Colt Model 1895

The Colt-Browning M1895 was nicknamed the "potato digger" due to its unusual operating mechanism, it is an air-cooled, belt-fed, gas-operated machine gun that can fire 450 rounds per minute. BPD had these ready for the May Day riots in 1920

Superintendent Michael Crowley with machine gunners at headquarters. They are ready for the May Day riots, 1920

(photo by Leslie Jones)

"With the latest in guns, Boston Police will fear nothing. The "Reds" will be met severely in case they start anyting", 1919 (photo by Leslie Jones)