHOT Show – FN Herstal”

    1. At last, a real high capacity drum clip device on the civilian market. Ideal purchase for everyone in LA and NYC.

    2. Philip says:

      Wait ’til the anti-gun hoplophobes get wind of this… they really will be beating the “weapons of war” drum, if they weren’t already.

      I have no practical use or current range/shooting setup that can allow for one, but damn would it be cool to own.