MADSEN LAR (Denmark)

MADSEN LAR (Denmark)

In 1962 the firm of Dansk Industri Syndikat AS released the LAR (Light Automatic Rifle) for potential sales across the globe. The design made use of high-tensile aluminum to reduce weight, the bore and gas system were chromium plated (which would become an issue for the early M-16's which did not have this feature) to help reduce fouling of the weapon. The rifles were available with a wooden stock or a metal detachable stock, later models were available with a folding metallic stock design. By 1965 the design came to a halt as sales of the FN FAL and Heckler & Koch G-3 had already come to dominate the arms market of the period. From all reports the LAR was a mechanically sound design which would have been an effective weapon, however it's late introduction into the arms market race doomed it. The MADSEN LAR fired the 7'62x51mm-NATO cartridge, feeding from a 20-rounds magazine. Its weight was of 4.64 Kilos (EMPTY).

Submitted by: PIERANGELO TENDAS