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This Old Gun: Colt Model 1895 Machine Gun

In this American Rifleman TV episode, we cover the innovative Colt Model 1895 machine gun, also known as the "Potato Digger."

I Have This Old Gun: Colt Model 1895 Potato Digger

Watch another episode of American Rifleman Television's "I Have This Old Gun": Colt Model 1895 "Potato Digger"

Shooting the "Digger"

As you may have noticed, this is the first time a Colt’s Automatic Gun, Model 1895 has appeared on the cover of American Rifleman. As Philip Schreier’s March 2013 cover story points out, this was the first machine gun model (mechanical guns such as the Gatling are not self-loading, fully automatic machine guns) used by the U.S. Army in combat. Of course we have Gatling video here, too.

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