Original German WWII 8mm Danish Madsen Machine Gun Tripod Mount without Crosshead Clamp

Item Description

Original Item: Only One Available. The Madsen tripod has a particularly important place in the history of machine guns; the Madsen tripod was the very first machine gun tripod to incorporate soft recoil. This feature greatly reduced or eliminated the effect of the gun's recoil on accuracy. The soft recoil feature allowed the gun to recoil straight back against a spring, which then returned the gun to its original position. This feature was later copied by German during WWII on the MG 34 and MG 42 Lafette tripod. The Madsen tripod was the FIRST to incorporate this feature, and thus has a very important place in the history of machine gun tripod development.

Tripod is offered in very good "warehouse fresh" condition, with all original parts, and working leg wing nuts and extensions. It does show dirt and grease from years of storage, but this could easily be cleaned off. The remote trigger mechanism is missing, as is the clamp on the crosshead that would attach to the gun. Many of these were converted to use with the German MG 42, and this example may have been mid conversion when the war ended. There are some remnants of the original leather shoulder straps present.

We have not had these available for years! Only one available so act quickly!

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