Rifle 7.62mm FN C1A1

Rifle, FN 7.62mm C1A1

The Rifle, 7.62mm, FN, C1A1, is designed primarily as a personal weapon for the Canadian Forces.[OUT OF SERVICE IN THE EARLY '90's REPLACED BY THE C7 RIFLE]. The C1A1 is a semi-automatic weapon which enables the operator to fire single shots at varying rates. The rifle can be fitted with a telescopic sight for sniping and long range fighting, and a bayonet for close combat.

The Rifle, 7.62mm, FN, C1A1D, is equipped with a selector switch which enables the user to fire single shots or automatic bursts. It is in service aboard Canadian Forces ships.

The Rifle, 7.62mm, FN, C1A1, and C1A1D, are air cooled, gas and spring operated weapons. Both feed from a magazine, have an adjustable gas regulator, and fire from a positive locked breech.

The main components of the weapon can be disassembled and assembled by the user for cleaning purposes.


IDENTIFICATION

Manufacturer 

 Canadian Arsenals Limited

Models 

 C1A1 and C1A1D

TECHNICAL SPECIFICATIONS

PHYSICAL DATA

Weight

Normal butt, empty magazine

 9 lb. 6 oz.

Normal butt, full 20 rd magazine 

 10 lb. 15 oz.

Length

Normal butt 

 44.75 in

ANCILLARY ITEMS

Bayonet

Adapter, magazine charger

Telescope, sniper, C1

Mount, telescope, C2

Attachment, blank firing

OPERATING DATA

System of operation 

 Spring and gas operated, magazine fed.

Safety feature 

 Mechanically locked dropped breech block.

Muzzle velocity 

 2750 40 fps.

BARREL DATA

Length 

 21 in.

Calibre 

 7.62 mm

RIFLING PARTICULARS

Number of grooves 

 6

Pitch 

 1 turn in 12 in.

Direction of twist 

 right hand

BUTT LENGTHS

Extra long butt 

 11.5 in.

Long butt 

 11 in.

Normal butt 

 10.25 in.

Short butt 

 9.75 in.

AMMUNITION DATA

Type 

 7.62 mm NATO STANDARD

Size 

 7.62 mm

Magazine capacity 

 20 rounds

SIGHTING DATA

Rear sight 

 aperture

Front sight 

 blade

Sight radius 

 21 in.

RANGE OF ADJUSTMENT

Ranging 

 Rear sight is graduated from 200 to 600 yards in increments of 100 yards.

Zeroing - Rear sight 

 One revolution of the zeroing screws provides 5 minutes of angular or 9.52 inches latéral movement of the MPI at 200 yards.

Zeroing - Front sight 

 One revolution of the front sight blade provides 4 minutes of angular or 8.57 inches vertical movement of the MPI at 200 yards.


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