Object Title

Centrefire automatic light machine gun - Madsen M50

Centrefire automatic light machine gun - Madsen M50

Date

1931-1970

Object Number

XII.11463

Provenance

Given by Northumbria Police, July 2003

Physical Description

A hinged block design similar to the Martini, it employs both long and short recoil to operate the mechanism. It has a stepped, solid receiver mechanism with quickly detachable barrel. There is a carry handle just forward of the body. A bipod is fitted and there is a wooden stock. The magazine is a curved box type and fits vertically into the receiver, being locked in place with a large latch mounted on the left side.

Dimensions

Dimensions: Overall length: 46 inches [ 1170 mm] Barrel: 22.2 inches [566 mm] Weight: 23 lbs 8 ozs [10.6 kg]

Firearms/Artillery

Serial Number 2213

Calibre

7.62 mm [?]

Inscriptions and Marks

MADSEN DANSK INDUSTRI SYNDIKAT AS 2213

Associations

Places Denmark