French Chauchat light machine gun

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Titles French Chauchat light machine gun
Description French armed forces Model 1915 Chauchat 8 mm. Light Machine Gun C.S.R.G. with a detachable crescent-shaped magazine that hold twenty rounds in line. The buttstock, scales for the pistol grip, and turned handle between the trigger and magazine are all walnut. Barrel housing has air-cooling perforations and the muzzle has a flash suppressor. Gun is mounted with a folding bipod that is painted olive drab; other metal parts are painted white. Left side of frame has two sling swivels. Rear of receiver and left side of frame are stamped "C.R.S.G. No. 148190". From World War I.
Quantity 1 item
Format Content Category: artifacts
Measurements 45 1/2 inches length
7 1/2 inches width
17 1/2 inches width with folding bipod open
Nomenclature machine gun
Materials iron (metal)
walnut (wood)
Creation Made in: France
Subjects Used during: World War I
World War, 1914-1918--Equipment and supplies
France--Armed Forces--Firearms
Armament. Tools & Equipment. Firearms
Dates Use: Not earlier than 1915 - Not later than 1918
Credit Line Minnesota Historical Society Collections
Holding Type 3D Objects
Identifiers 8073.8 (Accession Number)

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