FN M249S Centerfire Rifle | FN SAW

Own a piece of current and past history with the FN M249S Centerfire Rifle from one of the most storied military gun makers, FN. This collectible is a semiautomatic version of the machine gun that American troops have carried since 1991. Rugged polymer buttstock is ergonomically shaped for a solid cheek weld, while the pistol grip puts your body in the best position for accurate shooting. Trigger pull adjusts between 4 and 6.5 lbs. Quick-change cold-hammer-forged stainless steel 20.5″ machine-gun barrel boasts a flash suppressor to hide blinding muzzle flash in low-light conditions. Checking in at a whopping 17 lbs., you can rest assured that recoil is next to nonexistent. Integrated MIL-standard bipod delivers a solid rest anywhere you choose to shoot. MIL-standard M-1913 rail makes it easy to attach your favorite accessories. Primary sights are graduated to 1,000 meters, allowing you to hone in on distant targets. Semiautomatic closed-bolt operation.

FN M249S Centerfire Rifle FDE

FN M249S Centerfire Rifle FDE

FN M249S Centerfire Rifle

    • Semiautomatic version of the machine gun used by American troops
    • Durable polymer buttstock is shaped for a solid cheek weld
    • Trigger pull is easily adjustable between 4 and 6.5 lbs.
    • Quick-change cold-hammer-forged stainless steel barrel
    • Flash suppressor is ideal for low-light conditions
    • Integrated MIL-standard bipod and M-1913 rail
    • Graduated sights out to 1,000 meters

FN M249S Specifications

  • Caliber: 5.56x45mm
  • Operation: Closed-bolt
  • Mag Capacity: 200 Rd. belt or 30 Rd. mag
  • Weight: 17 lb.
  • Barrel Length: 18.5″
  • Overall Length: 40.75″
  • Overall Height: 9.5″
  • Trigger Pull: 4 – 6.5 lb.
  • Twist Rate: 1:7 RH

FN M249S PRIMARY FEATURES

  • Semi-auto replica of the government-issue FN M249 SAW
  • Robust gas system

FN M249S RECEIVER

  • 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

FN M249S BARREL

  • Quick-change barrel capability
  • 18.5″ cold hammer-forged steel
  • Hard chrome-plated bore and chamber
  • Removable heat shield

FN M249S STOCK

  • Highly ergonomic polymer buttstock assembly with hydraulic recoil buffer system and non-slip buttplate

FN M249S OPERATING CONTROLS

  • Crossbolt safety
  • Curved trigger for improved finger position and control
  • Redesigned trigger mechanism for semi-auto fire
  • Non-reciprocating charging handle

FN M249S FEED SYSTEM

  • Standard disintegrating link belt-fed
  • Under-mounted polymer ammunition container helps keep ammunition cleaner for reduced wear and added reliability

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FNH USA FS2000 Tactical Forend | FN F2000

FNH USA FS2000 Tactical Forend www.combatrifle.com

FNH USA FS2000 Tactical Forend

The FNH USA FS2000 Carbine

Tactical Forend is self explanatory. FN FS2000 Carbine Tactical Railed Forend Attaches to your FS2000 and give the shooter the capability to mount lights, lasers and foregrips to your gun. It seems to be listed as discontinued and Brownells is one of the few showing stock.

 

Features and Benefits:

  • Factory FNH Tactical Forend for the FS2000
  • Three Mil-Std 1913 rails
  • Aluminum construction
  • Replaces stock forend
  • Includes replacement alloy trigger guard and instructions
  • FNH Factory component ensures quality and a proper fit for your FS2000
  • Three Mil-Std 1913 rails allow for the attachment of various lights, lasers, and other accessories
  • Simple installation
  • Durable aluminum construction will hold up to hard use
FNH USA FS2000 Tactical Forend www.combatrifle.com

FNH USA FS2000 Tactical Forend

 

FNH USA FS2000 Tactical Forend Installed www.combatrifle.com

FNH USA FS2000 Tactical Forend Installed

Review from the internet – “You can’t beat an OEM part made by the gun manufacturer. This is made by FN and carries their logo. It is the quality you would expect from FN. It will install VERY easily if you can field strip your weapon. The instructions make it look more involved, but once you see what’s going on, it takes just a few minutes. I purchased this to install a vertical grip and it fits the bill just great. As indicated in the instructions, the barrel installation is a little stiff, as the tolerance is tight. Very quality piece with everything in the quality you would expect from FN.

