Note: Display stand / post (from FLAMGA Gunner figure) and other items not included with this Magazine Set.
French Chauchat Magazine Set / Fz. Chauchat Magazin Set
- Scale / Maßstab: 1:16
- Material: Resin
- Parts / Teile: 8
- Code: IS86
Contents / Inhalte:
- 2 x Magazine – Empty / 2 x Magazine – Leer
- 2 x Magazines with 9 Rounds / 2 x Magazine mit 9 Patronen
- 2 x Magazines with 18 Rounds / 2 x Magazine mit 18 Patronen
- 2 x Magazines with 20 Rounds / 2 x Magazine mit 20 Patronen
Extracts from the Infosheet with this kit:
Magazines (2nd type): One of the most serious problems associated with the CSRG are the flimsy, open magazines. The reason for the opening was to allow the carrier / loader to keep sight of rounds still left within magazine, enabling a quick change around when required. Additionally, the magazines would be damaged whilst carried in the gunner’s front pouches, causing stoppages. The standard French Army 8mm tapered round determined the shape of these magazines (unlike the US version CSRG, which used the .30-`06, therefore enabling a straighter magazine).
It was a common practice by combat veterans experienced with this MG to load the magazines with just 18 rounds, as opposed to 20 and was to restrict too much tension on the magazine spring, avoiding the danger of a weak feed.
The small hole on magazine was a feature on the later, 2nd type versions. This was to enable the pusher (in front of magazine spring) to be held in place by inserting a round when loading the individual rounds. Depending on where the pusher is situated, one could look through this hole. This can be drill through (0.5mm hand drill), or filled to represent the first type magazine.