Model 189514 Colt-Browning Machine Gun

Model 1895/14 Colt-Browning Machine Gun

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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.
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Currently not on view
Object Name
Machine Gun
Other Terms
Machine Gun; Firearms;.30-06
associated dates
1895 07 20 / 1895 07 20
patentee
Browning
maker
Colt's PT FA Mfg. Company
place made
United States: Connecticut, Hartford
associated place
United States
Physical Description
metal, steel (overall material)
wood (overall material)
Measurements
barrel length: 93 cm; x 36 5/8 in
overall: 105.8 cm; x 41 5/8 in
ID Number
1990.0573.01
serial number
SN 14215
catalog number
1990.0573.01
accession number
1990.0573
Credit Line
Bernard M. Corona
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Political and Military History: Armed Forces History, Military
Data Source
National Museum of American History
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