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Rossignol ENT

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Type  automatic rifle
Designer  Rossignol
Manufacturer  ENT
Place of origin  France
Designed  1900
Weight  9.7kg
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Similar  Darne machine gun, Reibel machine gun, Hotchkiss machine gun

Rossignol ENT 1900 - First French Automatic Rifle

The Rossignol ENT was an experimental automatic rifle of French origin from the first years of the 20th century. It was the first rifle which used the direct impingement operating system, which found later use in the Swedish 1942 Ljungman and the French 1940 MAS rifles, and was later used in the American M16 rifle.


Rossignol developed the new impingment system, and modified the Friberg-Kjellxnan system of opposing, retractable bolt lugs for this experimental rifle. The rifle was produced under the École Normale de Tir, thus the ENT designation, and was produced in at least four variants, "ENT No. 1 or B1, B2, B4, B5".

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  • Cartridge: 6×60mm
  • Caliber: 6mm
  • Weight: 9.7 kg
  • Operation: Gas direct-impingement
  • References

    Rossignol ENT Wikipedia