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Happy Birthday John Moses Browning
Vanity | Jan 23, 2013 | Vanity

Posted on 01/23/2013 5:19:49 AM PST by JRandomFreeper

Happy Birthday and Thank You to John Moses Browning. Born in 1855, he designed some of the greatest American firearms. Many of those designs are still in use today.

Happy Birthday!


TOPICS: History
KEYWORDS: banglist; guncontrol; secondamendment
As I type this, my 1911 style is sitting at it's normal place on my desk. J.M. Browning is a Great American Hero.

/johnny

1 posted on 01/23/2013 5:19:55 AM PST by JRandomFreeper
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2 posted on 01/23/2013 5:24:11 AM PST by central_va ( I won't be reconstructed and I do not give a damn.)
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And it was designed and built without any special permission from the government. A golden age, no doubt.

/johnny

3 posted on 01/23/2013 5:27:45 AM PST by JRandomFreeper (Gone Galt)
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4 posted on 01/23/2013 5:29:31 AM PST by central_va ( I won't be reconstructed and I do not give a damn.)
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Happy Birthday JMB!

My meager 1911 collection, so far....

Banglist (((ping)))

5 posted on 01/23/2013 6:00:44 AM PST by Envisioning (Call me a racist........, one more time..........)
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Pretty, yet functional. Thanks for the gun porn.

For a design 102 years old (older actually) that piece of technology still sells well today.

/johnny

6 posted on 01/23/2013 6:04:28 AM PST by JRandomFreeper (Gone Galt)
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I will be shooting my 1911’s and my M92 levergun today in celebration. The following is a humorous but true writing about the 1911.

http://www.frfrogspad.com/jmb.htm


7 posted on 01/23/2013 6:10:08 AM PST by Okieshooter
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In the year 1911 that weapon must have looked like it came from some advanced alien civilization.


8 posted on 01/23/2013 6:17:16 AM PST by central_va ( I won't be reconstructed and I do not give a damn.)
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To: JRandomFreeper

Happy Birthday Mr. Browning.

In your day you were considered a genius with your craft by most, nowadays you are demonized and held in contempt by many who find it’s easier to blame someone like you than face the truth on the tools of your trade.


9 posted on 01/23/2013 6:20:19 AM PST by Abathar (Proudly posting without reading the article carefully since 2004)
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For a design 102 years old (older actually) that piece of technology still sells well today.

Amazing ergonomics make it fit/point well in most anyone's hand, and this simple fact still eludes many modern manufacturers to this day, a hundred years later.......and then there is the trigger.

10 posted on 01/23/2013 6:24:06 AM PST by Envisioning (Call me a racist........, one more time..........)
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To: JRandomFreeper
John Moses Browning, who gave individuals the means to resist violent crowds, the oppressed the means to resist oppressors, and armed heroes of freedom for war. Guy ought to be canonized as a saint.
11 posted on 01/23/2013 6:24:06 AM PST by Little Ray (Waiting for the return of the Gods of the Copybook Headings.)
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To: central_va

Some of us look at that as a true work of art. It is most certainly one of the finest designs for a tool ever produced by the human mind. Browning had a genius far above his fellows.


12 posted on 01/23/2013 6:28:02 AM PST by MHGinTN (Being deceived can be cured.)
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A policemen in Ohio has come up with a ‘fix’ for the less than ideal ergonomics of the Glock ... he designed a pop-on beaver tail grip modifier which makes the Glock point more like a 1911. I have them on all my Glocks.


13 posted on 01/23/2013 6:32:23 AM PST by MHGinTN (Being deceived can be cured.)
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14 posted on 01/23/2013 7:03:23 AM PST by carriage_hill (AR-10s/15s are the 21st Century's Muskets. Self-Defense is The First Human Right.)
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Modern Sculpure at its Finest. Kimber TLE/RL II and its little baby brother, the Kimber Ultra Carry in basic black.

15 posted on 01/23/2013 8:23:52 AM PST by CodeToad (Liberals are bloodsucking ticks. We need to light the matchstick to burn them off.)
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As I type this, my Colt Series 70 .45 Combat Commander is by my side. John Moses Browning was a small arms genius; he held 75 patents and none of them were commercial failures.