Features:

  • Factory FNH Tactical Forend for the FS2000
  • Three Mil-Std 1913 rails
  • Aluminum construction
  • Replaces stock forend
  • Includes replacement alloy trigger guard and instructions

Benefits:

  • FNH Factory component ensures quality and a proper fit for your FS2000
  • Three Mil-Std 1913 rails allow for the attachment of various lights, lasers, and other accessories
  • Simple installation
  • Durable aluminum construction will hold up to hard use

FNH USA FS2000 Tactical Forend

FN SCAR BARREL ASSEMBLY | AFTERMARKET SCAR BARREL

Today it’s no small feat to introduce a completely new weapon platform and have it succeed in a land dominated by the AR15 and to a lesser degree the AR-10 and 308AR. FN has managed to do just that with the FN SCAR platform. While the FN SCAR might not be as modular as the at aforementioned AR-15, AR-10 and 308AR the after market upgrades from FN as well as third party sources are a testament of the platforms success.  To that end FN is offering three different SCAR BARREL ASSEMBLY upgrades.

FN SCAR BARREL ASSEMBLY | AFTERMARKET SCAR BARREL

FN SCAR Barrel Assembly

FN SCAR BARREL ASSEMBLY VARIATIONS

FNH SCAR 16S 10" Barrel Assembly www.combatrifle.com

FNH SCAR 16S 10″ Barrel Assembly

Description: FNH SCAR 16S 10″ Barrel Assembly Mfr Part: 98802. The FN SCAR barrel assemblies are cold hammer-forged, chrome-lined MIL-SPEC steel barrels with front sight assembly, gas block assembly, gas regulator, gas piston and flash hider installed.  Available in short lengths for reduced weight, fast handling and confined space maneuvering.  Assemblies can be easily installed by the user with a Torx T25 and 62 In Lb torque wrench and are ready to shoot without headspacing. This barrel will only fit FNH SCAR 16 rifles chambered in 5.56 NATO.   All NFA/ATF Rules Apply.  You May Not Install This Barrel Assembly On Your SCAR Rifle Unless It Is A Registered SBR

FNH SCAR 16S 14" Barrel Assembly www.combatrifle.com

FNH SCAR 16S 14″ Barrel Assembly

Description: FNH SCAR 16S 14″ Barrel Assembly Mfr Part: 98804.  The FN SCAR barrel assemblies are cold hammer-forged, chrome-lined MIL-SPEC steel barrels with front sight assembly, gas block assembly, gas regulator, gas piston and flash hider installed.  Available in short lengths for reduced weight, fast handling and confined space maneuvering.  Assemblies can be easily installed by the user with a Torx T25 and 62 In Lb torque wrench and are ready to shoot without headspacing. This barrel will only fit FNH SCAR 16 rifles chambered in 5.56 NATO.   All NFA/ATF Rules Apply.  You May Not Install This Barrel Assembly On Your SCAR Rifle Unless It Is A Registered SBR

FN SCAR 17s Barrel Assemblies

FNH SCAR 17S 13" Barrel Assembly www.combatrifle.com

FNH SCAR 17S 13″ Barrel Assembly

Description: FNH SCAR 17S 13″ Barrel Assembly Mfr Part: 98814.  The FN SCAR barrel assemblies are cold hammer-forged, chrome-lined MIL-SPEC steel barrels with front sight assembly, gas block assembly, gas regulator, gas piston and flash hider installed.  Available in short lengths for reduced weight, fast handling and confined space maneuvering.  Assemblies can be easily installed by the user with a Torx T25 and 62 In Lb torque wrench and are ready to shoot without headspacing. This barrel will only fit FNH SCAR 17 rifles chambered in 7.62 NATO.   All NFA/ATF Rules Apply.  You May Not Install This Barrel Assembly On Your SCAR Rifle Unless It Is A Registered SBR

