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Madsen Machine Gun

Light Infantry Support Weapon / Light Machine Gun (LMG)

The Madsen Machine Gun is considered one of the first quantitatively-produced light machine gun forms in firearms history - beginning service in 1902.
Authored By: Staff Writer | Edited: 7/31/2019
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Year: 1902
Manufacturer(s): Dansk Rekylriffel Syndikat AS Madsen - Denmark
Action: Long Recoil-Operated
Caliber(s): 8x58mmR Danish Krag; 7.57mm Mauser; 6.5x55mm; 7.92mmx57 Mauser (among others)
Sights: Rear V-Notch; Front Post (Iron).
Overall Length: 1,143 mm (45.00 in)
Barrel Length: 585 mm (23.03 in)
Weight (Unloaded): 19.95 lb (9.05 kg)
Muzzle Velocity: 2,855 feet-per-second (870 meters-per-second)
Rate-of-Fire: 450 rounds-per-minute
Operators: Argentina; Bolivia; Brazil; Bulgaria; Czechoslovakia; Chile; China; Denmark; El Salvador; Estonia; Finland; France; German Empire; Nazi Germany; Hungary; Ireland; Italy; Kingdom of Italy; Imperial Japan; Latvia; Lithuania; Norway; Netherlands; Paraguay; Portugal; Imperial Russia; Sweden; Thailand; Taiwan; Kingdom of Yugoslavia

Variants / Models

• Madsen Machine Gun - Base Series Name.
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