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  • Everybody Loved Their Browning Hi-Powers Back in the Day

    09/15/2014 8:06:42 AM PDT · by C19fan · 23 replies
    War is Boring ^ | September 15, 2014 | Paul Huard
    From the 1940s until recent times, if a soldier carried a nine-millimeter pistol into battle as part of his weaponry there was a good chance it was a Browning Hi-Power. The Hi-Power was a part of nearly every world conflict of the 20th century. On both sides. Saddam Hussein carried one—and liked to fire it into the air to rile up his supporters. Libyan strongman Muammar Gaddafi owned a customized, gold-plated Hi-Power with an image of his face etched in the grips.
  • Happy Birthday John Moses Browning

    01/23/2014 7:24:33 AM PST · by TurboZamboni · 28 replies
    myself | 1-23-14 | TZ
    Will ABC have a story with "50 Ways to Celebrate John Browning's Birthday like they did for Michelle Obama?
  • What’s so special about John Moses Browning?

    10/17/2013 1:05:37 PM PDT · by virgil283 · 54 replies
    "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, he’d have a place in the top rank of gun designers, ever. But that’s not all he did, by any means. If he had done nothing but the M1917 and M1919 machine guns, he’d have a place in the top ranks of designers. If he’d done nothing but the M2HB, a gun which will still be in widespread infantry service a century after its introduction, and its .50 siblings, he’d be hailed...
  • Mississippi state Sen. Browning switches parties, gives Republicans super majority

    03/26/2013 7:52:21 PM PDT · by LdSentinal · 17 replies
    The Commercial Appeal ^ | 3/26/13 | Phil West
    ACKSON – Veteran Democratic state Sen. Nicky Browning of Pontotoc switched political parties Tuesday, giving Republicans a 32-20 super majority in the 52-member Senate. Browning, 61, represents Senate District 3, which covers Pontotoc, Union and parts of Calhoun counties, and is chairman of the Senate County Affairs Committee. He has been in the Senate since 1996. “Conservatives in Mississippi are working to build a bright future for our state, and it is wonderful to have Senator Browning join our effort,” Gov. Phil Bryant said in a statement. “I am very pleased to welcome him to the Republican Party.” Lt. Gov....
  • Double-Barrel 1911 Lands ATF Approval, Importation To Begin Next Year

    11/30/2012 7:44:34 PM PST · by DogByte6RER · 55 replies
    GUNS.com ^ | 11.27.2012 | Max Slowik
    Double-barrel 1911 lands ATF approval, importation to begin next year The ATF has given Arsenal the green light to import their double-barreled, double-everything 1911. Arsenal turned a lot of heads a few months back when they announced their truly unique handgun, the AF2011-A1, but many assumed that the gun would never wind up for sale in the U.S., because it fires two cartridges with one pull of the trigger, making it a machine gun according to federal law. Arsenal maintained that their double trigger design, and matching pair of sears and hammers, would not raise the hackles of the gatekeepers...
  • Vanity Gun Thread

    08/27/2012 1:10:30 PM PDT · by onona · 27 replies
    me | today | Onona
    Browning BAR Safari...I totally drool over this rifle, but $1300 ? Does anyone out there have a Browning BAR ? What's your opinion ? Any recommendations for a cheaper alternative ? Thanks all !
  • Why such muted celebrations for Robert Browning's bicentenary?

    05/07/2012 8:53:04 PM PDT · by Borges · 7 replies
    The Guardian ^ | John Dugdale
    It's Robert Browning's misfortune to be more often remembered as material for jokes or as the victim of humiliation than as the author of Men and Women, Dramatis Personae and The Ring and the Book. There's Oscar Wilde's gag that "Meredith was a prose Browning, and so was Browning". Or Jane Carlyle's uncertainty, after having read the lengthy, obscure narrative poem Sordello, as to whether Sordello was "a man, a city, or a book". Has any other leading author been so regular an object of mockery? Even Henry James could not resist it, reporting after a reading by the poet...
  • Browning: One Man's Impact

    08/14/2009 9:05:05 AM PDT · by marktwain · 39 replies · 2,382+ views
    The New American ^ | 6 August, 2009 | Charles Scaliger
    On a particular fall day in 1889, the members of the Ogden Rifle Club of Ogden, Utah, were out in force. The men were target shooting, but doubtless found the brilliant fall colors of aspens and oaks on the high peaks of the Wasatch Range a distraction. Enticing too were the flocks of migratory waterfowl wheeling overhead and grouse calling in the brush. But all rifles that day were trained on paper targets, although one of the competitors, an unusually tall man with stern but handsome features, was having trouble concentrating on hitting the mark. As his good friend Will...
  • Ma Deuce Replacement Stumbles

    08/06/2007 5:37:38 PM PDT · by Renfield · 86 replies · 1,976+ views
    Strategypage ^ | 7-31-07 | Jim Dunnigan
    July 31, 2007: Two years ago, field testing of the XM-312, the replacement for the eighty year old, .50 caliber (12.7mm) M-2 ("Ma Deuce") machine-gun, began, in the United States and overseas. Then, nothing. That's because the test results were not encouraging, the biggest shortcoming being the low rate of fire (about 260 rounds per minute). This is about half the rate of the M2, and was believed adequate for the 25mm smart shells the XM312 was originally designed for (as the XM307). But for 12.7mm bullets, it didn't impress the troops. There were some reliability problems, which could be...
  • Anyone Care to Comment on the Condition of This BMG?

