Object Title

Centrefire automatic light machine gun - Madsen

Centrefire automatic light machine gun - Madsen

Date

about 1914

Object Number

PR.1073

Provenance

RAF Museum; Hendon

Physical Description

Wooden butt stock. Most metallic parts are blued. Blued receiver and barrel. Notch and blade type sights, and rear sliding sight, marked 3-19, going up in 2s. Front sight protected with ears. Loading port on left side of receiver. Ejection port on underside of receiver. Magazine release catch at rear of loading port. Receiver top cover release switch situated at rear of receiver top cover. Cocking handle on right side of receiver. Large bolt at forward portion of receiver. Barrel with vented cooling jacket and heat shield. Vented muzzle. Safety catch on left side of receiver. Small brass medallion inserted in stock. End of butt is chequered. Bipod attached near to the muzzle. Bipod legs are in the white with spiked feet.

Dimensions

BarrelLength21.6in
BarrelLength550mm
OverallLength1110mm

Firearms/Artillery

Serial Number 348

Calibre

7.92 x 57 mm Mauser

Inscriptions and Marks

Serial number
348
underside of receiver
stamped
Numberingabove rear sight
stamped
Numberingbrass medallion in butt
stamped
Markcocking handle
stamped
Markleft side of receiver
stamped

Associations

Places Denmark