Madsen M1902/04 Light Machine Gun

Place Europe: France, Picardie, Somme, Albert Bapaume Area, Pozieres Area, Pozieres
Accession Number RELAWM03665.001
Collection type Technology
Object type Firearm
Physical description Wood
Place made Denmark
Date made c 1914
Conflict First World War, 1914-1918
Description

Madsen M1902/04 Light Machine Gun with an air cooled barrel that has a fixed carry handle at the point of balance attached to the slotted barrel jacket. It has wooden butt with a small extension piece on the lower edge that has a butterfly nut on the left side. The cocking handle on the right side is broken. It has a bipod fitted to the barrel just behind the foresight.

The rectangular box section receiver is marked on the right side in white paint '4th Infantry Battalion AIF Pozieres 23-7-16.'

History / Summary

Madsen M1902/04 Light Machine Gun
Dansk Rekylriffel Syndikat AS
c 1914
Madsen M1902/04 Light Machine Gun with an air cooled barrel that has a fixed carry handle at the point of balance attached to the slotted barrel jacket. The rectangular box section receiver is marked on the right side in white paint 4th Infantry Battalion AIF Pozieres 23-7-16. It has wooden butt with a small extension piece on the lower edge that has a butterfly nut on the left side. The cocking handle on the right side is broken. It has a bipod fitted to the barrel just behind the foresight.