Monday, January 23, 2017

Browning's Birthday

I am reminded that today is the anniversary of the birth of John Moses Browning.  Browning, born in 1855, grew to be one of the most influential gun designers of the late 19th and early 20th century.  He is credited with no less than five cartridges, and dozens of handguns, shotguns, rifles, and machine guns, many of which are still in use today, both in the military and the civilian, sporting realm.

Some of his designs are still in use today, most notably, the M2 machine gun and the M1911 pistol.

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