Skip to comments.What’s so special about John Moses Browning?
Posted on 10/17/2013 1:05:37 PM PDT by virgil283
"Browning was not a degreed engineer, but he is, to date, the greatest firearms designer who has ever lived. Consider this: had Browning done nothing but the 1911, hed have a place in the top rank of gun designers, ever. But thats not all he did, by any means. If he had done nothing but the M1917 and M1919 machine guns, hed have a place in the top ranks of designers. If hed done nothing but the M2HB, a gun which will still be in widespread infantry service a century after its introduction, and its .50 siblings, hed be hailed as a genius. One runs out of superlatives describing Brownings career, with at least 80 firearms designed, almost 150 patents granted, and literally three-quarters of US sporting arms production in the year 1900 being Browning designs before his successes with automatic guns.......[ read it all - its very well writen]
(Excerpt) Read more at weaponsman.com ...
That’s the story. I wish I could find that book again, it’s been years since I read it.
I liked the author’s description of the mountain outside Ogden where he test fired everything. The mountain put up with it all until he made the 37mm, then the mountain gave up and large parts started sliding downhill.
Johnathan was John Brownings father... also a fine gunsmith... you can visit his home/museum in Navou , Ill.
Just how many non-degreed or degreed people today would be able create the many designs or products?
John Moses Browning was a god and a patriot. I’m proud to say that at one time, back before a tragic boating accident, I owned several of his designs.
High quality and beautiful in their simplicity and reliability.
Lady Liberty owes a lot to JMB.
Happiness is a belt fed weapon. Especially if it was designed by Mr. Browning.
I don’t think so, my Great Uncle was Mission President in that area and I see no mention of this in our family lore.
See post 36 for independent verification of the story.
Yeah man. Bombs can be ‘’smart’’ but ‘’Ma Deuce’’ just need to tap you once and it’s game over.
I read somewhere that John Browning basically pioneered Human Engineering. He used cadevors to get the interface of his firearm designs to fit the human body. He would open up the various parts of the body such as arms and hands to be sure that the firearm fit the body without strain or joint damage. He was truly an American treasure!
I used to be the proud owner of several pieces designed by Mr. Browning. They included three model 37 Ithaca shotguns, two 1911’s, a Browning Superposed shotgun, a model 11 Remington shotgun and two Browning High Power pistols. Unfortunately, they were all lost in a tragic boating accident on 7 November, 2012.
“The Rugers are very popular with sportsmen and target shooters, but the gun is a major PITA when it comes to cleaning and maintenance.”
Amen to that, Brother!
Yes they are - in one of the most heavily guarded facilities in the US, down on the Sandia range.
What a coincidence! I also lost two Hi-Powers, two 1911s, an A-5, and not less than three .22 semi autos in the untrackable depths of our lake.!
Darn canoes are soooo unstable.....
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