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1918 CHAUCHAT AUTOMATIC RIFLE MANUAL – PUBLISHED BY THE AMERICAN EXPEDITIONARY FORCES IN FRANCE DURING WORLD WAR ONE – EXCELLENT REPRINT:  A quality reprint of the “MANUAL OF THE AUTOMATIC RIFLE (CHAUCHAT) – DRILL – COMBAT – MECHANISM, dated March of 1918, this is an exact reproduction of the service manual published by the General Headquarters of the American Expeditionary Forces in France.   

The manual consists of 96 pages of description, nomenclature, parts, care and use of this historic arm, as well as in excess of 80 illustrations, description and illustrations of the rifle, detailed exploded drawings of the components, parts and accessories.  In addition, the manual provides detailed instructions for training troops in the use and deployment of the rifle to support infantry movements.  This is an important addition to the library of any serious student of World War One and the arms used during that conflict, and it provides an interesting view of the extent to which the U.S. Army went to acclimate our troops to the conditions on the Western Front.  $15  


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