Mads En Model Bo

The first sub-machine gun to be made in Denmark was a type of Finnish Suomi. made under licence by the Danish Madsen Industrial Syndicate in 1940. Production continued throughout the war. the gun being used not only by the Danes themselves but by the Germans and the Finns The same syndicate has made all Danish sub-machine guns since The first weapon of the present series was the Model

1946. and the Danes, profiting from wartime advances in mass production, made sure that it was designed in such a way as to be able to take advantage of these improved techniques The main body, including the pistol grip, is made from two side pieces, hinged together at the rear, so that the weapon can be easily opened for repair, cleaning or inspection. It does, however, have the disadvantage that springs are liable to fall out unless care is taken The Madsen works on the normal blowback system and will fire single rounds or bursts as required One of its unusual featuras is a grip safety behind the magazine housing which (with the magazine itself) acts as a forward hand grip Unless this safety is in the gun will not function, which makes it impossible to fire it one-handed. The tubular metal stock is on a pivot and folds onto the right side of the weapon, the Model 50. the gun illustrated, is similar to the Model 46. the main difference being the milled knob cocking handle which replaced the flat plate of the earlier model. When the new Model was demonstrated in 1950 many countries showed great interest in it and the delegation from Great Britain was sufficiently impressed to recommend that it should he considered in the search for a new weapon to replace the Sten gun It was tested against other arms and was recommended for adoption by non-fighting troops if the new British EM 2 rifle made a sub-machine gun unnecessary for the infantry. In the event the new rifle was not adopted and the Sterling was taken into general use. The curved magazine actually belongs to the later model

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