 

 

The FN SCAR barrel assemblies are cold hammer-forged, chrome-lined MIL-SPEC steel barrels with front sight assembly, gas block assembly, gas regulator, gas piston and flash hider installed. Available in short lengths for reduced weight, fast handling and confined space maneuvering. Assemblies can be easily installed by the user with a Torx T25 and 62 In Lb torque wrench and are ready to shoot without headspacing. ALL NFA RULES APPLY. SPECS: Material: Cold hammer-forged, chrome-lined MIL-SPEC steel.

AFTERMARKET SCAR BARREL


FN CSR-20

FN CSR™-20

FN CSR-20

The Future of Advanced Combat Precision Sniper Rifles

The FN CSR™-20, or Compact Sniper Rifle, is the future of advanced combat precision sniper rifles. Leveraging and improving upon combat-proven architecture of the FN SCAR® family of weapons, the FN CSR™-20 provides a highly reliable, accurate and modular weapon system designed for easy operator and armorer level maintenance. The FN CSR™-20 is chambered in 7.62x51mm, features a sub-MOA, 16-inch, cold hammer-forged, chrome-lined barrel, monolithic aluminum receiver, and non-folding stock with adjustable cheekpiece. *Product in development.

FN CSR™-20
PRIMARY FEATURES

Semi-automatic
Rotating, locking bolt
Composite polymer trigger moduleCapable of suppressed fire
Enhanced accuracy in a compact package

Receiver

Hard-anodized monolithic aluminum receiver
MIL-STD 1913 accessory rails at 3, 6, 9 and 12 o’clock positions

Barrel

Cold hammer-forged, chrome-lined steel
Fully free-floating design
Can be removed/replaced by the operator
Flash hider optimized for suppressed fire

Stock

Non-folding adjustable cheekpiece and length of pull
without tools
Aluminum and polymer construction

Operating Controls

Ambidextrous selector lever and magazine release
Match-grade trigger
Non-reciprocating charging handle may be mounted
on left or right side
Adjustable gas regulator for use with or without
suppressor to optimize bolt speed and functioning

Magazine

Steel body, low friction follower
Extended base pad

FN CSR™-20

CALIBER: 7.62×51 mm
MAGAZINE: 20 RD.
Operation: short-stroke gas piston
Effective Range: 800 m point target
Overall Length: 40.1″ (extended); 35.9″ (collapsed)


FS2000 Semi Automatic Bullpup Style Assault Weapon | HALO MA5B

FN FS2000 Semi Automatic “Bullpup” style Assault Rifle, Modern Sporting Rifle!

FN FS2000 Semi Automatic "Bullpup" style Assault Rifle, Modern Sporting Rifle!

FNH FS2000 Bullpup Style Assault Rifle

FNH F2000 Bullpup Style Modern Sporting Rifle

To get a better understanding of the FNH FS2000 heres the Wikipedia history of the F2000, the military version of the FS2000. The F2000 is a modular weapon system; its main component is a compact 5.56 mm caliber assault rifle configured in a bullpup layout. This selective fire weapon is a gas-operated design utilizing a short-stroke piston system driven by propellant gases diverted into the hollow gas cylinder through a port in the barrel; it fires from a closed bolt position. The weapon is locked with a rotary bolt which features 7 radial locking lugs, a spring-powered extractor and ejector. The chamber, bolt, and ejector mechanisms can be accessed by flipping up a hinged cover in the receiver, behind the sight housing.

