Skip to comments.John Moses Browning house for sale
Posted on 07/26/2009 5:55:15 PM PDT by smokingfrog
If youre a fan of classic American firearms (such as the A5 self-loading shotgun, Model 1895 rifle, Model 1897 pump shotgun, model 1911 pistol, and the legendary M2 50-cal BMG), heres an item of interest.
The 8-bedroom Ogdon, Utah house originally built for John Moses Browning is on the market for $374,900. As John Moses Browning is widely considered to be a genius and the greatest American gun designer ever, this house is hallowed ground for Browning devotees. The house includes an attic suite with a room that served as Brownings workshop. One wonders what remarkable designs were hatched in that attic workshop .
The Browning mansion, located at 505 27th St. in Ogden, is on Utahs list of registered historic places. Described by the Slugs & Plugs Blog as ultimate abode for the unapologetic gun nut and devotee of all things Browning, the house is listed with agent Sue Wilkerson, Terra Venture Real Estate, (801) 393-1188; www.suewilkerson.com. Unfortunately there are no classic guns or gunsmithing memorabilia sold with the Ogden house.
More info and pictures here.
The house also features a tilting basement and gas-operated fire escape.
The German Army tried to outlaw the ‘97 shotgun in WWI. So effective was it in clearing trenches that Germany threatened to execute those captured while using it.
John Moses Browning
Germany tried to outlaw a shotgun used by who?
And a water cooled doorbell.
They complained that the US Army and Marine use of the ‘97 was a war crime. The weapon was brutally effective when used in attacking trenches. They sent a note through the Dutch that they’d treat shotgun users as war criminals under The Hague Articles. Since then the pump action shotgun has been an important element in arsenal of US infantry.
But it was okay for the Germans to try to take over Europe, I bet.
The Germans declared that the use of tactical shotguns as `trench brooms’ (extremely effective) violated the 1907 Geneva Code and that any American captured while wielding such a weapon would be summarily executed.
The Allies counterthreatened reprisals, possibly against German POWs, and the issue became moot.
BTW, I own a Norinco copy of the Model 1897. It has no disconnector and shucks rounds like Lucas McCain in “The Rifleman”. Check it out on youtube.com
That’s a firearm before Congress decided to urinate on our God-given rights.
Uh....no, the Norinco M97T and any number of tactical pump action shotguns have not been banned and are widely available along with a wealth of accessories.
The ancient aging Black Panther Cong. Bobby Rush (D-IL) WANTS to ban such guns but his fascistic HR 45 bill can’t even find a co-sponsor.
“Let not your heart be troubled”
“In August 2003, the Bush administration imposed sanctions on Norinco for allegedly selling missile-related goods to Iran. While not formally joining the multinational effort to restrict the proliferation of missiles, China did commit in 2000, not to assist in any way the development by other countries of MTCR-class missile technology. Neither the Chinese government nor Norinco has denied doing business with Iranian companies, although they did deny that it was for missile related purposes at the Shahid Hemmat Industrial Group, Iran’s key manufacturer of ballistic and non ballistic missiles. Norinco has called the sanctions “groundless and unjustified” and “entirely unreasonable.”
These sanctions led to a prohibition on imports into the US of the remaining types of firearms and ammunition not covered by the 1993 ban.
In May 2004, Norinco won the contract to build Tehran Subway Line 4 with Tehran Railway Company in Iran. The total amount of this contract is over 800 million (U.S. dollars) and is China’s biggest international project contract to date. The project is estimated to take up to six years to complete.”
I would be remiss if it didn't remind me of the relationship Sam Colt had with Browning.
No other U.S. company produced as many fully automatic rifles, perhaps best known as machine guns. As early as 1891, Colt Firearms worked with John Browning in the production of his gas-operated, air-cooled (later water-cooled) machine gun, first delivered to the U.S. Navy in 1897 and destined to play a major role in both the Boxer Rebellion and the Spanish-American War.
Colt Firearms had a long and profitable relationship with John Browning, which included his machine guns and the well-known Browning automatic rifles (BAR) as well as the world-famous Colt .45 semiautomatic pistol.
There is a little story about that picture. Browning was asked to do a formal photographic portrait firing his machine gun.
He showed up in a suit but the workers demanded he wear the old hat he always wore. Although I can’t see it, he is supposed to have a slight smile in the picture due to them putting the hat on him.
Holy cats, all I did was buy one $250.00 shotgun at a gun show. Yes, I thought Norinco was only about small arms.
Does that make me complicit with the vast Red Chinese military-industrial complex?
You may be singlehandedly making it possible for the Iranians to build nukes...
I’ve visited his daddy’s (restored) gun shop in Nauvoo, IL. JMB was definitely a chip off the old block.
Are any firearms still made that way?
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