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Happy Birthday John Moses Browning!

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Born this day in 1855, he made his first firearm at age 13 in his father's gun shop, and was awarded his first patent on October 7, 1879 at the age of 24. He is credited with a total of 128 firearm patents.

Thank you Mr. Browning for bringing us these:

U.S. M1895 Colt-Browning machine gun
FN Browning M1899/M1900
Colt Model 1900
Colt Model 1902
Colt Model 1903 Pocket Hammer
Colt Model 1903 Pocket Hammerless
Colt Model 1905
FN Model 1906 Vest Pocket
Remington Model 8
Colt Model 1908 Vest Pocket
Colt Model 1908 Pocket Hammerless
FN Model 1910
U.S. M1911 pistol
Colt Woodsman pistol
Winchester Model 1885 falling-block single shot rifle
Winchester Model 1886 lever-action repeating rifle
Winchester Model 1887 lever-action repeating shotgun
Winchester Model 1890 slide-action repeating rifle
Winchester Model 1892 lever-action repeating rifle
Winchester Model 1894 lever-action repeating rifle
Winchester Model 1895 lever-action repeating rifle
Winchester Model 1897 pump-action repeating shotgun
Browning Auto-5 long recoil semi-automatic shotgun
Browning 22 Semi-Auto rifle
U.S. M1917 water-cooled machine gun
U.S. M1919 air-cooled machine gun
U.S. M1918 Browning Automatic Rifle (BAR)
U.S. M2 .50-caliber heavy machine gun
Remington Model 24 semi-auto rifle Also produced by Browning Firearms as the SA-22 and several others
Browning Hi-Power
The Browning Superposed over/under shotgun
Ithaca Model 37 pump-action repeating shotgun<

A number of them are still available as new in-the-box firearms.