Diemaco C&, C7A1 Rifle, C7A2 Assault Rifle Diemaco C-8A1 and C8A2 Assault Rifle
Diemaco C-7 Assault Rifle started life as a license-produced version of the M-16A2; but the engineers at Diemaco (now called Colt Canada) tinkered with the base design, correcting many of the shortcomings of the M-16A2 Assault Rifle, such as sensitivity to dirt, and the problem that often occurs with case ejection on the M-16A2 Assault Rifle . They also managed to lighten it somewhat by using more modern materials that are also tougher, and the barrel is cold-forged to give it added strength and durability. The result is basically a product-improved M-16A2, and the Canadians began to issue it to their troops in 1984.
|Diemaco C-7 or C7 Assault Rifle|
In the late 1980s, the Danish and Dutch issued it to their troops, and it is rumored that the special operations units of several other European countries are also using the C-8A1 Assault Rifle and C-8A2 Assault Rifle versions of this rifle. Colt USA has also quietly incorporated most of the improvements into their production M-16 series rifles.
The basic C-7Assault Rifle is in fact a product-improved version of the basic M-16A2 and depending on the customer, may be had with a 3-round burst setting or a full-automatic fire setting. The C-7A2 Assault Rifle is basically the Canadian equivalent of the M-16A3/A4 Assault Rifle, being a C-7 with the top of the receiver redesigned. In place of the carrying handle/rear sight combination, the C-7A1 Assault Rifle has a raised rear sight and a MIL-STD-1913 rail to allow the mounting of a large variety of optics.
|C7A1 and C7A2 Assault rifle|
The rear sight is removed and stored in the stock if some sort of optical or night sight is mounted As an option, the MIL-STD-1913 rail may be removed and replaced with a Weaver or RARDE rail if older optics are going to be used. The C-7A1 Assault Rifle is normally issued with a light optical sight made by Elcan; this is included in the cost listed below. Like the M-16A2, they have barrels which are 20 inches long.
|C8A1 Carbine Assault Rifle|
The C-7A2 Assault Rifle is the mid-life upgrade for the C-7 Assault Rifle and C-7A1 Assault Rifle ; it features a telescoping stock like that of the C-8. This stock also has a butt pad which acts as a shock absorber and an anti-slip device. The buffer was modified by replacing one of the steel weights in the buffer mass tube with a tungsten weight; this slight additional mass prevents light strikes on the bolt carrier group which might otherwise cause a misfire.
|C8A2 Assault Rifle|
The cyclic rate is somewhat reduced (but has no practical effect in game terms) to increase reliability, controllability, and wear and tear. The C-7A2 has an ambidextrous magazine catch, ambidextrous charging handle release, and ambidextrous selector lever.