Prototype

Madsen LAR: An AK for NATO!

December 8, 2017 Ian McCollum 18

The Madsen LAR (light automatic rifle) was an attempt by the main Danish arms manufacturer to get into the military rifle market after World War Two (they also released a bolt action rifle around the […]

Semiauto pistol

Danish m/49 Service Pistol by SIG

August 21, 2017 Ian McCollum 13

When Denmark decided to replace its M1910/21 Bergmann service pistols, it did not have to look far for a very high-quality option. The Swiss military was just concluding several years of handgun trials that had […]

Schwarzlose machine gun in the Schutz & Larsen factory, 1941
Gunsmithing

Vintage Saturday: Machine Tools

January 14, 2017 Ian McCollum 15

Schwarzlose machine gun in the Danish Schutz & Larsen factory, 1941. Known for sporting rifles, S&L also subcontracted for Bergmann making submachine gun and light machine gun parts. This photo suggests that they repaired other […]

Bolt Action Rifles

RIA: Danish 1889 Krag-Jorgensen Rifle

February 19, 2016 Ian McCollum 13

The Danes were the first military to adopt the Krag-Jorgensen rifle, with this infantry variant in 1889. It is chambered for the Danish 8x58R cartridge, which was also used in Remington Rolling Block rifles (although […]