Model 1 9 :1 2 .

The ejector a is rn,ovided belovr with a socket b, anc1 at the
top with a tooth c, which pounces in front of the cartridge-rim.
a vertical position, its soclcet sliding on the flats of the
ejector-block; not until the ~ o c k e t b pushes against the pro-
jection d, the ejector turns , e xpelling thG empty co.rtridge-case
Through this arrangement of the ej e ction is gaine d greater
strength and stability in the first placo, and secondly that the
ejector moves 90 degrees, that is to s a y, it travels from the
vertica l IJus ition to the hori z ontal one, so that the case , be -
fore the eje c t or releases it, is broug ht so far out of the cham-
ber as to ensure a f a ultless ej e ction even by high de grees of
ldFt:Jl-
Mouel 1904.
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In princ i ple ·the ·ejection was ef'fected as follows:-
The ejGct or a, during its baclnvard tra.v.el, s lid on the rail c,
and when its socket b pushed against the projection ~ on the rail,
the ejector turnt-;d '± rnhrt f!.vmy from i tc verttcD.l position . This
motion of the ej -ector was too s ~ o r - t for securi11g that the case
was alvnlys· throvn1 en tj_rely out, . m:Hl mort."'! J)a.rticularly so when
the barrel was intennely heated ufter shoot ing for a l onger
time.
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The above c1ruvdng shows the component parts of the trigger-
mechanism the moment the shooting stops. The percussion-arm S
being baclc by the t ooth ·T, the r e coil-arm i? out in its-
forernost position, that i s ··to say the ·mechanism is shut, and
there is a cartridge in the By alteration of the
trigger-mechanism now ef:f.'ectod , tho recoil-·o. rm, ancl so the whole
of the locl-c i:-:: l;:cpt bact i:tl the same 'Nay a:::; t1:1e percussion-arm.
Model 1912 .
The drawing shows the alteration, the
being provided with a stop P, the tooth of which N enters a
on=:::&-R e Pe-e-e-i-±-arPm-R-;---t-fi-i-B-wge-"H'l.-e-r--w-:i::-t-h-t;h-e v-h-e-h;-<5-f-
the lock beine; thus kept back. The spontaneous ie;ni tion of the
cartridBe is thus prevented, as the cartridce, when the
holds its rearmost position, is not inserted irito the chamber
and touching only the en U.rely cola. of the lock. When thE
shootinr; is to be recommenced, the gunner· presses the triggex•,
thereby effec tine; trw iiuJertion of the cc:. rtridge in to the cham
ber as well as its i gn ition.
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The above drawinE represents the cartridge-feeder. It was
composed of 9 PI"I't c•
LoJ J.o ' .t\. t:111 Cl B, by the pin a. Moreover
the piece B vms proviCi.ed with a pivot b sliding in a groove on
the breech-block.
The cartridge-feader thus consisted of 4 pieces in all, of
which B, a,. ancl b have now be:: en dropped..
Mode l 1 912 .
At present the ca rtridge- feeder consists of only 1 piece,
rotating roun d the pin c .
·By thi s rec on s truction i s &ained a simpler and stronge r
way of inserting t he into the chambe r , and the ca r -
tridge-fee der is not expos ed to fractures.
Mocl 0 l 1904 .
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At the top of the breech- block th.ere was a -groove a in
which slid a pivot on the top of the cartridge- feeder·. At the
front on the left there was a locking-linl<: b , guiding the motion
of the breech-block ih the frame. The groove for the pi v ot of
the cartridge- feeder as WGll as the locking- link b have now been
droppGd .
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Model 1912 .
In adcli t:ion to t h ~ alterations indica tec1 on the preceding
page, the breech- block has been newmodel l ed as follows : -
The ejector- plane has bGGn taken more to the rear , so that
the.re is now more r oom for the c artri dge - case when thrown out of
the chamber.
The perfo1,a tion B of the firing- pin has been expanded, and
so it has become por;si ble OJn-u-re- ttm- s-al1r strongel' as well as
bigger .
Mor.'i.el 1;/0L.i:.
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The guiding-plate consists of 1 piece; the import of this
arrangement is evident in that the pivot of the breech-block
now moves round the prismatic block without being actuated by
springs.
Mode l t912.

