John Moses Browning Picture Thread


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52grain
November 12, 2010, 08:51 PM
Please post pictures of the pieces of your collection that were designed by the master himself John Moses Browning. Let's see how many of the following we can get:

Wikipedia list: (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_Browning)
* U.S. M1895 Colt-Browning machine gun
* FN Browning M1899/M1900
* Colt Model 1900
* Colt Model 1902
* Colt Model 1903 Pocket Hammer (.38 ACP)
* Colt Model 1903 Pocket Hammerless (.32 ACP)
* Colt Model 1905
* Remington Model 8 (1906), a long recoil semi-automatic rifle
* Colt Model 1908 Vest Pocket (.25 ACP)
* Colt Model 1908 Pocket Hammerless (.380 ACP)
* FN Model 1910
* U.S. M1911 pistol (.45 ACP)
* Colt Woodsman pistol
* Winchester Model 1885 falling-block single shot rifle
* Winchester Model 1886 lever-action repeating rifle
* Winchester Model 1887 lever-action repeating shotgun
* Winchester Model 1890 slide-action repeating rifle (.22)
* Winchester Model 1892 lever-action repeating rifle
* Winchester Model 1894 lever-action repeating rifle
* Winchester Model 1895 lever-action repeating rifle
* Winchester Model 1897 pump-action repeating shotgun
* Browning Auto-5 long recoil semi-automatic shotgun
* U.S. M1917 water-cooled machine gun
* U.S. M1919 air-cooled machine gun
* U.S. M1918 Browning Automatic Rifle (BAR)
* U.S. M2 .50-caliber heavy machine gun of 1921
* Remington Model 8 semi-auto rifle
* Remington Model 24 semi-auto rifle (.22) Also produced by Browning Firearms (as the SA-22) and several others
* Browning Hi-Power (Grand Puissance or GP), the standard sidearm of many military and police forces
* The Browning Superposed over/under shotgun was designed by John Browning in 1922 and entered production in 1931

Additions:
* P35 Hi Power
*1901 lever action shotgun, upgrade of the 1887.
*1893 pump shotgun, predecessor of the 1897.
*FN "Trombone" pump action .22; seldom seen in the USA.
*Model 99 Winchester Thumb Trigger .22 bolt action rifle.
*1900, 1902, 1904 Win. .22 bolt action rifles.
*Model 17 Remington 20 ga pump shotgun, predecessor of Ithaca 37.
*Stevens 520 pump shotgun.
*US M1/M4 37mm autocannon.

The only one of these that I have is the SA-22, I'll get some pictures of it later.

If anyone can think of models that should be added to this list, please let me know and I'll edit it.

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KodiakBeer
November 12, 2010, 09:12 PM
The P35 Hi Power?

52grain
November 12, 2010, 09:22 PM
The P35 Hi Power?

The P35 Hi Power is a JMB design that Dieudonné Saive (himself a genius of FN FAL fame) improved/finished. I'll add it.

Jim Watson
November 12, 2010, 09:37 PM
1901 lever action shotgun, upgrade of the 1887.
1893 pump shotgun, predecessor of the 1897.
FN "Trombone" pump action .22; seldom seen in the USA.
Model 99 Winchester Thumb Trigger .22 bolt action rifle.
1900, 1902, 1904 Win. .22 bolt action rifles.
Model 17 Remington 20 ga pump shotgun, predecessor of Ithaca 37.
Stevens 520 pump shotgun.
US M1/M4 37mm autocannon.

Sorry, I don't own any of those to show pictures.

52grain
November 12, 2010, 09:44 PM
1901 lever action shotgun, upgrade of the 1887.
1893 pump shotgun, predecessor of the 1897.
FN "Trombone" pump action .22; seldom seen in the USA.
Model 99 Winchester Thumb Trigger .22 bolt action rifle.
1900, 1902, 1904 Win. .22 bolt action rifles.
Model 17 Remington 20 ga pump shotgun, predecessor of Ithaca 37.
Stevens 520 pump shotgun.
US M1/M4 37mm autocannon.

Sorry, I don't own any of those to show pictures.

