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FN® MK 48 MOD 2

Available for law enforcement and military.

The FN® MK 48 MOD 2 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 maneuver on and close with the enemy. The MK 48 MOD 2 can additionally augment conventional ground forces as well, when a maneuverable, lightweight larger caliber machine gun is needed.

The MK 48 MOD 2 incorporates improved receiver pins, a new gas block and a vented hand guard with improved heat shield and three MIL-STD-1913 rails. The MK 48 MOD 2’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 crossbolt safety and curved trigger help enhance operator control. Includes one spare barrel.

The MK48 MOD 2 upgrade allows adapting the traditional MK48 to evolutions in soldier’s body armor, accessories (forward grips, lasers), and improved ergonomics from the standing and kneeling positions.

MK48 MOD 2 improvements include:

  • A telescopic buttstock with adjustable length (5 position with adjustment range of 3”) and adjustable cheek rest height (4 position with adjustment range of 1.3”)
  • A handguard combined with side a lower accessory rails, shaped to provide an ergonomic grip even with the bipod folded
  • A reinforced bipod foldable to the rear even with a pistol grip attached to the lower rail
  • An ergonomically improved cocking handle that allows better rearward and forward manipulation
  • An improved feed cover retaining latch
  • Belt retaining pawls to ensure easier and more reliable loading
  • Enhanced trigger guard that allows additional room for gloves

LE & Military pricing on request.

*Product follows USA specifications
*Military products available to U.S. sales only


  • Caliber: 7.62x51mm NATO
  • Operation: Open-bolt
  • Weight: 18.26 lbs
  • Barrel Length: 19.75″
  • Overall Length: 39.75″
  • Effective Range: 800m, point target
  • Maximum Range: 3,600m
  • Rate of Fire: 730 RPM
  • Height: 9.33″
  • Trigger Pull: 6 - 13 lb.

Product Features


Changeable barrel

Matte black non-reflective finish on all surfaces

Lightweight titanium bipod


Formed steel frame

Claw extractor design

Fixed, pivoting ejector plus side ejection of cases

Top cover integrated MIL-STD-1913 mounting rail for sighting systems


Cold hammer-forged steel

Hard chrome-plated bore and chamber


Adjustable buttstock: 5 positions length adjustment and 6 positions cheek rest height adjustment with integrated hydraulic buffer


Crossbolt safety button

Curved trigger for improved finger position and control in rapid fire


NATO standard disintegrating link belt-fed

Available semi-rigid ammunition pouch system for MK 48 enhances capability to store, transport and feed linked ammunition