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Small Arms of WWI Primer 099: French CSRG 1915 “Chauchat”

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:

The Machine Gun
George M. Chinn

Proud Promise
Jean Huon

Honour Bound: Chauchat Machine Rifle
Yves Buffetaut & Gerard Demaison

Safe range space thanks to Triana Protection

Additional photos thanks to Rock Island Auction

Ammunition data thanks to DrakeGmbH

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