First Look: FNH USA Military Collector Series

First Look: FNH USA Military Collector Series

FNH USA announced the launch of the FN Military Collector Series, a product line that will feature commercial variants of FN's most iconic and historic military designs.


The initial products to be featured in the series will be the FN 15 Military Collector M4 and M16 as well as the semi-automatic FN M249S, a replica of the fully-automatic M249 SAW or Squad Automatic Weapon in service with the U.S. military since the 1980s.

"This new line of products allows us to showcase FN's battle-proven legacy of producing firearms for militaries world-wide and passing this technology on to our commercial customers," said Mark Cherpes, president and CEO for FN America. "We're excited to bring these semi-automatic versions of the world's most iconic products to America's gun owners."


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FN M249S

The M249s, chambered in 5.56 NATO, features a 20.5-inch cold-hammer-forged, chrome-lined alloy-steel barrel with a twist rate of 1:7. Unlike the fully automatic military version, the M249S operates from a closed-bolt position in semi-auto only instead of the open-bolt configuration currently in service with the U.S. military.

The M249S weighs 17 pounds empty and is 40.75 inches long and 9.5 inches high. Trigger pull is adjustable from 4-6.5 pounds. The gun operates with a belt or a standard AR magazine and comes with links and one AR magazine. The suggested retail price is $7,999.

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FN 15 Military Collector M16

The FNH USA Military Collector M16, chambered in 5.56 NATO, comes with a 20-inch button-broached, chrome-lined alloy-steel barrel with a twist rate of 1:7. The barrel is crowned with an A2 compensator, and the rifle comes with an A2-style front sight and back-up iron sights at the rear.

The rifle comes with a fixed stock and features an M5 RAS Adaptor rail, rail covers included, from Knights Armament. The overall weight is 8.29 pounds. The Military Collector M16 has an overall length of 39.7 inches and features an adjustable trigger pull weight of 4.75-7.75 pounds.

The rifle ships with one aluminum 30-round magazine, and the suggested retail price is $1,749.

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FN 15 Military Collector M4

The FNH USA Military Collector M4, chambered in 5.56 NATO, comes with a 16-inch button-broached, chrome-lined alloy steel barrel with a twist rate of 1:7. The A2 compensator is pinned and welded to the barrel to comply with BATFE regulations. As with the M16, the M4 features an A2-style front sight with back-up iron sights.

The rifle comes with a 6-position collapsible buttstock and also features an M4 RAS adaptor rail from Knights Armament. The overall weight is 6.64 pounds. Overall length is adjustable from 30.75-34 inches, and the length of pull is adjustable from 11-14.25 inches. Trigger pull weight is adjustable from 4.75-7.75 pounds.

The rifle ships with one aluminum 30-round magazine, and the suggested retail price is $1,749.

The first three variants of the FNH USA FN Military Collector Series began shipping to distributors in winter 2015 and will be available to consumers in early 2016. Future product offerings under the series will be introduced at a later date.

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