The weapon consists of two main assemblies: the barrel and the receiver, joined together with a latch, located above the oversized trigger guard. The barrel group is integrated with a MIL-STD-1913 Picatinny rail used to mount optical sights. The receiver housing contains the trigger group, the bolt and bolt carrier assembly, return mechanism and magazine well. A removable handguard is installed in front of the trigger which completes and encloses the trigger guard. The forward handguard can be removed to equip a variety of tactical accessories; the manufacturer offers handguard pieces with built-in laser sights, halogen tactical lights, a 40 mm grenade launcher module, shotgun, less-lethal launcher or a triple Picatinny rail forend.

 

The F2000 is hammer-fired and has a trigger mechanism with a fire selector unit borrowed from the P90 submachine gun; the selector toggle is a rotating disc located under the trigger. The fire selector doubles as the weapon’s manual safety and secures the firearm against accidental discharge (the selector/safety disc has 3 settings: “S” – safe, “1” – semi-automatic mode, “A” – fully automatic fire). The “safe” setting disables the trigger. Many of the internal components including the hammer and sear are made of polymer.

F2000 Tactical

F2000 Tactical

The F2000 uses a unique ejection system, ejecting spent cartridge casings forward and to the right side of the weapon – through a tube running alongside the barrel. This method of ejection provides for fully ambidextrous operation; the rifle can be used without any modification by both right and left-handed shooters. This ejection pattern was achieved by using a swiveling polymer tray, which receives the empty casing from the bolt face immediately after disengaging from the extractor. As the empty casing is extracted it is held while the rocker assembly tilts to lift it above and clear of the feed path as the next round is stripped from the magazine by the bolt head. The casing is fed into the tray located in a cavity in the receiver wall, which then pivots the cartridge case and directs it into a chute (above the barrel); the case is discarded from the tilting tray by being impacted by a pin on the moving bolt carrier upon its forward return. Only when the ejection tube contains more than five cases is the first of them ejected forward through a port just behind and to the right of the muzzle. This system is patent protected (patent number 5675924 dated 14 October 1997 by René Predazzer and patent 6389725 from February 25 2000, author – Charles Denuit).[2] The ambidexterity provided by forward ejection is its most obvious benefit, and removes many of the tactical and user difficulties (such as lack of ambidexterity, inability to shoot around corners, and gas and debris released in close proximity to the shooters face) that bullpup designs usually create.

FS2000 Standard

FS2000 Standard

 

The F2000 is fed from standard NATO (STANAG 4179) box magazines with a 30-round cartridge capacity using 5.56x45mm ammunition. The magazine catch button was installed symmetrically in the pistol grip, in front of the magazine; the magazine catch is operated by an oversize actuator used when wearing NBC gloves. The F2000 is not configured from the factory to have a drop-free magazine system due to the friction from the removable dust gaskets. The magazine needs to be pulled out manually. It should also be noted that the rifle does not have a hold-open device; the bolt does not stay back after the last round is fired. The cocking handle is placed on the left side of the receiver, just above the handguard, and can be easily operated by left-handed shooters. There are no access points for the possible ingress of dirt or debris; the cocking handle slot is sealed.

The rifle’s hammer-forged steel barrel has a flash suppressor with an angled cut at the tip which directs the muzzle blast upward, compensating for muzzle rise. The F2000 has an optional bayonet lug mounted near the muzzle, and an adjustable gas regulator with two settings: “normal” for standard ammunition meeting NATO specifications, and “adverse” – used to send an increased volume of gas into the system to ensure proper functioning when fouled or when using low pressure ammunition. The weapon’s primary sight is a telescopic sight with a fixed 1.6x magnification (the reticle also enables use in low-light conditions) contained in a plastic housing above the receiver (mounted on the MIL-STD-1913 rail), the secondary sight is a non-adjustable fixed notch and front blade, molded into the optical sight housing cover. The sight cover and sight module can be quickly removed to reveal the Picatinny rail.

