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Small Arms of WWI Primer 096: British Hotchkiss Portative MkI*

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:

U.S. Infantry Weapons of the First World War
Bruce N. Canfield

The Belgian Army in the Great War: Portable Service Weapons
Pierre Lierneux

The Hotchkiss Company During the Great War
Pierre de la Gorce (probably)

Les Mitrailleuses Francaises
Jean Huon and Alain Barrellier

The Machine Gun, Vol 1
George M. Chinn

Navy Ordnance Activities: World War, 1917-1918
Government Report 1920

A Great munitions centre: Coventry’s armaments and munitions industry 1914-1918
Batchelor, L.A.

Safe range space thanks to Triana Protection

Additional photos thanks to Rock Island Auction

Ammunition data thanks to DrakeGmbH

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