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Hi, I was wondering if you could identify which weapon and country used this magazine? It was found in Serbia and we believe it to be WW2.

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From the information I have these are magazines either to a Breda M1935 PF rifle, a Madsen Rasmussen (Bjarnov) M1896 or a Chauchat C.S.R.G. Model 1918 light machine gun.  The open sides were used on some guns to help troops know how many bullets were left but it was a disaster as the hole invited dust and debris into the gun.  The French Chauchat had a very habit of jamming due to foreign material getting in to the firing mechanism.  The Chauchat was French but the US Army had it own version.  The Madsen M1896 was Dutch and the Breda was Italian.  I wish I could be 100% but I hope this helps.
Please check out the Links.
http://world.guns.ru/machine/fr/chauchat-csrg-m1915-e.html
http://world.guns.ru/rifle/autoloading-rifles/dk/self-loading-rifle-madsen-rasmu
http://world.guns.ru/rifle/autoloading-rifles/dk/self-loading-rifle-madsen-rasmu

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I can answer questions on World War Two weapons, tactics, and strategy. I can answer questions on Weapons systems and their development. I can answer guestions on Space exploration history. I am a World War 2 expert. I study Military Weapons Systems and the usage of those systems.

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I work for Saint Petersburg College as a TRS or Technology resources specialist. I read 10 to 15 books a year on World War 2 and weapon systems. I also have a BA in History from USF.

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