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After waiting for years to find a Danish M47 Madsen at a affordable price, my wait finally paid off.

Saw one advertised on a local gun forum and lucked out.

I got tired looking at $700-$800. prices and got this one substantially lower.

All of them are in excellent to new condition so this one was as usual.

Took it to the range today and was VERY pleased.


Here's the web site:

http://world.guns.ru/rifle/repeating-rifle/dk/madsen-m1947-e.html
 

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Unusual I've never seen one before , with only 5/6K built they're pretty rare for a military rifle. Cool though. How's she shoot??
 
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Unusual I've never seen one before , with only 5/6K built they're pretty rare for a military rifle. Cool though. How's she shoot??
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Rifle is light weight. Really intricate sight system.
Excellent machining.

Not blued but uses the British system of black paint like coating.

Overall a really excellent rifle.

I need to get some US or Danish military 30cal ball ammo to really test it.

That's what it was designed to shoot.

I'll post results.
 

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At one time M47 Madsen's were one of the red headed step children of the military rifle collecting community, but they are scarce and they do shoot well, good find enjoy it!
 

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I think the cmp has some good ammo.

I bet that thing kicks like a mule with full power loads.
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No, I reality it has a very mild recoil due to the excellent butt pad built into the design.

It has less felt recoil than my M1, M14, and O3A3 using m2 ball.

The only thing I noticed is that the design was for people of smaller stature so being really big, I have to lower my head farther to get a clear sight picture.

All in all it was a really great design but the timing of the production was way off.

The end of the bolt era and the semi auto time was emerging.

It's still a rifle to desire to own.

I just joined an exclusive club.
 

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I bought one several years ago. It was like brand new. I paid $500.00 for it. Jamie Mangrum had one and did an article about it on his Surplusrifle.com website. I contacted him and he told me about one he saw at a dealer somewhere in California. I contacted the dealer and made an offer and he accepted. I haven't taken it out for a while but I think I'm due. Surplusrifle.com no longer exists. Jamie had some health problems and couldn't manage it any longer.
 

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They are nice and I still have a new one for sale. If you got it for $500 or lass you robbed someone. LOL

 
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