One of the modules developed for the F2000 system is a proprietary lightweight 40 mm under-slung GL1 grenade launcher (empty weight – 1 kg) that uses standard low-velocity 40x46mm grenades. The launcher is a single-shot breech-loaded pump-action weapon with a barrel that slides forward for loading and unloading (like the M203 grenade launcher), locked by axial rotation of the barrel. The weapon’s trigger was installed directly under the F2000’s trigger so that it can be manipulated without removing the shooting hand from the rifle’s pistol grip. The breech release button is found on the left side of the launcher body, like on the M203. The grenade launcher barrel length is 230 mm (9.1 in). The grenade launcher comes with a basic flip-up ladder sight, but it was intended to be used with a specially-designed optoelectronic fire control system designated FCS, developed in cooperation with the Finnish company Noptel.

The aiming module is installed in place of the standard optical sight and becomes the weapon’s primary sight when mounted, but its main purpose is to accurately determine and indicate the range of a grenade target. The module is powered by a 9 V battery pack, installed in the stock, behind the magazine well. The power pack is also intended to power any other tactical accessories or systems that could be introduced. The FCS integrates a low-power laser rangefinder (precise to within +/- 1 m), a day-time aiming channel with an electronically projected reticle, a measured range display reading and a diode elevation adjustment indicator. The fire control system calculates a firing solution manifested by the barrel’s angle of elevation using target range information from the laser rangefinder (the rangefinder is activated by pushing a button on the pistol grip, below the trigger), corrected manually by the shooter through a push-button interface (add/subtract buttons) on the FCS top cover to take account for head or tail winds that could affect the desired range. The F2000 FCS also contains software with the ballistic properties of up to six types of 40 mm grenades and can be reprogrammed to take advantage of future munition improvements.

After obtaining a range measurement, the distance to the target is displayed on a liquid crystal screen and the elevation diode flashes red. Once a correct elevation has been achieved by tilting the rifle, the diode changes color to green indicating the weapon is ready to fire. A further three signaling diodes have been installed on the top of the FCS unit, enabling accurate firing from the hip. The fire control computer makes firing regular grenades accurately much easier, though it cannot launch smart grenades. There is an Israeli system that uses the M203 and a computerized sight to fire 40 mm air burst grenades. Neither of these should be confused with the 20 mm and 25 mm grenades of the US OICW program. The FCS is under continuous development and newer versions differ somewhat from the original concept.

A 3-shot grenade launcher is also being developed for the weapon (in 40 mm). The rifle can also be adapted for police operations by using under-slung modules with a 12-gauge 5-shot shotgun or a 12-gauge less-lethal XM303 pneumatic shotgun. A module with a 20 mm grenade launcher is also planned (using 20x28mm ammunition from the OICW program) with an integrated FCS unit.

The F2000 Tactical railed variant is similar to the standard model, but it lacks the optical sight, and comes instead with an extended top receiver MIL-STD-1913 rail with flip-up iron sights.

FNH FS2000 History

The FS2000 is a civilian-legal, semi-automatic version of the F2000 that first became available in June 2006. The FS2000 Tactical model is equipped with an extended barrel with a permanently attached flash suppressor and a 1:7 in right hand twist rifling rate; the bayonet lug was not included on the FS2000 rifles. The lower hand guard can be removed in the same manner as the F2000 to accept the same variety of accessories. It comes with a Picatinny rail optic rail along with backup iron sights. The rear flip-up National Match-sized aperture is adjustable for windage, while the removable front sight is adjustable for elevation. A small number of the early models featured a stepped barrel contour as well as a demilled bayonet lug. A measurement of the stepped barrel’s rifling was as long as the non-stepped barrel, revealing that the stepped barrel is not simply a shorter F2000 military barrel with an extended flash hider.

 

FN Herstal recalled approximately four hundred early FS2000 carbines in July 2006[3] due to the heavier military firing pins causing slam fires with commercial ammunition. The fixed rifles are equipped with a reduced mass firing pin, captured firing pin spring, and a revised bolt. Some users have experienced light primer strikes and short-stroking with the recalled parts using certain types of ammunition.

