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R1 7.62 mm Rifle

South African 7.62mm battle rifle based on the Belgian FN

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Specifications
aa.Weapon7.62mm R-1 Battle Rifle
abDescriptionThe South African R-1 series of rifles are based on the Fabrique Nationale de Herstal (FN) Fusil Automatique Léger (light automatic rifle) or FAL
ac.TypeBattle Rifle
ad.Calibre7.62 mm (.308 in) x 51 NATO
ae.Overall Length110 cm (44.46 in)
af.Overall Width 
ag.OverallHeight 
ah.Crew 
ai.Country of OriginBelgium/South Africa
aj.Ammunition 
ak.Effective Range (HE) 
al.Muzzle Velocity (HE) 
ba.Feed Mechanism20-round detachable box magazine
bbTraverse 
bc.Elevation 
bd.Rate of Fire650 - 700 rpm (cyclic); 120 rpm (automatic); 60 rpm (single shot)
be.SightsFore sight: Cylindrical post; Rear sight: Aperture sliding on bed; Graduation: 200 to 600 m in increments; Sight radius: 553 mm
bf.Muzzle Energy322 mkp
bg.Barrel Length533 mm (21 in)
bh.Weight of Barrel 
bi.Rifling 
bj.OperationGas-operated, tilting block
bk.Recoil 
bl.Firing Support Base 
bm.Breech 
cj.DesignerDieudonne Saive
ckDesigned1951
cl.ManufacturerLyttelton Engineering Works (LEW) and the Armaments Development and Production Corporation of South Africa (ARMSCOR).
cm.Produced 
cn.VariantsR1: Standard; R2: Folding stock ; R3: Semi-automatic
co.In Service 
cp.Proliferation 
 
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