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.
Canadian Arsenals Limited
C1A1 and C1A1D
Normal butt, empty magazine
9 lb. 6 oz.
Normal butt, full 20 rd magazine
10 lb. 15 oz.
Adapter, magazine charger
Telescope, sniper, C1
Mount, telescope, C2
Attachment, blank firing
System of operation
Spring and gas operated, magazine fed.
Mechanically locked dropped breech block.
2750 ± 40 fps.
Number of grooves
1 turn in 12 in.
Direction of twist
Extra long butt
7.62 mm NATO STANDARD
RANGE OF ADJUSTMENT
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.