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Madsen Machine Gun

Discussion in 'General Firearms Forum' started by concretefuzzynuts, May 9, 2012.


  1. concretefuzzynuts

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    One was still in action in Brazil by the police a few years ago during a major sweep against the narcos.
     

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    The Danish Madsen submachine gun was my favorite old timey buzz gun from the looks department alone.
     
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    Has a really cool industrial revolution "clockwork" look.
     
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    The good ol' Madsen machine gun! The weird design (tilting block locking, separate extractor setup, separate cartridge rammer, etc.) was done to avoid conflict with Maxim patents. The oddest thing: even though it LOOKED like a kludge, it was reliable in duty use. A comment I remember about it:

    The wonder of the Madsen design is NOT that it worked so well. It is that it worked AT ALL!
     
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  6. Fred Hansen

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    Go Denmark! :supergrin:
     
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    Very cool indeed :cool: