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  • Collection: WWI Industry

Colt New Service revolver produced from 1898 through 1946, it saw action in World War I.

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Colt Armory in 1906, located in Hartford, Connecticut.

A Browning Model 1917 used by American forces in World War I.

A M1917 Revolver that was produced by both Colt and Smith & Wesson, weapon was commonly used in World War I.

A M1911 produced by Colt Manufacturing Company and designed by John Browning. Commonly used in World War I.

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A new factory was to be built for New Britain Machine Company to assemble machine guns. Stanley Works received a $1 million order for magazines for Browning guns.

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The Hartford Courant's article about war orders for Stanley Works in New Britain, CT. Company was making shrapnel shells for allies.

A World War I era gas mask and bag used by American forces.

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United States Army trench mirror used to look over the walls of the trenches. Produced by Stanley Works in December 1917.

A female factory worker is making a pistol for soldiers during World War I. She is working in the Colt factory in Hartford, Connecticut.
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