I have a chance to buy this rifle and would appreciate some of your opinions on it. It is a Madsen mod. 58 of the Columbia variety. It is in very good condition. Any info you can give will be welcomed greatly......How they shoot and value, is the sling original???
The sling doesn't look original to the gun; not sure what a Madsen sling would look like but that one looks like a US sling for a 1903 Springfield.
I have a Madsen; the last of the military issue bolt actions - after the end of WWII.
Colombia bought a bunch of them but they were never issued; supposedly they went right to the surplus market. I bought a like new one several years ago, with a bayonet (non-numbered). Chambered for the US M2 .30 caliber round (same as the Garand) they are really pleasant shooting guns. There is a "deluxe" version; these have an enameled stock disc and serial number matched bayonets. I had a chance to by a consecutive serial numbered pair but I didn't want to spend that much money at one time...
Thanks for the imput fella's.....This rifle is stamped "Fuerzas Armadas De Columbia" right behind the rear sight and it is marked .30 cal. CWO, you said they are good shooters,any idea of the value as it sits???