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FN America M249S 5.56x45mm NATO Standard Rifle - 18.5" Black


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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"
  • 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


Crossbolt safety

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

More Information
SKU 46-100169
Product Type Firearm
Manufacturer FNH USA
Twist Rate 1:7
Color Black
Barrel Length 18.5"
Caliber 5.56X45

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