John Moses Browning (January 21 or January 23, 1855 – November 26, 1926), born in Ogden, Utah, was an American firearms designer who developed many varieties of firearms, cartridges, and gun mechanisms, many of which are still in use around the world. Events 1189 - Philip II of France and Richard I of England begin to assemble troops to wage the Third Crusade. Events 393 - Roman Emperor Theodosius I proclaims his nine year old son Honorius co-emperor Events 43 BC - The Second Triumvirate alliance of Gaius Julius Caesar Octavianus ("Octavian" later "Caesar Augustus" Year 1926 ( MCMXXVI) was a Common year starting on Friday (link will display the full calendar of the Gregorian calendar. Ogden is a city in and the County seat of Weber County, Utah, United States. The United States of America —commonly referred to as the A firearm is a Tool that projects either single or multiple Projectiles at high velocity through a controlled explosion A cartridge (also known as a "round" packages the Bullet, Gunpowder and primer into a single metallic case precisely made to fit the He is the most important figure in the development of modern automatic and semi-automatic firearms and is credited with 128 gun patents — his first was granted October 7, 1879. An automatic firearm is a Firearm that automatically extracts and ejects the fired cartridge case and loads a new case usually through the energy of the fired A semi-automatic, or self-loading Firearm is a gun that requires only a trigger pull for each round that is fired unlike a single-action A firearm is a Tool that projects either single or multiple Projectiles at high velocity through a controlled explosion A patent is a set of Exclusive rights granted by a State to an inventor or his assignee for a fixed period of time in exchange for a disclosure of an Events 3761 BC - The epoch (origin of the modern Hebrew calendar ( Proleptic Julian calendar) Year 1879 ( MDCCCLXXIX) was a Common year starting on Wednesday (link will display the full calendar of the Gregorian calendar (or a Common
Browning influenced nearly all categories of firearms design. He invented or made significant improvements to single-shot rifles, lever action rifles, and slide action firearms. His most significant contributions were in the area of autoloading firearms. He developed the autoloading pistol by inventing the slide design found on nearly every modern automatic handgun. The slide (or slideback) is the part on the majority of Semi-automatic pistols that moves during the operating cycle and generally houses the Firing pin He also developed the first gas-operated machine gun, the Colt-Browning Model 1895 — a system that would surpass recoil operation in popularity. Gas-operation is a system of operation used to provide energy to operate Autoloading firearms For other uses of the phrase see Machine Gun (disambiguation. "Potato digger" redirects here For information on the cultivation of the Tubers see potato cultivation. Recoil operation is an operating mechanism used in locked-breech autoloading Firearms As the name implies these actions use the force of Recoil to provide energy Other successful designs include the Browning .50 caliber machine gun, the Browning Automatic Rifle, and a ground-breaking semi-automatic shotgun, the Browning Auto-5. This article is about the.50 caliber M2 machine gun For the.30-06 M2 machine gun see M1919 Browning machine gun. The BAR (short for Browning Automatic Rifle is a family of American 7 A shotgun (also known as a scattergun) is a Firearm that is usually designed to be fired from the shoulder which uses the energy of a fixed shell to fire a number The Browning Auto-5 was a recoil-operated Autoloading Shotgun designed by John Browning.
Browning belonged to The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and served a two year mission in Georgia beginning on March 28, 1887. The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints is the fourth largest Christian denomination in the United States and the largest and most well-known The State of Georgia ( is a state in the United States and was one of the original Thirteen Colonies that revolted against British rule Events 37 - Roman Emperor Caligula accepts the titles of the Principate, entitled to him by the Senate. Year 1887 ( MDCCCLXXXVII) was a Common year starting on Saturday (link will display the full calendar of the Gregorian calendar (or a Common His father Jonathan Browning, who was among the thousands of Mormon pioneers in the mass exodus from Nauvoo, Illinois to Utah, had established a gunsmith shop in Ogden in 1852. Jonathan Browning ( October 22, 1805 &ndash June 21, 1879) was an American inventor and gunmaker TalkMormon#Latter Day Saint vs Latter-day Saint --> Mormon A settler is a person who has migrated to an area and established permanent residence there often to colonize the area There is also a Nauvoo Alabama, and a Nauvoo Pennsylvania Nauvoo ( is a small city in Hancock County, Illinois The State of Utah (ˈjuːtɔː or) is a western state of the United States. A gunsmith is a person who repairs modifies designs or builds Firearms to factory or customer specifications using Hand tools and Machine shop tools (such John Moses worked in his fathers shop and later developed his first rifle, a single-shot falling-block design, in that capacity. He founded his own manufacturing operation and began to produce this firearm.
