Light on weight. Heavy on performance.
Though the M240 machinegun has been historically noted for its reliability, its weight has not gone unnoticed. By utilizing modern manufacturing techniques, Barrett has developed a notably lighter receiver. The result is the 20.15 lbs (9.1 kg) Barrett 240LW.
Excess weight in the original M240 is necessary due to its riveted box receiver. The overlapping steel required for this process, as well as the rivets, add to the overall weight of the machine gun and allow for corrosion risks or operational issues during use in the field.
The Barrett solution is to machine the receiver from forgings, then expertly weld the halves together. There is no extra steel for overlapping plates and no rivets to vibrate loose. This procedure allows for a reduction in receiver components from 64 down to only 2.
The Barrett manufacturing process reduces weight without the use of rare, exotic materials.
Improved reliability and corrosion has been moved into a 21st century design with the Barrett 240LW and 5.5 pounds were saved during the process.
Caliber: 7.62 x 51 mm NATO
Maximum Weight: 20.15 lbs (9.1 kg) or 20.90 lbs (9.4 kg)
Barrel Length: 18.9" (480.3 mm) or 22.9" (582.6 mm)
Maximum Overall Length: 43” (1117.6 mm) or 47” (1193.8 mm)
Height: 13" (330.2 mm)
Feed System: NATO standard disintegrating link belt-fed
Rifling Twist: 1 turn in 12” (304.8 mm)
Rate of Fire: 650 rounds/minute
For Military and Law Enforcement sale only. Post dealer samples available.
For configurations and pricing please call 615.896.2938.