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The Rifle that Never Stood a Chance: Madsen M47 Lightweight Military Rifle

The Madsen M47 Lightweight Military Rifle was behind the times.

This bolt action rifle was obsolete even when the plans for it were being drawn.

Watch all about this Madsen M47 military rifle that just was decades too late in development.

The M47 Madsen “Lightweight Military Rifle” was a late bloomer in the world of military infantry rifles. Designed and manufactured during the time of military semi-automatic and fully automatic rifles, this bolt action rifle was instantly obsolete.

Ian from “Forgotten Weapons” takes us through this rifle that, unfortunately, never stood a chance. With a few sales to Colombia that never went through and horrible commercial sales, it was the end of the road for this rifle soon after it hit the market.

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The Rifle that Never Stood a Chance: Madsen M47 Lightweight Military Rifle