Production examples of the Browning single-shot caught the attention of the Winchester Repeating Arms Company who dispatched a representative to evaluate the competition. The Winchester Repeating Arms Company was a prominent American maker of repeating firearms during the late nineteenth and early twentieth century Winchester bought the design and moved production to their Connecticut factory. From 1883, Browning worked in partnership with Winchester and designed a series of rifles and shotguns, most notably the Winchester Model 1887 and Model 1897 shotguns and the lever-action Model 1886, Model 1892, Model 1894 and Model 1895 rifles, most of which are still in production today in some form. The Winchester Model 1887 and Winchester Model 1901 were Lever-action Shotguns originally designed by famed American gun designer John Browning The Winchester Model 1897 is a Pump-action Shotgun with an external hammer and tube magazine The Winchester Model 1892 is a Lever-action Repeating rifle designed by John Browning as a smaller lighter version of his large-bore Model 1886 and Winchester Model 1894 (also known as Winchester.30-30 rifle, Winchester 94, Win 94,. The Winchester Model 1895 was a Lever-action repeating Firearm developed and manufactured by the Winchester Repeating Arms Company in the late 19th
Perhaps the most infamous singular Browning-designed firearm was a FN Model 1910 handgun, serial number 19074. The FN Model 1910 was a blowback -operated semi-automatic pistol designed by John Browning and manufactured by Fabrique Nationale of A serial number is a unique Number assigned for Identification which varies from its Successor or Predecessor by a fixed discrete Integer  In 1914, Gavrilo Princip used the .380 ACP pistol to assassinate Archduke Franz Ferdinand of Austria and his wife, Sophie. Gavrilo Princip ( Cyrillic: Гаврило Принцип gaʋ'rilɔ 'prinʦip ( &ndash) was a Bosnian Serb and proclaimed himself to be a Yugoslav Franz Ferdinand ( December 18, 1863 &ndash June 28, 1914) was an Archduke of Austria-Este, Prince Imperial of This event arguably sparked World War I. World War I (abbreviated WWI; also known as the First World War, the Great War, and the War to End All The pistol was rediscovered in 2004. 
On November 26, 1926, while working on a self-loading pistol design for FN in Liege, he died of heart failure in the office of his son Val A. Browning. Events 43 BC - The Second Triumvirate alliance of Gaius Julius Caesar Octavianus ("Octavian" later "Caesar Augustus" Year 1926 ( MCMXXVI) was a Common year starting on Friday (link will display the full calendar of the Gregorian calendar. Liège (ljɛːʒ Older English: Luick, Walloon: Lidje, German: Lüttich; Latin: Leodium, Dutch Val Allen Browning ( 20 August 1895 –1994 was a noted Utah industrialist philanthropist and third The 9 mm self-loading pistol he was working on when he died was eventually completed in 1935, by Belgian designer Dieudonne Saive. Released as the Fabrique Nationale GP35, it was more popularly known as the Browning Hi-Power. The Browning Hi-Power is a single-action, 9 mm semi-automatic Pistol. The Superposed shotgun was his last firearm design, marketed originally with twin triggers. A single trigger modification was later completed by his son, Val.
Throughout his life, Browning designed weapons for his own company, Winchester, Colt, Remington, Savage, and Fabrique Nationale of Belgium. Remington Arms is a major American manufacturer of Rifles Shotguns other Firearms, Revolvers and Ammunition. The Savage Arms Company is a firearms manufacturing company based in Westfield Massachusetts The Kingdom of Belgium is a Country in northwest Europe. It is a founding member of the European Union and hosts its headquarters as well as those In 1977, FN acquired the Browning Arms Company which had been established in 1927, the year after Browning's death. Browning Arms Company was founded in Utah in 1927 It offers a wide variety of Firearms including Shotguns Rifles Pistols and
Several of his designs are still in production today. Some of his most notable designs include:
In addition, the cartridges he developed are still some of the most popular in the world. For other uses of the phrase see Machine Gun (disambiguation. The Browning Hi-Power is a single-action, 9 mm semi-automatic Pistol. The Browning Superposed was the first over-under shotgun design to be produced and the last firearm to be designed by John Browning. They include:
The Colt 1911, Browning 1917, and the BAR saw action in World War I, World War II and the Korean War, with the 1911 going on to serve as the U. World War I (abbreviated WWI; also known as the First World War, the Great War, and the War to End All World War II, or the Second World War, (often abbreviated WWII) was a global military conflict which involved a majority of the world's nations, including The Korean War refers to a period of military conflict between North Korean and South Korean regimes with major hostilities lasting from June 25 1950 until the S. 's standard military side arm until 1986; a variant is still used by special operations units of the United States Marine Corps and the design remains very popular amongst civilian shooters. A side arm is a Firearm, usually a Pistol, which is worn on the body in a Holster to permit immediate access and use In most countries special forces (SF is a generic term for highly-trained Military teams/units that conduct specialized operations such as Reconnaissance The Browning Hi-Power would have a similarly lengthy period of service outside the United States, and remains the standard sidearm of the United Kingdom's and Australian armed forces. The M2 heavy machine gun is still in widespread use throughout the world.