FS2000 OD Green

FS2000 OD Green

A new variant of the FS2000, called the FS2000 Standard, is equipped with the factory F2000 1.6x magnification optic and sight cover. It does not contain the grenade launcher computer. The FS2000 Standard arrived in the US civilian market in December 2007 .

FS2000 Accuracy from Media Sources

The January 2009 Guns magazine has a brief review of the FS2000. They reported the following accuracy from the bench at 100 yards. 3 shot groups measuring 1/2″ – 3/4″ with Corbon 62 grain DPX at 2878fps and Hornady 55 grain VX at 3023fps. For ball ammo the gun prefered NATO 62 grain M855 over 55 grain M193 ball ammo. IMI M855 averaged 1 1/2″ 3 shot groups at 3054fps.

FNH FS2000 Picture

FNH FS2000

FS2000 Accuracy

Being the type of person who needs to see things with his own eyes I ordered a box of the Cor Bon 62gr DPX DPX22362/20 from Brownells. I want to see how my results compare with the results that appeared in the Jan 2009 issue of “Guns Magazine” mentioned above.

.223 Corbon DPX 62gr

223 Corbon DPX 62gr

FS2000 Spare Parts

The FS2000 is a fairly uncommon firearm and spare parts aren’t going to be found as easily as say an AR15 or M1A. I believe that its good practice to purchase a few spares before you need them. It appears the part most prone to breakage is the part referred to as the “Switch”. The switch isn’t broken during use but instead its broken when the operator is servicing the weapon.

  • Switch: Part# BFS2000058
  • Standard Handguard: Part# BFS2000056
  • Piston Part# BFS2000032
  • Gas Rings Part# BFS2000033
  • Extractor Spring Part# BFS2000075
  • Extractor Part# BFS2000074
  • Firing Pin Part# BFS2000061

Spares are available from Browning Service Dept

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AR Gold Trigger

AR Gold Trigger

FN SCAR16s Picatinney Damage

FN SCAR 16s

FN SCAR 16s

May 23, 2009

FN SCAR16s Picatinney Damage – I received an email with images from my friend Jim who was completely disappointed with the condition his brand new $3000 FN SCAR 16s arrived from the factory. Apparently when FN builds the SCAR16s rifle they attach an accelerometer to the picatinny rail for the purpose of measuring and qualifying the SCAR bolt cyclic rate. It appears that on Jim’s specimen SCAR the accelerometer was not properly installed which resulted in the hard coat and anodizing being scuffed and removed to bare aluminum in several locations along the picatinny rail. This is more than a simple cosmetic issue. The anodizing and hard coat protects the aluminum from oxidation and galvanic corrosion which in turn protects the FN SCAR16s and devices that utilize the picatinny rail.

Jim was quick to get a call into FN who admitted they had heard of this issue on other SCARS but had not seen it until Jim’s images. FN agreed to rectify the situation at once.

Update: FN decided they would not resolve this for Jim. Probably were concerned with a flood of FN SCAR16s owners looking for similar treatment. In a recent informal poll online it was about a 50/50 split whether this blemish was something to be concerned with or not. Some SCAR owners feel that the rail would like like that after installing an optic mount anyhow so it was no big deal. Well I see it the same as Jim with this rifle. If I spend $3000 for any gun I expect it to be flawless from the factory. If the picatinny rail gets chewed up from an optic I install that’s different and my choice. I expect better from FN.

 

FN SCAR 16s Damage

FN SCAR 16s Damage

FN SCAR 16s Damage

FN SCAR 16s Damage

 

SCAR Armorers Tools
TangoDown has made some tools available for working on the FN SCAR.

  • SCAR Armorer’s Block Set
  • SCAR Upper Receiver/Barrel Vise Block
  • SCAR Lower Receiver/Trigger Module Vise
  • SCAR Bolt Maintenance Block
TangoDown FN SCAR Armorers Tools

TangoDown FN SCAR Armorers Tools

FN SCAR16s Picatinney Damage