The M1911 pistol is 102 years old and is the most copied self-loading handgun on the planet. The venerable “Ma Duce” M2 .50 machine gun remains in production 94 years after Browning's first prototype fired in 1919 and 92 years after adoption by the United States in 1921.

Browning's “improvement” on the M1911 [and his last design before his death in 1926], the famous P35 Browning Hi-Power, remains in production by FN Herstal. The BHP was the world's first high capacity magazine self-loader and was carried by Allies and Axis during WW2.

Happy Birthday, Mr. Browning, your abilities and products continue to serve freedom and justice to this day.

16 posted on 01/23/2013 9:09:44 AM PST by MasterGunner01
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To: Envisioning
I want you to know, that I'm jealous as all heck. :-) / end of sarc.

Excuse my ignorance but what is the name / type / model, of the top (Black Ugly /sarc) pistol. Yes I know it's a 45.

Now I have to start saving up, I just love that thing. :-)

17 posted on 01/23/2013 11:48:45 AM PST by Stanwood_Dave ("Testilying." Cop's don't lie, they just Testily{ing} as taught in their respected Police Academy.)
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Excuse my ignorance but what is the name / type / model, of the top (Black Ugly /sarc) pistol

That is a Dan Wesson VBOB (Valor with a bobtail and 4.25" barrel) with the duty coat finish. Awesome pistol, perfect weight and balance. Probably kind of hard to find right now, good luck!

18 posted on 01/23/2013 1:29:12 PM PST by Envisioning (Call me a racist........, one more time..........)
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To: MasterGunner01
The man was a genius. He started very young, and was allowed to create. Neither his parents, nor the government put stumbling blocks in the way.

I can't imagine another such firearms designer starting the way he did, today.

/johnny

19 posted on 01/23/2013 1:51:54 PM PST by JRandomFreeper (Gone Galt)
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Don't know if you know anything about John Moses Browning, but it's worth a few minutes of study. He's one of my heros.

/johnny

20 posted on 01/23/2013 1:53:19 PM PST by JRandomFreeper (Gone Galt)
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To: Envisioning
Great, first you reply, tell me the "GOOD NEWS," then you dash my hopes of owing one, by telling me there hard to find. :-(

I now have a new mission, to find one!!!!! :-)

21 posted on 01/23/2013 3:56:59 PM PST by Stanwood_Dave ("Testilying." Cop's don't lie, they just Testily{ing} as taught in their respected Police Academy.)
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“Don't know if you know anything about John Moses Browning”

I didn't know about him, but now I do, read up on the guy. What a genius he was. When I saw the lady sharp shooter on Hannity the other night, she had a 1911 as one of her guns she uses in matches. Some months ago, you or someone else mentioned a 1911, and I wondered what kind of gun that was, that surely it wasn't from the year 1911. Now, I understand.

22 posted on 01/23/2013 5:56:39 PM PST by Marcella (Prepping can save your life today. Going Galt is freedom.)
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Yep. The year 1911.

It's the pistol I can wake up, hung over, without glasses, and operate and clear with the lights off. Sure, I own revolvers and have shot many other style autoloading pistols, but the 1911 will ever be my sweetheart.

/johnny

23 posted on 01/23/2013 6:10:05 PM PST by JRandomFreeper (Gone Galt)
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“but the 1911 will ever be my sweetheart”

Does that mean the wedding is off?


24 posted on 01/23/2013 6:55:46 PM PST by Marcella (Prepping can save your life today. Going Galt is freedom.)
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My lawyer won't let me get married again. Says I won't have enough left to pay him. ;)

/johnny

25 posted on 01/23/2013 6:59:38 PM PST by JRandomFreeper (Gone Galt)
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Thanks JRandomFreeper.

Happy Birthday JMB!

Just adding to the catalog, not sending a general distribution.

To all -- please ping me to other topics which are appropriate for the GGG list.


26 posted on 01/23/2013 7:31:17 PM PST by SunkenCiv (Romney would have been worse, if you're a dumb ass.)
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