In this review, Field Editor Martin K. A. Morgan goes over the history of the World War One era French CSRG Chauchat Light Machine Gun. In doing so, he discusses the unique 'American' version developed to use .30-'06 Sprg., and how the shortfalls of one of its manufacturers lead to the tarnished reputation of the series as a whole in popular memory.
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Despite its reputation, the "Fusil Mitrailleur Modéle 1915 CSRG" served effectively in combat for the French military chambered for the 8x50R Lebel cartridge, the Belgian military in 7.65x53 mm, and the Polish military in 7.92x57 mm Mauser.