Chauchat

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Chauchat

Post by Peter_Suciu » Fri Apr 13, 2018 11:55 am

It took 272 days to do the transfer but just before SOS I picked up my live Chauchat! This is my first functional machine gun.
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Post by Peter_Suciu » Fri Apr 13, 2018 11:56 am

This example was produced by Sidarme during World War I.
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Post by Peter_Suciu » Fri Apr 13, 2018 11:56 am

The selector switch was revolutionary 100 years ago!
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Post by Peter_Suciu » Fri Apr 13, 2018 11:57 am

The receiver and open magazine.
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Re: Chauchat

Post by kaiser » Fri Apr 13, 2018 1:07 pm

Thats a nice toy to play with
You do not see these often
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Post by aicusv » Fri Apr 13, 2018 1:40 pm

This was my first MG as well, it too was a Sidarme. I just recently got rid of my pouches and extra mags.
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Re: Chauchat

Post by Gustaf » Fri Apr 13, 2018 6:41 pm

Nearly everything about the Chauchat was revolutionary 100 years ago, it was the first assault rifle designed specifically for walking fire. It is often criticized for the open sided magazine, but in fact there were very few automatic weapons of the time that had an enclosed magazine, off hand the Madison is the only one I can think of.
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Re: Chauchat

Post by 911car » Sat Apr 14, 2018 5:50 pm

I am in Warsaw for a meeting and today I visited the (great!) polish Army museum.
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Post by Westfront » Tue Apr 17, 2018 4:34 am

Very nice congrats :bravo:

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Post by ottodog8 » Tue Apr 17, 2018 6:51 am

Very nice piece, I’m envious. Do you plan to shoot it?

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Re: Chauchat

Post by Peter_Suciu » Tue Apr 17, 2018 11:05 am

ottodog8 wrote:
Tue Apr 17, 2018 6:51 am
Very nice piece, I’m envious. Do you plan to shoot it?
I don't have any immediate plans to shoot it. I honestly don't know the last time it was properly cleaned and I haven't really had the time to undertake breaking it down to give it a good cleaning.

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Re: Chauchat

Post by aicusv » Tue Apr 17, 2018 11:38 am

Be careful taking the spring set out, there is a lot of tension on the springs.
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Re: Chauchat

Post by ebeeby » Tue Apr 17, 2018 2:19 pm

I'm curious if that is for "N Ball" 8mm Lebel and so marked "N" on the receiver

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Re: Chauchat

Post by JohnM » Wed Apr 18, 2018 10:50 pm

Very nice Peter! That is an awesome piece of history and a fantastic acquisition! Hope to get one, one day.
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