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As it apiJ e D.rs by the ab ove dravring the undei•n arne d parts
belonged to the guiding-pl ate :-
The l ever a
The spring b
The spring c, and
The screw d.
These 4 pieces have been dropped in the new mode l 1912 .
The above photograph shows the duplicate- barrel belonging
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to each weapon.
It was designed that the duplicate-barrel should not be used
until the action was over and the prime barrel worn out. Conse-
quently the duplicate-barrel was riot carried in the first line,
together with the weapons, but in the second line together with
the other reserve-stores.
At present belongs to each not only a duplicate-
barrel but a duplicate- barrel vri th mechanism . Hereby the follo-
wing advantages are gained : -
1) In the com:se of 30 seconds the duplicate-mechanism can
be inserted by the gm1ner .
2) The change may be performed by the gunner in lying posi-
tion, which means that it is not necessary to withdraw the weapon
from the line of fire, when the is to be done .
3) The duplicate - mechanism being always curried in the 1st
line together with the weapon, its efficiency i s more than doub-
led in that one barrol is cooled while the other is shooting.
If during very forced shooting it should occur that the
firing stops in consequence of the defectiveness of' either the
cartriclge Ol' the mechtmism, the gunner will now always bo able to
prevent the i gni tion of the cartr,idge c1.ue t o the heating of the
barrel.
For each soldier c arries, as shown by the above dx>awj_ns, t1
rubber-bag con t r..:Lning 1 li tor of water; he being thus always able
to cool the barrel, the possibility of spontaneous ignition of the
by the heating of the barrel is entirely precluded.
Model 1904o
The component parts of the magazine are as follows:-
The mae;azine a
The cartridge-stop b
The locke t of the cartridge-stop c
The cartridge- layer d, anc1
ihe magaz ine-spring o,
5 pi eces in all then. At present this numbe r has been
reduced to 3,
Tha loc ket of the car tridr..;e - s top c, and
Tho maGazine-sDring e
having been dropped.
The weigh£ of the magazine was· 410 g r.
Ivlocle l 191 2 • .
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As shown by the drawing the shape of the magazine is now
straight, whereas heretofore curved; by this is gained that the
magazine can be loaded with greater ease, and the inserting of
Mode l 190 4.
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At the front the weap on vws provided with 2 support-legs,
the maximum elevation of the barrel over the - ground being thus
about 3 5 m.
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Mod e l l 912.
The gunner in lying position.
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The gunner in lying pos i tion.
The means of moun ting havo be en altered a ~ fol lows:-
I. The support-l ogs have been made t e lescopic, so as to aCI.rni t
shooting in lying as we ll as in sitting position.
II. Tho butt-and is provided with a telescopic support made of
indurated aluminium ( weight O, 5 leg.), v,rhich has consideru.bly
increased the accuracy of the weap on.
By way oj.: judging the accuracy of the weapon see appendic e s
9-10.
Tho t e chnic a l corp:; of the u.rmy .
Copenhacen, 10th of Do c ombor 1912 .
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Appr:;) ndi:x: 9.
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ansk Relcylrifff) l Syndilcat .
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Conformab y to your> ·wiDh Tlw t o chnical corps has the honour
of forwarding lo tho Synd.i ka t tho result of some shooting
experiments rna e by our corps on tho 29th of September> last past.
These took plnce on the shooting- ground of the
army, and WGl'e performed vv i th the rif l e-mi trailleuse system
Madsen, model 912, in order to compare the same with the rifle-
mitrailleuse 1903 which is regulatad for the army .
Academic rifle-corps.
Copenhagen 12th of December 1912. Ap LJGl1 dix 10.
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Dansk Rekylriffel Syndikat.
Conformably to your vdsh I have the honour of forwarding to
the company tloansk Rekylriffel Syl1dikat
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the annexed result of

the shooting experiments performed by our shootins-school with
the system Madsen, model 1912.
These were
mitrailleuse gunners of our
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the June, and took place on
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performed by the pl a toon of rifl e -
corps during the months of May and
shooting-ground of the army.
(signed) E.
Captain of the staff,
Commander in chief of thel
academic rifle-corps.

