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Heavy MGs

ABC’s of Machine Guns

May 14, 2012 Ian McCollum 1

Here’s another neat manual – A.B.C du Mitrailleu – the ABCs of Machine Guns. This was published in 1917 (the fifth edition, anyway) in French, and does a nice job showing all the most useful […]

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Light MGs

Bayonet Bipod

May 1, 2012 Ian McCollum 3

So last Friday, we posted a copy of an old World War I French machine gun booklet. Not anything particularly exotic – it was only talking about the main machine guns that were in common […]

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Light MGs

French 1923 LMG Trials Report

March 21, 2012 Ian McCollum 2

In 1923, the French military held a light machine gun trial to choose a weapon to replace the CSRG Chauchat. The trials involved weapons evaluations both by an expert committee and by 9 regiments testing […]