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French self loading rifles 1900 - 1918

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This is a presentation delivered by Martin Coupe to a monthly meeting of the Historical Breechloading Smallarms Association (HBSA) of Great Britain in London, UK. Website: www.hbsa-uk.org

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French self loading rifles 1900 - 1918

  1. 1. Ideal versus reality. French approach to Smallarms Modernisation 1900 – 1918 Martin Coupe
  2. 2. Grand Intentions The whole French army to have self loading rifles by 1914/15
  3. 3. High Hopes Clair brothers of St Etienne STA Section Technique de L’Artillerie 1
  4. 4. High Hopes Clair Clair
  5. 5. High Hopes STA
  6. 6. Unrealised Ambitions The realisation that the French army would not have self-loading rifles. The Reason Why.
  7. 7. Testing Commissions 1897-1910 Berthier 1904
  8. 8. Renewed Interest The Great War and a revival of research into self-loading rifles.
  9. 9. Renewed Interest Meunier with recoiling barrel
  10. 10. Renewed Interest Meunier with 15 round magazine
  11. 11. Genesis of Model 1917
  12. 12. Evolution Model 1917 becomes Model 1918
  13. 13. Evolution Model 1917 Model 1918
  14. 14. Evolution The end of Model 1918 Development Verdun - Cote 304 1917
  15. 15. Genesis of Chauchat
  16. 16. Chauchat Modele 1915 CSRG
  17. 17. Long recoil system Frommer Or Browning?
  18. 18. Chauchat: Long recoil system
  19. 19. Chauchat Modified Modifications For U.S. and Belgian service
  20. 20. Chauchat Problems And Chauchat Postives!
  21. 21. Ideal versus reality; French approach to Smallarms Modernisation 1900 – 1918 • Difficulties and weaknesses • Enterprising and interesting designs

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