No blank firing with M249 short barrel
Never fire blanks with your M249 machine gun if it’s equipped with a short barrel. The increased bolt unlocking velocity can damage the receiver’s inner rail. Fire blanks with the normal M249 barrel and the M249 blank firing attachment, NSN 1005-21-912-8997. The Army is developing a BFA for the short barrel. PS will let you know when it’s available.
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