These 5 World War Guns Laid the Foundation for Modern Assault Rifles
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Peter Suciu

World War II, Europe

The French were actually the first to deploy such a weapon, the largely disparaged Chauchat.

Here's What You Need To Remember: The concept began in the First World War.

The concept of a “squad automatic weapon” was not new to the Second World War, and was in fact developed a generation earlier in the mud-soaked trenches of the First World War. The French were actually the first to deploy such a weapon, the largely disparaged Chauchat. While it suffered from...

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