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05-09-2012, 15:23
I love historic weapons.

Note the top feed magazine and hand crank.

05-09-2012, 19:19
One was still in action in Brazil by the police a few years ago during a major sweep against the narcos.

05-09-2012, 20:30
The Danish Madsen submachine gun was my favorite old timey buzz gun from the looks department alone.

05-09-2012, 20:32
Has a really cool industrial revolution "clockwork" look.

05-09-2012, 20:53
The good ol' Madsen machine gun! The weird design (tilting block locking, separate extractor setup, separate cartridge rammer, etc.) was done to avoid conflict with Maxim patents. The oddest thing: even though it LOOKED like a kludge, it was reliable in duty use. A comment I remember about it:

The wonder of the Madsen design is NOT that it worked so well. It is that it worked AT ALL!

Fred Hansen
05-09-2012, 20:54
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Go Denmark! :supergrin:

05-09-2012, 21:48
Very cool indeed :cool: