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

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

This gun was captured by the 4th Battalion at Pozieres on 23 July 1916.