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!
The Machine Gun: History, Evolution, and Development of Manual, Automatic, and Airborne Repeating Weapons
George M. Chinn
The Browning Machine Gun, Vol. I
Dolf L. Goldsmith
Conference of General Staff Officers at the Staff College, 18th to 21st January, 1909
The Ordnance Department: Planning Munitions for War, Volume 3, Part 1
Constance McLaughlin Green, Harry C. Thomson, Peter C. Roots
Ammunition data thanks to DrakeGmbH
Animation by Vbbsmyt
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C&Rsenal releases their flagship series “Primer” every other week. It focuses on one firearm of the Great War at a time, in depth with animations, live fire demonstrations, and historical context! Our mission is to document and describe historical military small arms from across the world. We hope to share our love for all the attention that went into the design, development, manufacture, and issuance of these pieces.