How could I have missed the Remington Model 17? That's pretty basic.

medalguy
November 12, 2010, 10:01 PM
Colt M1911 .45 ACP pistol
Colt Woodsman .22 LR pistol
Winchester 1892 .44-40 lever action repeating rifle
Winchester 1894 .30-30 lever action repeating rifle
Winchester 1897 12 ga pump action shotgun
M1919A4 .30 cal machine gun
M1918A2 .30 cal Browning Automatic Rifle
Browning Hi Power 9mm pistol
M2 .50 cal machine gun

I shoot them all.

52grain
November 12, 2010, 10:10 PM
M1919A4 .30 cal machine gun
M1918A2 .30 cal Browning Automatic Rifle
M2 .50 cal machine gun

Are any of these equipped to fire as JMB intended?

Weevil
November 12, 2010, 11:47 PM
http://i112.photobucket.com/albums/n200/srebough/1903.jpg


http://i112.photobucket.com/albums/n200/srebough/Colt1991A1_edited.jpg

Silvanus
November 13, 2010, 08:48 AM
BHP

http://i80.servimg.com/u/f80/11/50/35/28/bhp210.jpg (http://www.servimg.com/image_preview.php?i=193&u=11503528)

http://i80.servimg.com/u/f80/11/50/35/28/bhp410.jpg (http://www.servimg.com/image_preview.php?i=196&u=11503528)

http://i80.servimg.com/u/f80/11/50/35/28/bhp310.jpg (http://www.servimg.com/image_preview.php?i=194&u=11503528)

amd6547
November 13, 2010, 09:26 AM
Model 1910/55 380acp
http://i61.photobucket.com/albums/h61/amd6547/P1000892.jpg

sidibear
November 13, 2010, 02:03 PM
Auto 5
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v313/fordsierra/sidibears%20bit/guns/Gunmods0008.jpg

1KPerDay
November 13, 2010, 08:29 PM
You should add the FN 1905/1906 to your list (pretty much identical to the Colt 1908, but still.

Not a very good example, but I have one...

http://i12.photobucket.com/albums/a206/1KPerDay/Guns/th_54d8e64f.jpg (http://i12.photobucket.com/albums/a206/1KPerDay/Guns/54d8e64f.jpg)
http://i12.photobucket.com/albums/a206/1KPerDay/Guns/th_62f62d6c.jpg (http://i12.photobucket.com/albums/a206/1KPerDay/Guns/62f62d6c.jpg)

1KPerDay
November 13, 2010, 08:30 PM
BHP

Wow that's pretty... :cool:

bluetopper
November 13, 2010, 10:08 PM
Here's a pic of John Moses Browning.

http://i120.photobucket.com/albums/o182/bendebval/thumbnail.jpg

Topcat
November 13, 2010, 10:10 PM
Lovely Highpower I have always wanted one. Thx for sharing the pix.

essayons21
November 13, 2010, 10:27 PM
http://i136.photobucket.com/albums/q177/collingscb/SadrCity122.jpg

btaylor73
November 14, 2010, 12:18 AM
Funny that this thread came up. I went to the Browning Museum today and took some pictures of the "originals" that John made. Anyone who comes through Utah needs to come up and see this museum here in Ogden. For a gun lover, who has just a small clue to what he did, it is a sacred event. Seeing the section on John's Military contributions makes you feel like we enjoy our freedoms today because of his inventions. It is my favorite museum to visit anywhere
Some of the pictures are of the originals.... if I can figure out how to post them.

btaylor73
November 14, 2010, 12:24 AM
some more. Well, one more. My pictures are too large. Sorry

elcaminoariba
November 14, 2010, 02:47 AM
I'm pretty partial to this one:

http://img521.imageshack.us/img521/1885/p0000024.jpg

Oyeboten
November 14, 2010, 02:54 AM
Colt Browning 'Sporting Model' .38 ACP -


http://inlinethumb13.webshots.com/42444/2303560100067835264S600x600Q85.jpg (http://home-and-garden.webshots.com/photo/2303560100067835264SmyKGh)

52grain
November 14, 2010, 09:54 AM
I like the picture of the M2 in Iraq. If I ever make it to the Salt Lake City area, I'll have to stop in at the museum.

ldsgeek
November 14, 2010, 09:55 AM
I didn't realize the thumb safety on the 1911 was an afterthought. That is interesting to say the least.

