Model 1895/14 Colt-Browning Machine Gun

Description (Brief):

The Model 1895/14 Colt-Browning Machine Gun was the first gas operated machine gun adopted by the U.S. military. It was manufactured in a number of American and European calibers and could fire up to 450 rounds per minute. It was known as the "potato digger" because the gas operated lever action in front of the gun could cause it to dig itself into the ground when mounted in soft soil.

Associated Dates: 1895 07 20 / 1895 07 20

Patentee: BrowningMaker: Colt's PT FA Mfg. Company

Location: Currently not on view

Place Made: United States: Connecticut, HartfordAssociated Place: United States

See more items in: Political and Military History: Armed Forces History, Military


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Credit Line: Bernard M. Corona

Data Source: National Museum of American History

Id Number: 1990.0573.01Serial Number: SN 14215Catalog Number: 1990.0573.01Accession Number: 1990.0573

Object Name: Machine GunOther Terms: Machine Gun; Firearms; .30-06

Physical Description: metal, steel (overall material)wood (overall material)Measurements: barrel length: 93 cm; x 36 5/8 inoverall: 105.8 cm; x 41 5/8 in


Record Id: nmah_1065009

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