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.
Courtesy of the Naval Historical Foundation
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