Mouel 1904.

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In princ i p le ·the ·ejection was ef'fected as follows:The ejGct or a, during its baclnvard tra.v.el, s li d on the rail c, and when its socket b pushed against the projection
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on the rail,

the ejector turnt-;d '± rnhrt f!.vmy from i tc verttcD.l position . This motion of the ej - ctor was too e
s~or-t

for securi11g that the case

was alvnlys· throvn1 en tj_rely out, . m:Hl mort."'! J)a.rticularly so when the barrel was intennely heated ufter shoot in g for a l onger time.

The above c1ruvdng show s the component parts of the triggermechanism the moment the shooting stops. The percussion-arm S being kc~pt baclc by the t o oth ·T. the r e coil-arm i? out in its - forernost position.:cpt bact i:tl the sam e 'Nay a:::. and there is a cartridge in the chamber~ By th~ alteration of the trigger-m echanism now ef:f. th o recoil-·o. rm. that i s ··to say the ·mechanism is shut. t1:1e percussion-arm. . ancl so the whole of the locl-c ~ i:-:: l.'ectod .

-<5-f the lock beine. Th e spontaneous ie.-e-r--w-:i::-t-h-t.---t-fi-i-B-wge-"H'l. the tooth of which N enters a on=:::&-R e Pe-e-e-i-±-arPm-R-.Model 191 2 .h-e v-h-e-h. the trigger-mech~nism being provided with a stop P. trw iiuJertion of the c c:.ni tion of the cartridBe is thus prevented. when the loc~ holds its rearmost position.rely cola. thus kept back. . is not inserted irito the chamber and touching only the en U. The drawing shows the alteration. rtridge in to the cham ber as well as its i gn ition. thereby effec tine. the gunner· presses the triggex•. as the cartridce.pts of the lock. is to be recommenced. p~). When thE shootinr.

of which B. ~ t:111 C l B.. Moreover the piece B vms proviCi. a.ed with a pivot b sliding in a groove on the breech-b lock.t\. It was composed of 9 LoJ PI"I't c• ' J. conn~:?ctecl by the pin a..o ~::> . .I The above drawinE represents the cartridge-feeder. The cartridge-feader thus consisted of 4 pieces in all. ancl b have now be:: en dropped.

feeder consists of only 1 piece. rotating roun d the pin c .Mod e l 1 912 . At present the c a rtridge . and the c a r - tridge-fe e der is not expo s ed to fractures. . ·By thi s rec on s truction i s &ained a sim p ler and strong e r way of inserting t he c ~ rtrid g e into the chambe r .

a At the top of the breech .block th. guiding the motion of the breech-block ih the frame.ere was a -groove a in which slid a pivot on the top of the cartridge .feeder·.Mocl 0 l 1904 .feeder as WGll as the locking . At the front on the left there was a locking-linl<: b .link b have now been droppGd . . The groove for the pi v ot of the cartridge .

·~ l In adcli t:ion to th~ alterations indica tec1 on the preceding page.pin h as been expanded.block has been newmodel l ed as follows : The ejector.si ble bigger .s-al1r strongel' as well as . OJn-u-re. and so it has become por.ttm. the breech . The perfo1.Model 1912 .a tion B o f the firing .r e is now more r oom for the c artr i dge .plane has bGGn taken more to the rear .case when thrown out of the chamber. so that the.

1 The guiding-plate consists of 1 piece. the import of this arrangement is e vident in that the pivot of the breech-block now moves round the prismatic block without being actuated by springs. ~ --(..Mor.'i.i:. ./0L.el 1.

rs by the ab ove dravring the undei•n arne d parts belonged to the guid ing-p l ate :The l ev er a The spring b The spring c. and The screw d.Mode l t912. . These 4 p ieces have be en dro pp ed in the new mo de l 1912 . • I As it apiJ e D.

