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French Chauchat light machine gun
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.
Content Category: artifacts
45 1/2 inches length
7 1/2 inches width
17 1/2 inches width with folding bipod open
Made in: France
Used during: World War I
World War, 1914-1918--Equipment and supplies
Armament. Tools & Equipment. Firearms
Use: Not earlier than 1915 - Not later than 1918
Minnesota Historical Society Collections
|Holding Type||3D Objects|
8073.8 (Accession Number)