    03/02/2006 8:07:19 PM PST · by fso301 · 75 replies · 2,376+ views
    US Navy "Eye on the Fleet" Photo Gallery. ^ | Oct. 12, 2005 | US Navy Photographer
    Can someone comment on this picture of this M2 and it's ammo?
  • ANOTHER VIEW: Scare tactics and gun control

    07/18/2005 2:51:33 PM PDT · by holymoly · 22 replies · 722+ views
    Daily Press ^ | July 18, 2005 | Orange County Register
    The fight to maintain our rights is a never-ending struggle. We were reminded of this recently when we received a postcard from an organization called the Freedom States Alliance. This is an outfit that uses scare tactics about terrorism to push its anti-gun agenda. Pictured on the front of the card was a civilian airliner with an illustration of a rifle scope's crosshairs centered to the nose of the plane and the Web site www.50CaliberTerror.com listed across the top. On the back was a listing of why .50 caliber rifles should be banned. The reasons might seem reasonable, but a...
  • Berg, Moussaoui and the OK bombing ties

    05/28/2004 8:10:06 PM PDT · by antonia · 38 replies · 3,499+ views
    http://inn.globalfreepress.com/ ^ | 2004/5/24 1:23:12 | By Ewing2001
    The links between Nick Berg and Zacarias Moussaoui, once described as the 20th hijacker of 9/11, opened now room for new speculations, if there are deeper ties between the OKC Bombing'95 and 9/11, than thought before. Apparently Berg knew also Moussaoui's roomates. One of them was Mujahid Menepta, who is connected to both 1993 World Trade Center bombing and the 1995 OKC bombing. But Menepta wasn't arrested in Summer 2001, when Moussaoui got caught. The FBI waited until after Sep11th.Why?Berg, Moussaoui and the OK bombing tieshttp://inn.globalfreepress.com/modules/news/article.php?storyid=269 By Ewing20012004/5/24 On May 18th, 2004, according to Newsmax, Nick Berg's family insisted that...
  • Please help me identify old Browning Shotgun.

    11/29/2004 6:07:17 PM PST · by andrew2527 · 18 replies · 1,667+ views
    My friend was going through some of his grandfather's belongings and found an old browning shotgun in excellent condition. I was wondering if anyone could help me locate the model number on the gun. Thanks.
  • Sex talk on campus: Columnists don't shy away from explicit advice

    09/23/2004 11:08:25 AM PDT · by Area Freeper · 39 replies · 1,705+ views
    Knight Ridder ^ | Thursday, Sep 23, 2004 | DANA HULL
    "Roxy Sass," the sex columnist at the Stanford Daily, advises "tragically repressed" Stanford University students to stash sexual aids in their "trusty toy box." The Daily Cal's popular "Sex on Tuesday" column welcomed University of California, Berkeley students back to school with frank talk about morning-after manners and the etiquette of the "half-night stand" - sneaking out before the sun and the bed owner rise. And Yvonne K. Fulbright, the 29-year-old doctoral student who writes the "Sexpert Tells All" column for New York University's Washington Square News, is so well-known that she was invited to speak at freshman orientation. From...
  • Some Shotgun Questions?

    03/26/2004 3:28:34 PM PST · by dc27 · 6 replies · 967+ views
    03-26-04 | me
    My fellow freepers. I have a few questions about the purchase of a shotgun. I have just discovered how much fun shooting clay pigeons at the local club. I have only been a couple a times and rent a Browning over/under from the club. But that can get expensive and its a different gun each time. The person that I took some lessons from recommended a Baretta over/under. My questions are semi-auto vs. over/under, brand, barrel length, 12 vs 20 gauge? I will be using the shotgun for clays mostly. Thanks in advance.
  • Boycott Blocks Construction of Abortuary in Texas

    11/10/2003 4:26:51 PM PST · by Lexinom · 368 replies · 243+ views
    CNSNews ^ | 10 November 2003 | Steve Brown
    Boycott Blocks Construction of Abortuary in TexasSteve Brown, CNSNews.comMonday, Nov. 10, 2003 The willingness of some Texas pro-lifers to mix their personal views with their professional lives has blocked the construction of a $6.2 million abortion clinic in Austin. San Antonio-based Browning Construction, one of the largest such companies in the state, pulled out of the contract recently after a key contractors balked at the project because it was going to house a Planned Parenthood clinic where abortions were going to be performed. "We have requested that the construction contract be terminated because we are unable to secure and retain...
  • The FReeper Foxhole Studies - The Browning .50 caliber Machine Gun "MA DEUCE" - Aug. 29th, 2003

    08/29/2003 4:55:59 AM PDT · by snippy_about_it · 108 replies · 14,894+ views
    Lord, Keep our Troops forever in Your care Give them victory over the enemy... Grant them a safe and swift return... Bless those who mourn the lost. . FReepers from the Foxhole join in prayer for all those serving their country at this time. God Bless America...................................................................................... ........................................... U.S. Military History, Current Events and Veterans Issues Where Duty, Honor and Countryare acknowledged, affirmed and commemorated. Our Mission: The FReeper Foxhole is dedicated to Veterans of our Nation's military forces and to others who are affected in their relationships with Veterans. In the FReeper Foxhole, Veterans or their family members...