Colt-Browing M1895

<b>1889</b> John Browning makes the first successful gas-powered machine gun. Browning previously worked with both Colt and Winchester, but the Hartford gun company manufactured the M1895 Colt-Browning model that was the first to enter service.<br><br>
CAPTION: Men of the USS Michigan  Battalion on the outskirts of Vera Cruz, circa late April 1914, armed with a Colt M1895 machine gun and M1903 rifles.

( Courtesy of the Naval Historical Foundation / May 21, 2014 )

1889 John Browning makes the first successful gas-powered machine gun. Browning previously worked with both Colt and Winchester, but the Hartford gun company manufactured the M1895 Colt-Browning model that was the first to enter service.

CAPTION: Men of the USS Michigan Battalion on the outskirts of Vera Cruz, circa late April 1914, armed with a Colt M1895 machine gun and M1903 rifles.

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