Everything you never knew about the Madsen M1896 Flaadens Rekylgevær in one video

The Royal Danish Navy bought a small number of Madsen-Rasmussen rifles, making this odd weapon the first semi-auto adopted for military service.

As one would think, the surviving guns shown in the above video are in the collection of the Royal Danish Armory Museum, and Ian McCollum with Forgotten Weapons has trekked the globe to have a sit down with them — because he asks the questions about rare and little-known small arms that no one else has the courage to ask.

And if you want even more funky Danish autoloaders, check out the below about the M1888 Forsøgsrekylgevær, which preceeded the M1896 and was tested but wasn’t adopted.

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