Happy John Moses Browning's Birthday

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    Happy John Moses Browning's Birthday

    John Browning was born on this date in 1855. If you don't normally carry a 1911, today is a good day to pull it out of the safe.
    "[T]he people are not to be disarmed of their weapons.
    They are left in full possession of them."

    Zacharia Johnson (speech in the Virginia Ratifying Convention,25 June 1778)"The best we can hope for concerning the people at large is that they be properly armed." ~Alexander Hamilton

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    Sounds like a plan.

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    I carry a 1911 just about every day. Today might be a good time to bring out one of the Hi-Powers!

    Happy Birthday, JMB!!
    Cheers,
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    Quote Originally Posted by rodc13 View Post
    I carry a 1911 just about every day. Today might be a good time to bring out one of the Hi-Powers!

    Happy Birthday, JMB!!
    John Browning designed the 1911 so you are paying tribute daily.
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    He left a great legacy behind.
    We will be much better off when we learn to deal with things as they really are, instead of how we wish them to be!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gunnutty View Post
    He left a great legacy behind.
    You got that right. Most people don't know the number of weapons that is his design.
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    Happy bday JMB, i have my 1911 on my hip as we speak. my bday is in four days, so happy early bday to me too

    heres a fun fact too

    "Perhaps the most infamous singular Browning-designed firearm was a FN Model 1910 handgun, serial number 19074.[3] In 1914, Gavrilo Princip used the .380 ACP pistol to assassinate Archduke Franz Ferdinand of Austria and his wife, Sophie. This event arguably sparked World War I. The pistol was rediscovered in 2004"
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    from wikipedia- said he had was accredited with 128 gun patents



    Several of his designs are still in production today. Some of his most notable designs include:


    Firearms

    Mid-1945 produced M1911A1 U.S. Army Colt.M1895 Colt-Browning machine gun
    Colt Model 1897
    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, the first .45 ACP
    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. Model 1911 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. Model 1917 water-cooled machine gun
    Model 1919 air-cooled machine gun
    Browning Automatic Rifle (BAR) of 1917
    Browning M2 .50-caliber heavy machine gun of 1921
    Remington Model 24 semi-auto rifle (.22) Also produced by Browning Firearms and several others
    The Browning Hi-Power, the last pistol that John Browning developed
    The Browning Superposed over/under shotgun was designed by John Browning in 1922 and entered production in 1931

    Cartridges
    In addition, the cartridges he developed are still some of the most popular in the world. They include:

    .25 ACP
    .32 ACP
    .38 ACP
    9mm Browning Long
    .380 ACP
    .45 ACP
    .50 BMG
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    Tyler, nice list.
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    Quote Originally Posted by SatCong View Post
    Tyler, nice list.
    thanks, i believe ill go crack a fresh Budweiser and have a toast to this man, genius is an understatement for him
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    Quote Originally Posted by Tyler11B View Post
    thanks, i believe ill go crack a fresh Budweiser and have a toast to this man, genius is an understatement for him
    That sounds good.
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