FN FNC For Sale
The Fabrique Nationale Carbine or FN FNC For Sale was designed in Belgium by Fabrique Nationale (FN) during 1975-1977. It evolved from a commercially unsuccessful FN CAL assault rifle, that had no significant sales. Production of the FNC began in 1979. This assault rifle had some export success. It has been exported to Congo, Indonesia, Nigeria, Sri Lanka, Tonga, and Venezuela. It was adopted by Belgian armed forces only in 1989 and replaced a venerable FN FAL. Production ceased in 1999. Its modified versions were license-produced in Indonesia and Sweden.
FN tried to design an inexpensive and not too complex weapon that would be competitive on the market. Expensive precision-machined parts were replaced by less expensive castings and stampings where possible.
The FN went with a global trend and designed a weapon chambered for a smaller caliber ammunition. The FNC is chambered for a standard NATO 5.56×45 mm round.
The FNC is a sound design, influenced by both the AK and the AR-15. It is designed to fire rifle grenades.
Semi-automatic only variants were imported in the U.S. in the early 1980s called the FNC Sporter. In 1989, they were banned from import after the ATF changed the definition of “Sporting Purpose.”
The FNC was primarily developed for export, but several years after its introduction it also became the Belgian standard issue rifle. The main users are Indonesia and Sweden, who also produced the FNC under license. Various other nations adopted the FNC, mostly non-Western nations with harsh climate conditions. The FNC has been replaced on the production line by the F2000, but remains in widespread use.
|Country of origin||Belgium|
|Caliber||5.56 x 45 mm|
|Weight (empty)||3.84 kg|
|Length (with folded stock)||766 mm|
|Barrel length||449 mm|
|Muzzle velocity||925 – 965 m/s|
|Cyclic rate of fire||625 – 750 rpm|
|Practical rate of fire||40 – 100 rpm|
|Magazine capacity||30 rounds|
|Sighting range||400 m|
|Range of effective fire||400 m|