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Small Arms of WWI Primer 061: French and Italian Chamelot-Delvigne

Othais and Mae delve into the story of this WWI classic. Complete with history, function, and live fire demonstration.

C&Rsenal presents its WWI Primer series; covering the firearms of this historic conflict one at a time in honor of the centennial anniversary. Join us every other Tuesday!

Additional reading:


French Service Handguns 1858-2004
Medlin & Huon

Bodeo 1889 il revolver degli italiani
Ruggero Filippo Pettinelli

Italian Small Arms of the First and Second World Wars
Ralph Riccio

Les Revolvers Militaires Francais
Henri Vuillemin

Pistolen und Revolver der Schweiz
Christian Reinhart

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Original music provided by Melissa Hyman of The Moon and You

Safe range space thanks to Triana Protection

In collaboration with The Great War

Additional photos thanks to Rock Island Auction

Ammunition data thanks to DrakeGmbH

Animation Music from Vector Smash

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