Posted 01 July 2005 - 01:07 PM
If it is true, then it probably could not have been more than a few guns, probably pre-Model 1919 prototypes.
Can anyone shed any light on this?
Posted 01 July 2005 - 02:15 PM
I believe they finished (perfected) the design within a week of War's end. that would be some very fast manufacturing.....
Posted 01 July 2005 - 02:51 PM
Posted 01 July 2005 - 03:30 PM
I'd have to imagine that the army was eager to get their own SMG into use with the Germans already having their own trench-broom in use (the MP18) at that time.
Posted 01 July 2005 - 05:42 PM
Posted 01 July 2005 - 06:54 PM
The narration must be mistaken on that History Channel episode. Tracie Hill had serial #17 (or at least had a pic of it), the Model of 1919. The war was obviously over. No Thompsons "over there". The Camp Perry trials were not held for the Thompson until 1921.
So, machine2k, welcome to the boards. You'll get a lot of questions answered here, and a few good entertaining spars as well. All good in clean fun...wink!
Posted 02 July 2005 - 07:25 AM
Posted 02 July 2005 - 10:38 AM
I picked up that tidbit of info somewhere. It was one of the reasons they didn't work too well, asside from the obvious magazine flaw. I have heard they were reasonably reliable in their original caliber, whatever that was. I do reserve the right to be misinformed.
Posted 02 July 2005 - 11:33 PM
Posted 03 July 2005 - 09:53 AM
|Had such a DEWAT 40+ years ago, and it had been 8mm Lebel.|
How hard could it have been to DEWAT a Chauchat? From what I understand they were practically DEWATed when they were made!
Posted 03 July 2005 - 08:19 PM
I never fired my .30-06 Chauchat before moving it on to another collector.
There's a good book from Collector Grade Publications called "Proud Promise" that tells you more than you'd ever need to know about the Chauchat.
It also pictures the .30-06 Chauchat with mag in that book. FWTW
Posted 06 July 2005 - 01:21 PM
Posted 06 July 2005 - 06:43 PM