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Madsen LAR
Country of origin

Denmark

Designer

Madsen

Production began

1962

Weapon type

Battle Rifle

Caliber

7.62x51mm NATO

Action

gas-operated

Weight empty

4.64 kg

Magazine/Cylinder capacity

20 rounds detachable

Cyclic rate

650-700 RPM

Maximum effective range

600 m


During 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 to help reduce corrosion of the weapon. The rifles were available with a fixed wooden stock or metal detachable stock, later models were available with a folding metal stock design. By 1965 the design came to a halt as sales of the FN FAL and Heckler & Koch G3 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 made it a weapon before its time.

OverviewEdit

The Madsen LAR is a gas-operated weapon chambered in the 7.62x51mm NATO caliber with the weight being 4.64 kilos. Its layout is somewhat based on the Valmet M62 and the GRAM 63.

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