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John Moses Browning Picture Thread

Discussion in 'General Gun Discussions' started by 52grain, Nov 12, 2010.

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  1. 52grain

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    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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  2. KodiakBeer

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    The P35 Hi Power?
     

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  3. 52grain

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    The P35 Hi Power is a JMB design that Dieudonné Saive (himself a genius of FN FAL fame) improved/finished. I'll add it.
     
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    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.
     
  5. 52grain

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    How could I have missed the Remington Model 17? That's pretty basic.
     
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    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.
     
  7. 52grain

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    Are any of these equipped to fire as JMB intended?
     
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    Model 1910/55 380acp
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    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...

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    Wow that's pretty... :cool:
     
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    Here's a pic of John Moses Browning.

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    Lovely Highpower I have always wanted one. Thx for sharing the pix.
     
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    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.
     

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    some more. Well, one more. My pictures are too large. Sorry
     

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    I'm pretty partial to this one:

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    Colt Browning 'Sporting Model' .38 ACP -


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  21. 52grain

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    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.
     
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    I didn't realize the thumb safety on the 1911 was an afterthought. That is interesting to say the least.
     
  23. 52grain

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    Is the Hi-Power still made by FN in Belgium?
     
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    Sure is.
     
  25. Full Metal Jacket

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    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...)
     
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