RSC 1917 - France’s WW1 Semiauto Rifle

WATCH: RSC 1917 – France’s WW1 Semiauto Rifle

Did you know that the French Army issued more than 80,000 semiautomatic rifles during WWI? They had been experimenting with a great many semiauto designs before the war, and in 1916 finalized a design for a rotating bolt, long stroke gas piston rifle (with more than few similarities to the M1 Garand, actually) which would …

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