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Madsen-Saetter SFMG Mark 4


General Purpose Machine Gun (GPMG)


Denmark | 1952



"The SFMG Mark 4 General Purpose Machine Gun was the last small arms design attempt by Madsen-Saetter."



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The SFMG Mark 4 was a general purpose machine in every sense of the word, generating only modest interest and light sales overall - the only customer becoming Indonesia. Becoming the company's last attempt at a small arms design, the SFMG was an unspectacular yet adequate general purpose machine gun offering up varying rates of fire depending on the operator's configuration choices (700 to 1,000 rounds per minute).

Standard issue operation saw the SFMG fielded with a conventional folding bipod system for basic support a light-weight barrel assembly. The machine gun fired from an open bolt position to prevent the ammunition from "cooking off" by the heat generated from each successive firing action. Being of a belt-fed design, the SFMG looked every bit the part of a light machine gun system, fitted with a conventional gas-operated piston tube and firing the NATO standard 7.62x51mm cartridge to good effect from a 49-round ammunition belt. The SFMG could also be mounted onto a tripod for heavy-duty suppression fire and maintenance of the weapon was light, requiring little in the way of tools in the field.

The SFMG Mark 4 series was never accepted into any serial production of note.

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Physical
The physical qualities of the Madsen-Saetter SFMG Mark 4. Information presented is strictly for general reference and should not be misconstrued as useful for hardware restoration or operation.
1,290 mm
50.79 in
O/A Length
660 mm
25.98 in
Barrel Length
25.57 lb
11.60 kg
Weight
Gas Operated; Automatic Fire Only
Action
7.62x51mm NATO
Caliber(s)
49-Round Metal Link Belt
Feed
Tangent Notch Rear; Forward Blade
Sights
Performance
Performance specifications presented assume optimal operating conditions for the Madsen-Saetter SFMG Mark 4. Information presented is strictly for general reference and should not be misconstrued as useful for hardware restoration or operation.
900
Rounds-Per-Minute
Rate-of-Fire
2,749 ft/sec
838 m/sec
Muzzle Velocity
Variants
Notable series variants as part of the Madsen-Saetter SFMG Mark 4 General Purpose Machine Gun (GPMG) family line.
SFMG Mark 4 - Base Series Designation.
Operators
Global customers who have evaluated and/or operated the Madsen-Saetter SFMG Mark 4. Nations are displayed by flag, each linked to their respective national small arms listing.

Contractor(s): Dansk Industri Syndikat; Kompagni Madsen A/S - Denmark
National flag of Indonesia

[ Indonesia ]
Design Qualities
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FIRE SUPPORT
Recognition
Some designs stand the test of time while others are doomed to never advance beyond the drawing board; let history be their judge.
Going Further...
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