Madsen LAR

The Madsen LAR was a battle rifle of Danish origin chambered in the 7.62×51mm NATO caliber. It was made from lightweight high tensile alloys and steel similar to that used on the M16 rifle and its layout is similar to a number of rifles such as the GRAM 63 and the Valmet M62. Development of the Madsen LAR has its traces back to 1957 when various arms manufacturers like FN Herstal and Heckler & Koch were producing the FN FAL and Heckler & Koch G3.

Country Name Origin Year
Denmark 1957

Type Battle rifle/Assault rifle (Proposed Finnish service variant)
Place of origin  Denmark
Production history
Designed 1957-1962
Variants Full wooden stock, Fixed tube stock, Side-folding stock, Underfolding stock
Cartridge 7.62×51mm NATO, 7.62×39mm M43 (Proposed Finnish service variant)
Caliber 7.62mm
Action Gas-operated
Feed system 20-round detachable box magazine, 30-round AK magazine (Proposed Finnish service variant)
Sights Iron sights

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