In this American Rifleman TV episode, we cover the innovative Colt Model 1895 machine gun, also known as the "Potato Digger."
Watch as American Rifleman's Mark Keefe gets up close with a .357 Mag. snake gun from Colt.
Lucky were the soldiers armed with the .30–40 Krag-Jorgensen, but many Americans fought with the antiquated Trapdoor Springfield. The Spanish-American war was a conflict in which the U.S. Army first used machine guns and double-action Colts.
Watch another episode of American Rifleman Television's "I Have This Old Gun": Colt Model 1895 "Potato Digger"
“Roosevelt’s Rough Riders” took two Colt-Browning machine guns to Cuba in 1898. One is now on display at the National Firearms Museum.