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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Likewise, a magazine inserted into the magazine well will prevent the simultaneous manal of a belt. The minimj is 5-position adjustable that is also adjustable for cheek rest height with a folding shoulder rest and hydraulic buffer. Another variant of the SPW requested by the US Special 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.

In service in several countries. Special Forces also use the Mk cartridge with 77 grain bullet 5 gram. A trained soldier can perform a barrel change and ready the weapon for aimed fire in 6—7 seconds. It is an air-cooled weapon that is capable of fully automatic fire only.

Archived at the Wayback Machine. Both the standard and Para models come with a rear sight, adjustable for windage and elevation, that provides janual peep aperture for ranges from to m in m increments. In the “weapon safe” position, it disables the sear mechanism; pushing the button to the right side exposes a red-colored rim on the left side of the firearm and indicates the weapon is ready to fire.

A trained soldier can perform a barrel change and ready the weapon for aimed fire in seconds.


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

This lead free hard core cartridge with increased penetrating power is particularly suitable for light MGs. Retrieved 16 May 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. FN Minimi Para — a short-barreled “paratrooper” version withtelescoped buttstock in extended position.

FN Minimi – Wikipedia

Retrieved 27 December Apart from the different caliber, the Minimi 7. As a result of favorable reviews of the Mk 48 Mod 0 and increasing demand for a more powerful variant of the Minimi, FN Herstal introduced the Minimi 7.

Small Arms Survey Weapons manufactured by Pindad. Archived PDF from the original on 1 June Retrieved on July 29, 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.

FN Minimi – Modern Firearms

Matte black or FDE color. Army as M Copies of the Minimi have been produced in China, called the XY 5. Taiwan also produced the Minimi without license, as the T The FN Minimi short for French: Archived from the original on 30 May All models can alternatively be fitted with a fixed synthetic stock, the same used on the M, which contains a hydraulic buffer that contributes to stabilizing the rate of fire and reducing recoil forces.

The design of the buttstock contributes to simple, comfortable and accurate firing. Bourlet US patent and allows the Minimi to pass instantaneously from belt feed to magazine feed without any modification.


The double core construction with exposed bullet tip, mainly produced by ATK, also has a low emission and due to their component assembly it ensures higher efficiency. The open sights are standard, with the availability of vide variety of optical and night sights for SPW and Mk. 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.

FN MINIMI 5.56x45mm Light Machine Gun

Gas piston driven, majual buffer Bolt mechanism: 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. The company stated the new Mk3 was designed around the feedback received from actual combat troops using the weapon in the field.

Gas-operatedrotating bolt. The Mk3 configuration is only available with the hydraulic buffer.

The hooded front sight is installed in a post on the gas block and is also adjustable for elevation and windage. The Minimi is striker-fired and the bolt carrier functions as the striker mechanism.

Essentially, all updates are focused on improved ergonomics and improved mobility. It is an air-cooled weapon capable of fully automatic fire only. Retrieved from ” http: An under-mounted polymer ammunition container helps keep ammunition cleaner for reduced wear and added reliability.