The MK 48 MACHINE GUN brings the extended range and greater penetration of the hard-hitting 7.62x51mm round in a lighter, more compact platform. In use by U.S. special operators, it was designed to be light and compact enough to keep up with fast-moving troops as they manoeuvre on and close with the enemy. The MK 48 MOD 1 can additionally augment conventional ground forces as well, when a manoeuvrable, lightweight larger calibre machine gun is needed.
The MK 48 MOD 1 incorporates improved receiver pins, a new gas block and a vented handguard with an improved heat shield and three MIL-STD-1913 rails. The MK 48 MOD 1’s cold hammer-forged MIL-SPEC barrel has a hard-chromed bore for longer life and improved accuracy and serves as the mounting point for the carry handle. The receiver is formed steel and is equipped with a top-mounted MIL-STD-1913 optical rail. A hydraulic buffer greatly reduces recoil, helping the operator keep more rounds on target. The cross-bolt safety and curved trigger help enhance operator control. Includes one spare barre