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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FN Minimi — Belgian-made version of basic machine gun. Note the lack of the heat shield above the barrel,and the tubular buttstock.

FN Minimi Para — a short-barreled “paratrooper” version withtelescoped buttstock in extended position.

The Minimi light machine gun was developed by the famous Belgian company FN Herstal, in the late s and early s. Since its introduction Minimi has seen widespread service, and numerous variations have been developed. First, the Para Paratroop version came out, with shorter barrel and tubular telescoped butt.


This gun traded off some of the range and firepower for compactness and maneuverability. 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. To save weight, the magazine feed option of the standard and para models has been discarded. The FN Minimi has an excellent reputation on reliability and firepower, and the latest reports on failures ofM Minimii weapons in Iraq are attributed to the age of the weapons used — most ofthe current issue M in US Army are more than 10 years old and quite worn out.

The Minimi is operated using conventional gas action with the gas piston located below the barrel, and the barrel is locked using the traditional rotary bolt.

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The barrel is quick-detachable, and has a carrying handle attached to it,to help for quick replacement procedure. The Minkmi has an alternative feed system, which allows to use disintegrating metallic belts as a primary feed option, or Mtype box magazines as a back-up feed option.

The belt is feed using ninimi top feed unit, the magazines are inserted through the magazine port,located at the left side of the receiver and angled down.


The Flip-up dust covercloses the magazine port when it is not in use, serving also as a belt guide. When magazine is in place, this cover raises up and closes the belt-way to avoiddual feeds and jams. The latest SPW and Mk.

FN MINIMI 5.56x45mm Light Machine Gun

The belts are fed from special rounds plastic boxes that can beclipped beneath the receiver. All Minimi versions fire from open bolt to ensure optimal barrel cooling between bursts.

The folding bipod is mounded under the gas chamber, and the gun has provisions for tripod or vehicle mountings. The open sights are standard, with the availability of vide variety of optical and night sights for SPW and Mk. Toggle fnn Modern Firearms. Dror Negev Negev NG7.