Madsen machine gun question

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Madsen machine gun question

Post by karlik » 21 Apr 2012 09:19

Hi!
In the book shows several machine guns Madsen, which is called model Alfa, Bete, Eta, Epsylon

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Tell me please, as they are called by year of development, M19..?

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Re: Madsen machine gun question

Post by Trackhead M2 » 02 May 2012 14:24

karlik wrote:Hi!
In the book shows several machine guns Madsen, which is called model Alfa, Bete, Eta, Epsylon

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Tell me please, as they are called by year of development, M19..?
Dear k,
I did a wiki check yesterday. The original Madsen Gun was patented in 1902. It served in armies around the world. It used a "Peabody-Martini" dropping block action. This action was originally for single shot rifles, think of the rifles the British troops in Zulu or Zulu Dawn carried. The information on the mechanism is surprising. Now I want to see one fire. I have seen Lewis Guns and a lot of varietal Brownings fire, but never a Madsen.
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Re: Madsen machine gun question

Post by Andy H » 02 May 2012 17:33

Clip here and some info in the comments below

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kNV4pWy4EJU

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Re: Madsen machine gun question

Post by Trackhead M2 » 04 May 2012 21:22

Andy H wrote:Clip here and some info in the comments below

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kNV4pWy4EJU

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Dear Andy,
Thanks for the link. It was quite a show. The stock does resemble a Martini Henry Rifle. The action with the downward ejection of the spent cartridges looks like the Peabody dropping block was turned upside down as the Martini Henry Rifles ejected upwards.
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