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Chauchat Automatic Rifle Model 1915 Provisional Instruction

Chauchat Automatic Rifle Model 1915 Provisional Instruction

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The following pamphlet, "Provisional Instructions on theAutomatic Rifle. Model
191
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(Chauchat),"
is
published for
the
information
of
allconcerned.
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PART
I.
AUTOMATIC RIFLE,\915 MODEL.
CHAPTER
I.
OHARAOTERISTICS,
DESCRIPTION
AND NOMENOLATURE OJ'
THERIFLE.
I.-Cba.ra.cteriltics.
The
automatic
riOe,
1915
modeJ, is an
automatic
rifteutilizing
the
recoil strength.
It
is c1asstd among
the
gunsofthis cate· gory
acting
by
longrecoil of
tne
barrel.
It
fires
th
e French regulation cartridge
86
D.(with modified.
priming).
The
feedingis
done
-
by
dips
containing
twenty
ca
rt
ridges.Thisgun
c-.an
be fired rou
nd
byround
(intennittent
firing)
or
automatically
(machine.gurt firing).
II.
-DNCriptiOD
and
Nomenclature.
The
gllO
is
divided
in
two
principal
parts:
(0)
A
tlOHro'Coi/iny
parI.
(b)
Am()Vabhport.
(0)
NONaJ>.CO
lLISC
P"ilT.
The
nonrecoiling
part
includes;
I"
The
barrelcoyer
guide.
The
receiver.3° Thefiringmechanism.
4"The
fittin~.
1.
The Barrel
Cover Gulde
.-I
s
made
out
orsteel sheet: isused
to
protect
the-barrel
and
to
guide
its
movement.s.
It
isformed of two tubes, fixed together
by
the
frontscrew coltar,
and
carries
at
its forepart
the
Bashcover, screwed
andset;
thefrontsightcarrier,
wh
ich.
by
its
trun
c
ated
shape.decreases the
internal
diameter
of
the
-
barn!:1
(,:Ov
er
guido.
constituti.ng
some
sort of recoil intensifier. .The
oorrd
co
..
·er guide is-bored
at
its
forepartwith
eighteen
holes,allowing
the
ci~ulation
ofthe air around
the
radiator.
On
the
right.the ejection opening:
belOW,
the
carrieropening,
in
which slides
the
carrierfixed
to
the
movable
br
eech. Theslide is hollowed
out
at
its
posterior
p.ln
to
allow
the
mounting
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