We had an Assault Rifle before the Germans

Discussion in 'General Firearms Discussion' started by lklawson, Nov 13, 2015.

  1. lklawson

    lklawson Staff Member

  2. And that rifle and cartridge led to this one, the Ribeyrolle 1918 in 8mm.

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  3. A pic of the M1907 as how it was used/configured by the French:

  4. Rerun

    Rerun Supporting Member


    What about the Pedersan Device that was manufactured but,

    not issued?

  5. ajole

    ajole Supporting Member

    NE Utah
    Well...yes, it wasn't issued, and there you go.:p

    By some definitions, the Mauser C96 "could" be considered an assault rifle, as it used detachable mags, had a detachable shoulder stock, and was FA capable in some models.

    But the 7.63 wasn't a "rifle" cartridge, really.:eek:
  6. Rerun

    Rerun Supporting Member

    Except the 'detachable box magazine' wasn't available until After the First WW.

    They used 5 and 10 round 'stripper clips' to load the internal box magazine on the C96 until 1930.

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  7. slade601

    slade601 Member

    What about the Russians federov? First foregrip too possibly? ImageUploadedByHi-Point Forum1447463917.484052.jpg
  8. Because it was a more pistol cartridge, not an intermediate, and semi-auto only. The cartridge was latter made the standard one for the French military for pistols and sub guns.