Let us try and list all of John M. Browning's designs.


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Soap
March 7, 2003, 07:28 PM
I can't find a comprehensive list so have at it THR!

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Atticus
March 7, 2003, 07:31 PM
How about pictorial....of a few.
http://members.tripod.com/Dlhen1/john_m.htm

ACP230
March 7, 2003, 07:37 PM
Winchester High Wall Single Shot Rifle
Remington Model 8 Semiauto Rifle
Browning Automatic Rifle
1917 .30 Machine Gun (Watercooled)
1919 .30 Machine Gun (Air-Cooled)
M2 .50 Cal Machine Gun (Air-Cooled)
M2 .50 Cal Machine Gun (Water-Cooled)
Some 37 MM cannon (basically the M2 scaled up).
Wincheser 1892
Winchester 1894
Browning Auto 5 Shotgun
Colt 1911
Browning HP
Browning Superposed OU Shotgun

Just the ones I remember without looking anything up.

rick458
March 7, 2003, 07:48 PM
I have heard that the Model 94 Winchester was a JMB design

Autolite
March 7, 2003, 08:45 PM
also designed a toaster/waffle iron thing. Does that count ???

HABU
March 7, 2003, 08:54 PM
Models 1900, 1902, 1903, 1905, 1907, 1908, 1909, 1910 and 1911A1 :D

gk1
March 7, 2003, 09:34 PM
ACP230 and the others have most of those that I can think of besides the Winchester 1897 shotgun, the Remington Model 8 semi-auto rifle and the Winchester 1895 rifle (ala Teddy Roosevelt).

Sure seems like there were more, but it's far from an insignificant list already.

George

nemesis
March 7, 2003, 09:57 PM
How about the Colt Potato Digger?

hksw
March 7, 2003, 10:07 PM
.25 ACP
.32 ACP
.380 ACP / 9mm kurz
9mm Browning Long
.38 ACP >>> .38 Super
9.8mm Browning Auto Colt (obsolete)
.45 ACP
.50 BMG

bobs1066
March 7, 2003, 10:39 PM
Model 1885 Single Shot Winchester rifle
Model 1886 Level action Winchester rifle
Model 1890 Pump action Winchester rifle
FN .22 Caliber Semi-Auto rifle/Remington Model 24
Model 1887 Lever action Winchester shotgun
Model 1893 Pump action Winchester shotgun
Model 520 Pump action Stevens shotgun
Model 17 Pump action Remington shotgun
Model 1922 Automatic FN pistol
Woodsman Automatic Colt pistol

Plus many designs that were bought by Winchester & never produced, to keep them out of the hands of other makers.

What a guy, that JMB!

ejohne
March 7, 2003, 11:39 PM
The Guns of John M. Browning (from John M. Browning American Gunmaker)
"During his lifetime the inventor took out a total of 128 patents, covering more than eighty separate and distinct firearms." The book has illustrations and photographs of 81 of Browning guns. Here are the rifles:

A. Rifles
1. Single Shot rifle (Browning Brothers and Winchester)
2. Tubular Magazine Repeating Rifle
3. Level Action Repeating Rifle
4. Model 1886 Level Action repeating rifle (Winchester)
5. Model 1890 .22 Caliber pump action repeating rifle (Winchester)
6. Model 1892 Lever Action Repeating Rifle (Winchester)
7. Model 1894 Lever Action Repeating Rifle (Winchester)
8. Model 1895 Lever Action Repeating Rifle (Winchester)
9. Model 1900 Bolt action single shot .22 caliber rifle (Winchester)
10. Semi-Automatic high Power rifle (Remington and FN - Remington Model 8 and later Model 81)
11. Semi-automatic .22 cailber rifle (FN and Remington and Browning)
12. Pump action .22 caliber repeating rifle (FN)
13. Browning automatic rifle (colt, winchester, Marlin-Rockwell, FN and others)
14. .38 caliber lever action repeating rifle*
15. .30 caliber government lever action repeating rifle*
16. .45 caliber lever action repeating rifle*
17. .44 caliber pump action repeating rifle*
18. .45 caliber lever action repeating rifle*
19. .45/.70 caliber lever action repeating rifle*
20. .44 caliber lever action repeating rifle*
21. .22 caliber pull-apart repeating rifle*
22. .45 caliber lever action repeating rifle*
23. .30 caliber lever action repeating rifle*
24. .30 caliber lever action repeating rifle*
25. .30 caliber pull-apart repeating rifle*
26. .30 caliber pull-apart repeating rifle*
27. .44 caliber lever action repeating rifle*
28. .30 caliber swing guard repeating rifle*
29. .22 caliber rim fire single shot rifle*
30. .22 caliber rim fire single shot rifle*
31. .22 caliber rim fire single shot rifle*
32. .22 caliber rim fire single shot rifle*
33. .30 caliber pump action repeating rifle*
34. .40 caliber lever action repeating rifle*
35. .236 caliber lever action repeating rifle*
36. .30 caliber lever action repeating rifle*
37. .30 caliber lever action repeating rifle*

*sold to Winchester but never manufactured

Mike Irwin
March 8, 2003, 12:36 AM
Also the Remington slide-action shotgun that later was sold to Ithaca as the Model 37.

Gewehr98
March 8, 2003, 12:45 AM
Remington Model 11, Savage Model 520 (?)

Atticus, about that pictorial - I'd wager JMB was long gone before the A-Bolt and BAR sporter were introduced. He didn't live long enough to finish the High Power, Mr. D. Saive carried it through to fruition.

Hand_Rifle_Guy
March 8, 2003, 07:43 AM
All those patents that Winchester bought and sat on. I'll bet there are more than a few elegant, efficeint designs lurking amongst those guns. Where'd they go?

I wish someone would review those. I wonder if there might be some truly unique and surprising solutions to the challenges of firearms engineering even in the light of today's advanced industrial technology. J.M. Browning had a tremendous understanding of guns, and a very prolific mind.

A locking system that no-one's thought up yet? A magazine system as yet untried? Some sort of take-down system that hasn't managed to occur to anyone else?

The mind boggles. I'd love to look, or better yet, play with some prototypes. What surprises may lurk in that patent list?

Coltdriver
March 8, 2003, 11:52 AM
Nobody has mentioned the dimutive Browning Baby in .25:D

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