Browning M1895 mounted on tripod.
A young Julian Hatcher (then a Captain in the U.S. Army) test firing the Marlin produced version of the M1895. Note the heavy finned barrel and the piston linkage underneath the barrel. Now you can see why it was nicknamed the "potato digger". Photo taken sometime during WWI.
US soldiers posing with a Colt-Browning M1895. This photo shows two types of mountings, the early model tripod, and the high wheeled gun carriage.
Colt 1895/14 machine gun, Russian contract version - 7.62x54mm R
Colt-Browning M1895 Machine Gun - .30-06 Springfield
Marlin Model 1917 - .30-06 Springfield
Isn't this gun technically called the "M1895 Colt-Browning Machine Gun"?
--Zackmann08 22:10, 27 January 2012 (CST)
Not according to the books I have. I have a feeling the names are flexible. However I think we should hold off changing the name. --Jcordell 02:31, 28 January 2012 (CST)
- Good enough for me. :-) Thanx! --Zackmann08 02:38, 28 January 2012 (CST)
Furthermore, isn't "automatic machine gun" a redundancy? Spartan198 (talk) 18:50, 1 June 2017 (EDT)
- I suppose in 1895 it was all new and the terminology hadn't yet been nailed down. --Jcordell (talk) 16:45, 7 September 2022 (UTC)