for infantry use ranging in caliber from 6.5 mm to 11.3:j mm and using both rimmed and can-nelurc-type cartridges.
I he caliber 11J5.r>-mm machine gun had an oil buffing arrangement to slow the heavier but equally fast barrel and its extension. It too had a rate of fire officially stated as being 1.000 shots per minute. The first successful working model of this type of weapon was proofed at the company's range near Copenhagen in 1920.
The mounting of the Madsenasa flexible gun was very unusual in appearance as the shoulder stock in some form was retained. Installation was done in pairs on the conventional Scarff ring with a bar arrangement connecting the two rifle butts shaped in such a manner that the gunner could use its center as a brace for his chest.
Both triggers of the guns were operated from a single trip mechanism. The feeds were peculiarly shaped drums with carrying handles in the rear. Each gun had its separate aircraft-type ring sight so that the weapons could be operated independent of each other. Everything considered, it was a very clumsy arrangement and was never popular outside of small countries that had to have low-cost aircraft armament.
The Danish Recoil Rifle Syndicate prided itself that its fine machinery, as well as its system of shop management, were of American origin. The owners claimed that it was the only arms producing plant on the continent capable of mass production equal to that of a similar factory in America.
The cycle of operation for each model is identical. When the belt-fed automatic machine gun version is prepared for firing, the ammunition belt is started into the left side. The disintegrating links used in the feed belt are of peculiar design. The front of the link fits over the shoulder of the round which has to be pulled through it by the feeding action. The rear portion of the link is of the type known as the push-out or half-link, in that it does not go all the way around the
Madsen Machine Gun, Mode". 1926, 7 mm, Water Cooled
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