FN’s Military Collector Series is flat-out awesome. For those unfortunate souls who don’t know what that is, it’s FN’s line of commercial, semi-auto variants of iconic military designs. There were initially three rifles in this series: the M4 and M16, which are civilian variants of M4A1 carbine and the M16A4 rifle, and the M249S, a civilian-legal version of the M249. Now, FN has introduced the M249S Para.

A take on the M249 Paratrooper model originally designed for airborne forces, the M249S Para features a machine gun-grade, 16.1-inch, cold hammer-forged barrel, a closed bolt for semi-automatic only operation, a classic M249 flip-up feed tray, an integrated steel bipod, a robust gas-piston system, and the iconic telescoping and rotating buttstock, which makes it lighter and more compact.

The rifle has an MSRP of $8,799 in Black and $9,199 in Flat Dark Earth.

Caliber: 5.56x45mm
Operation: Semi-automatic, closed bolt, gas piston
Color(s): Black or FDE
Overall Length: 31.5” – 37”
Stock: Rotating, telescoping buttstock assembly with hydraulic recoil buffer system and nonslip buttplate
Receiver: Formed steel frame with claw extractor design, fixed and pivoting ejector with side ejection of spent cases, top cover with integrated MIL-STD 1913 mounting rail.
Capacity: 200-round ammunition box or 30-round GI-pattern steel magazine
Weight: 17 lbs.
Magazine: (1) GI-pattern steel magazine
MSRP: $8,799 (Black); $9,199 (FDE)

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