Rock Island Auction Company

Lot 551: Chauchat 1915 Machine gun 8 mm

Auction Date: February 25, 2016

Scarce French Chauchat Automatic Rifle, BATFE Registered "Unserviceable" Weapon

Price Realized:
Estimated Price: $2,500 - $4,500

Scarce French Chauchat Automatic Rifle, BATFE Registered "Unserviceable" Weapon

Manufacturer: Chauchat
Model: 1915
Type: Machine gun
Gauge: 8 mm
Barrel: 18 inch round
Finish: blue
Stock: walnut
Item Views: 6568
Serial Number:
Catalog Page: 62
Class: Class III

OG - POOR- major or minor parts replaced; major replacement parts required and extensive restoration needed; metal deeply pitted; principal lettering, numerals and design obliterated, wood badly scratched, bruised, cracked or broken; mechanically inoperative; generally undesirable as a collectors firearm in its present state.


NOTE: This item is registered with the BATFE as an "Unserviceable Firearm", and some parts are absent and/or deliberately damaged. It is the sole duty of the bidder to understand all relevant laws and restrictions, and no guarantees are made about the expense, feasibility or safety of "re-activating" this weapon.

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