52grain
November 14, 2010, 07:50 PM
Is the Hi-Power still made by FN in Belgium?

dogtown tom
November 14, 2010, 07:56 PM
52grain Is the Hi-Power still made by FN in Belgium?
Sure is.

Full Metal Jacket
November 14, 2010, 08:13 PM
Is the Hi-Power still made by FN in Belgium?

yep, john browning sold the patent to FN, and actually died in france when he was working with FN in Belgium on producing it.

FN went on to alter the design before production, after browning's death. had browning lived to see production, it prob would have been a nicer gun (prob wouldn't have that stupid mag safety that gives it a 20lb trigger pull, or the HP hammer bite...)

iamkris
November 14, 2010, 08:24 PM
WW-II RemRand 1911A1

http://i37.tinypic.com/mm4mkn.jpg

Winchester 1890

http://i48.tinypic.com/hth2q1.jpg

Buncha 1911s and a Hi Power

http://i28.tinypic.com/66aus5.jpg

97 scattergun in there

http://i30.tinypic.com/2rh8nyc.jpg

M1919A4

http://i49.tinypic.com/1qrepv.jpg

Win 92 and 94 in the group

http://i54.tinypic.com/jj78gh.jpg

Full Metal Jacket
November 14, 2010, 08:47 PM
iamkris,

what model lever-action is that bottom one in the last pic (the one with the bigger loop). that's cool :)

yakkingallover
November 14, 2010, 09:03 PM
Am I wrong or should the 1873 Winchester be on that list also? didn't see any pics and nno mention in this thread but I thought it was one of JMB's?

Jim Watson
November 14, 2010, 09:08 PM
No.
The 1873 was a development of the original Volcanic - Henry - Winchester 1866 - 1873 - 1876 series of toggle breech actions going way back to the Hunt-Jennings-Wesson designs.
The Browning patent 1892, 1886, 1894, 1895 rifles are much stronger and generally more compact and lighter, too.

CSA 357
November 14, 2010, 09:11 PM
1912 winchester?

Jim Watson
November 14, 2010, 09:14 PM
Nope.
Designed by Thomas Crossley Johnson after Mr Browning broke off relations with Winchester because they would not give him the deal he wanted for the A5 auto shotgun.
Wiki says he had 124 patents assigned to Winchester, which would have made him famous if not overshadowed by Mr Browning... and John Pedersen.

iamkris
November 14, 2010, 09:26 PM
iamkris,

what model lever-action is that bottom one in the last pic (the one with the bigger loop). that's cool

Thanks...I like it too. Just got it.

It's a Marlin 1895 GBL. 6 rounds of .45-70 in the tube, 1 up the pipe. 18" barrel and laminate stock. The former owner put on a set of XS ghost rings sights.

I like it...makes me want to go hog or bear hunting.

dogtown tom
November 14, 2010, 10:47 PM
Full Metal Jacket:...yep, john browning sold the patent to FN, and actually died in france when he was working with FN in Belgium on producing it.

FN went on to alter the design before production, after browning's death. had browning lived to see production, it prob would have been a nicer gun (prob wouldn't have that stupid mag safety that gives it a 20lb trigger pull, or the HP hammer bite...)
Close......but not quite.
JMB learned a valuable lesson after selling his first design to Winchester. He didn't "sell" his patents, he licensed their production. In 1896, Colt for example bought the exclusive rights to produce Browning handgun designs in the USA, Great Britain and Ireland. Fabrique Nationale got the exclusive rights to Belgium, France, Austria Hungary and Spain (the rest of the world was a free for all) In the 1920's Colt territories were expanded to everything north of the Panama Canal Zone, FN got all of continental Europe except for GB & Ireland. The last of these licensing agreements expired in the '50's.

JMB died of a heart attack in his son's office at FN (in Belgium, not France). While not technically an employee of FN, JMB maintained an office at FN.