. It was designed that the duplicate-barrel should not be used until the action was over and the prime barrel worn out. but in the second line together with the other reserve-stores.The above photograph shows the duplicate . together with the weapons.barrel belonging to each weapon. Consequently the duplicate-barrel was riot carried in the first line. .

Hereby the follo wing advantages are gained : 1) In the com:se of 30 seconds the duplicate-mechanism can be inserted by th e gm1ner . . 2) The change may be performed by the gunner in lying position. when the chan~e is to be done . If during very forced shooting it should occur that the firing stops in consequence of the defectiveness of' either the cartriclge Ol' the mechtmism. as shown by the above dx>awj_ ns.:Lning 1 li tor of water. 3) The duplicate .ue t o the heating of the barrel.barrel vri th mechanism .idge c1.At present belongs to each wer:~. For ea ch so ldier c arr ies.mechanism being always curried in the 1st line together with the weapon.. t1 rubber-b ag con t r. the possibility of spontaneous ignition of the cartrid~e by the heating of the barrel is entirely precluded. which means that it is not necessary to withdraw the weapon from the line of fire.pon not only a duplicate- barrel but a duplicate . the gunner will now always bo able to prevent the i gni tion of the cartr. he being thus always able to cool th e barrel. its efficiency i s more than doubled in that one barrol is cooled while the other is shooting.

Model 1904o The component parts of the magazine are as follows:The mae.s to p c. anc1 ihe mag az ine-sprin g o.azine a The cartridge-stop b The lock e t of the cartridge-stop c The cartridge .e . Th a loc ket of the ca r tridr. and Th o maGazine-sDring e having been dropped.. At present this numb e r has been reduced to 3.layer d. 5 pi ece s in all then. The weigh£ of the magazine was· 410 g r.. .

whereas heretofore curved. ~ . v . As shown by the drawing the shape of the magazine is now straight...Ilo cle l 1 9 1 2 • . and the inserting of . . by this is gained that the magazine can be loaded with greater ease.

the maxim um elevation of the barrel over the . r! At the front the weap on vws provided with 2 support-legs. .ground being thus about 35 m.Mod e l 1 90 4.

.Mo d e l l 9 12. _!:_____ I i I I I I I l I I I I The gunner in lying position.

! =-l1 The gunner in lying pos i tion. .

so as to aCI.rhich has consideru. a~ fol lows:- The support-l ogs hav e been made t e lescopic. 5 leg. v. II. . By way oj.rni t shooting in ly ing as we ll as in sitting position.).: judging the accuracy of the weapon see appendic e s 9-10.Th e means o f moun tin g havo be e n altered I.bly increased the accuracy of the weap on. Tho butt-and is provided with a telescopic support made of indurated aluminium ( weight O.

. These exp~riments took plnce on the shooting . Copenhac en.Tho t e chnic a l corp:. and WGl'e performed vv i th the rif l e-mi trailleuse system Madsen.ground of the army. of the u. 10th of Do c ombor 1 9 12 . 2 ~~p pendic o s. in order to compare the same with the rifle- mitrailleuse md~e l 1903 which is regulatad for the army .nrw:x:E:~d result of some shooting experiments rna e by our corps on tho 29th of September> last past. I !1 ansk Relcylrifff) l 1 Syndilcat . model 912.rmy .)ndi:x: 9 . Appr:. I Conformab y to your> ·wiDh Tlw t o chnical corps has the honour of forwarding lo tho Synd.i ka t tho u.

model 1912. ~ xperim ents were performed by the pl a toon of rifl e - mitrailleuse gunners of our corps during the months of May and June. Commander in chief of thel academic rifle-corps. Copenhagen 12th of December 1912. Conformably to your vdsh I have the honour of forwarding to the company tloansk Rekylriffel Syl1dikat 11 the annexed result of • the shooting experiments performed by our shootins-school with the fifle-m~ trailleuse These system Madsen. I I . With~ II Captain of the staff. I I I II Dansk Rekylriffel Syndikat. (signed) E. Ap LJGl1dix 10.Academic rifle-corps. and took place on the shooting-ground of the army.

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