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To: DogByte6RER

The 1895 was the result of a Navy inquiry. They asked Colt if they could develop a machine gun capable or raking an opposing ship’s decks or superstructure for 5 minutes solid.

Colt asked Browning if he could develop a machine gun which would do that. Browning came up with the model 1895.

The gun was tested in Colt’s basement with John doing the firing using belted ammo that was long enough to cover the entire 5 minutes.

At the end of 5 minutes the gun had performed perfectly but everyone there said they believed Browning had raised all the ghosts in the area from the noise.


17 posted on 02/15/2013 9:02:37 PM PST by yarddog (One shot one miss.)
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To: yarddog

Browning was the eccentric guy with the ice skating rink in his living room?


19 posted on 02/15/2013 9:06:21 PM PST by GeronL (http://asspos.blogspot.com)
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