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Chauchat-Ribeyrolles 1918 submachine gun

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Chauchat-Ribeyrolles 1918 submachine gun - 8x50mmR
Chauchat-Ribeyrolles 1918 submachine gun - 8x50mmR

The Chauchat-Ribeyrolles 1918 submachine gun refers to two prototype French Firing Port Weapons developed during late World War I by the same designers behind the Chauchat, intended for use on the Renault FT 17. The action of the weapon is based on the R.S.C. Mle 1917 semiautomatic rifle. The first model used a special eight-round Mannlicher-Berthier clip, while the second model used modified Chauchat magazines. Despite being named "Submachine Gun", they fired the 8x50mmR rifle rounds. These weapons were eventually retired due to the recoil from the rifle rounds being too heavy.

A note on the name: while the English term "Submachine Gun" was coined in 1921, and is by definition applied to pistol caliber instead of rifle caliber weapons, sources say that the Chauchat-Ribeyrolles 1918 was named a "Machine Pistol", or what would be "pistolet-mitrailleur" in French, which would come to mean Submachine Gun in the modern day.

The weapon is not to be confused with the Ribeyrolles 1918 Automatic Carbine.


(Tested between 1918 - 1919)

  • Caliber: 8x50mmR Lebel
  • Weight: 8.8 lbs (4 kg)
  • Length: 22.6 in (57.5 cm)
  • Barrel Length: 13.4 in (34 cm)
  • Feed System: 8-round Mannlicher-Berthier clip, 20-round Chauchat magazine
  • Fire Mode: Full-Auto only

The Chauchat-Ribeyrolles 1918 submachine gun and variants can be seen in the following films, television series, video games, and anime used by the following actors:

Video Games

Game Title Appears as Mods Notation Release Date
Battlefield 1 RSC SMG First model. Added in "Apocalypse" DLC, 2018 2016
Call of Duty: WWII Ribeyrolles Second model. Added in "Days of Summer" event, 2018 2017

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