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    Default Madsen M47 Columbian Mauser

    Any one ever seen or know anything about the Madsen M47 Columbian Mauser, read online that approximately 5,000 were manufactured by a Danish firm called Dansk Industri Syndakat AS in 1947. Seen a few for sale on various auction sites, pretty spendy rifles for military arms.

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    Was made by Madsen for the Columbian Navy. In .30'06, uses a muzzle-break and a uniquely shaped stock. Receiver was a split one like the Mosin-Nagant. Holds five rounds if I remember correctly. Only a few years ago you could pick them up fairly inexpensively.
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    I did a google search for "Columbian Mauser" and got hits to what is basically a Military Mauser 98 with straight bolt handle rebarreled to 30-06 with a notch cut out of the receiver ring so a stripper clip can still be used.

    I also did a search for "Madsen M47" and got links to a rifle like Nitroman describes. A rear locking split rear bridge receiver with a very modern looking stock for 1958. It is most definatly not like any Mauser I have seen and looks more like a mannlicher schoenauer. http://www.surplusrifle.com/madsen/maintenance.asp

    It sounds to me like someone has confused the description of the rifle in question.

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    Corrected name from Surplusrifle.com

    Madsen M47/Colombian M1958 Caliber .30

    Thanks bandhmo

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    Default Madsen '06

    Seen a number of them over the years- had one myself back around 1970 I think. Interesting design with rear locking lugs - the bolt locked against steel inserts in a aluminum alloy receiver.

    GNR had on a month or so ago. If I recall they wanted $1500 or thereabout for it. Like all of them I've seen it was near new - I don't think any of them were ever issued.

    I seem to recall that Ye Old Hunter had these in the mid-late 60s when they were imported for around $60. If I get time I've see if I can dig out the add.


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    Any one ever seen or know anything about the Madsen M47 Columbian Mauser, read online that approximately 5,000 were manufactured by a Danish firm called Dansk Industri Syndakat AS in 1947. Seen a few for sale on various auction sites, pretty spendy rifles for military arms.
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    tvfinak, was the rifle you had pretty accurate? seen a few online pics the action is an interesting design, stocks looks pretty modern for a military stock, good recoil pad too. How were the triggers and safety on these rifles? Thanks

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    As I recall the rifle performce of the rifle was typical for a military '06 - two stage trigger, wing safety on the bolt, reasonable accuracy etc. It was kinda neat looking but rather boring otherwise so I traded it or sold it off for something else - probably a mauser or springfield that I could sporterize.

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    tvfinak, was the rifle you had pretty accurate? seen a few online pics the action is an interesting design, stocks looks pretty modern for a military stock, good recoil pad too. How were the triggers and safety on these rifles? Thanks
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