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MJ1
August 22, 2010, 07:26 PM
From the back of the shed I uncovered this M47 in EX+ condition this weekend. They may be the last production bolt gun produced for a military.

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....Pura Vida....
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raftman
August 22, 2010, 08:08 PM
That's a really handsome rifle.

CjAl
August 22, 2010, 08:19 PM
nice lizard too :D

James K
August 22, 2010, 09:35 PM
Most of those were made for Colombia in .30-'06. Is yours Colombian?

Jim

MJ1
August 22, 2010, 10:22 PM
Jim I would have to go and look at the crest again but yes it was Columbian as I recall but without the medalion.

Lizard?

That guy lives in a tree 30ft. from my window. you should see the back yard dogs.

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CjAl
August 23, 2010, 08:55 AM
nice puppies, where do you live? my wife wants to live there now, she loves anything scaly or creepy crawly

MJ1
August 23, 2010, 11:34 AM
The receiver ring is stampped Columbia but it doesn't have the inletted shield on the stock.

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Scales you say? Well you havent see the guard dogs at the bridge entering town yet. LOL It's winter here and the rain has swollen the river through the center of town. I advise against surfing at sunset till Nov. after the rain stops.
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James K
August 23, 2010, 11:59 AM
That rifle has the odd distinction of being one of only three rifles, other than the Springfield itself, that loads with M1903 clips, because that is the way the U.S. was supplying ammo to Colombia. The others are the U.S. Model 1917 (Enfield) and the FN Model 1950, the latter for the same reason as the Madsen.

Jim

CjAl
August 23, 2010, 12:24 PM
I live on the Texas/ louisianna border. We have no shortage of gators but no iguanas

Pahoo
August 23, 2010, 12:48 PM
MJ1
Nice post and not only do you have the bayonet, you have the bandolier which I have never seen before. These are great rifles and bring a good price at Gun Shows. Thanks again !! :)



Be Safe !!!

MJ1
August 23, 2010, 02:16 PM
Those are crocks and they got a surfer in April as he swam or paddled past the river mouth at sunset. The guana block traffic at mid day.
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I have never loaded this rifle and don't see any marks left by brass cycling through the action.

doofus47
August 23, 2010, 05:47 PM
The receiver ring is stampped Columbia but it doesn't have the inletted shield on the stock.
Yeah, that's a shame.... maybe you'll find a better one.
Or you can just say "wow, I win. This thing's a beauty." :D

Was your shed originally a Columbian armory? Looks perfect

Pahoo
August 23, 2010, 06:44 PM
In all my gun years, I have only seen a handful of these and none were in bad shape. In fact, all looked like they just came out of the crate. Am not up to speed on these but I suspect most have never seen any action or field use. There just has to be a load of these sitting in some armory, waiting to be issued. These are really fine rifles. ...... :)



Be Safe !!!

MJ1
August 24, 2010, 10:37 AM
I would like to shoot it some day, maybe the day I sell it,LOL.

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Been fishing which is not catching. Catching involves more work and that would interfear with with the beer part.
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James K
August 24, 2010, 08:27 PM
Hi, Pahoo,

It would not be a big armory. They made less than 6000 of them, and in 1958the Colombian Navy bought over 5000, all of which were sold to Interarmco (Interarms) a few years later. Some other nations tried them but that was the only large purchase. The thing was a dead end; Madsen was trying to push a bolt rifle in a day of AK-47's and M16's.

Jim

Pahoo
August 25, 2010, 09:42 AM
The thing was a dead end; Madsen was trying to push a bolt rifle in a day of AK-47's and M16's.

Howdy Jim!
So would you say that these were the last of a dying breed? From my observation, they are well made and great looking rifle. There was a guy on here recently that had two or three and all were in great shape.


Be Safe !!!

MJ1
August 25, 2010, 11:12 AM
It may have been a dead end but I couldn't pass it up.

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stikjock
August 25, 2010, 08:37 PM
I've got two of the Madsens...both picked up at pawn/gun stores that really didn't know what they had, and the locals weren't interested in "that clunky old gun over thar." So...I have a beautiful spotless collector version, and a slightly less pristine one that I take to the range.

Fun to shoot and an interesting bit of history, can't go wrong with that.