As to whether the Hi Power would have been "a nicer gun".......you need to see the horrible monstrosity that JMB left Saive to fix. Regarding the magazine disconnect.......that was a result of a request by the French, much like similiar requests by the U.S. Army on the 1911 design.

ejbrush
November 15, 2010, 09:36 PM
the Remington Model 17 was the product of a collaboration between Pedersen and Browning. The precursor to the Model 17 was the Model 10, which was wholly a Pedersen design.
Just making sure credit is given where due.

coop923
March 31, 2011, 11:35 PM
Better have this one in here:

http://i188.photobucket.com/albums/z227/coop923/shooting%20stuff/IMG_2448.jpg

http://i188.photobucket.com/albums/z227/coop923/shooting%20stuff/IMG_2452.jpg

Tinpig
April 1, 2011, 01:16 AM
Here's what I've collected over the years. I use them all. Don't much care for the .25ACP...the rest are perfection.
http://i214.photobucket.com/albums/cc91/ccanhamjr/Guns/IMG_2177-1.jpg

Tinpig

sawdeanz
April 1, 2011, 01:20 AM
coop, what model is that? It looks really neat!

monkyboy1975
April 1, 2011, 01:31 AM
Stevens 520 20GA
http://i580.photobucket.com/albums/ss248/monkyboy1975/051-1.jpg

My wife's shotgun.

coop923
April 1, 2011, 02:57 AM
coop, what model is that? It looks really neat!
It's a Remington Model 8. Mine is in .35 Remington. I think they were in production from 1906-1936 IIRC. This one shoots great!

Morgo
April 1, 2011, 06:09 AM
http://i392.photobucket.com/albums/pp4/brycemorgan452/P1040450.jpg

ATBackPackin
April 1, 2011, 10:10 AM
This Colt 1903 in .32acp is the only one I have now. I will eventually get a 1911 and a Winchester 94, but not sure which caliber yet.

Rembrandt
April 1, 2011, 02:55 PM
The greatest shotgun of all....the Superposed.

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v405/Rembrandt51/super6.jpg
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v405/Rembrandt51/Liegeset5.jpg
1911....
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v405/Rembrandt51/ColtClassicGoldCup.jpg
High Power....
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v405/Rembrandt51/Firearms/RenaissanceHP.jpg
The legendary M2.....
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v405/Rembrandt51/Military/p512.jpg
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v405/Rembrandt51/Military/P1010033_JPG.jpg

Drail
April 1, 2011, 08:13 PM
Wow, you can clearly see how bad that dust is over there in the sandbox in that last photo. Keeping weapons functioning would be a full time job.

Blown6L
April 1, 2011, 08:37 PM
The 1885.
A 22LR. Restored.
http://i260.photobucket.com/albums/ii21/KySilverado/IMG_0579Medium.jpg
A 25/20 Single Shot. Destine to be a wall hanger
http://i260.photobucket.com/albums/ii21/KySilverado/IMG_0654Medium.jpg
An Uberti copy in 45/70.
http://i260.photobucket.com/albums/ii21/KySilverado/IMG_0988Medium.jpg

awgrizzly
April 3, 2011, 12:00 AM
Here's a Woodsman (pre actually)

http://i101.photobucket.com/albums/m44/Grizzlyguy/ColtWoodsman.jpg

pump .22s
April 24, 2011, 10:37 PM
What about the Remington 241 auto...the upgrade to the model 24 auto?

wundudnee
April 24, 2011, 11:14 PM
Winchester Thumbtrigger
1902
1904
Model 36 .9mm shotgun

http://www.fototime.com/%7BFEE2DB52-783E-443C-96DB-46ECE6888D25%7D/origpict/winchester%252036%25202.jpg

1906s &1890s

http://www.fototime.com/%7B9E8BCAF1-00EF-4443-8A60-8D6ABAF079DB%7D/origpict/win%25204.jpg
http://www.fototime.com/%7BC11B2960-18CA-422E-9469-6C5F429F7BBA%7D/origpict/win%25205.jpg

Bottom is 1897 solidframe

http://www.fototime.com/%7BCA4CBBEE-0BB1-4C6E-939B-CF1ACEE56C4B%7D/origpict/win%25206.jpg

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