Saturday, November 26, 2005

Boomsticks: A moment of silence, please.

79 years ago today, the most prolific genius in the history of firearms design passed away in the city of Liege, Belgium.

His achievements include 128 separate patents and more than eighty distinct firearms designs, including such enduring favorites as the Browning A5 and Superposed shotguns, the M1918 BAR, the M2 HMG, the 1897 Winchester pump-action shotgun, the Winchester 94 and 95 leverguns, and, of course, the M1911 Government Model pistol.

John M. Browning, 1/23/1855-11/26/1926.

1 comment:

DirtCrashr said...

Thanks for that reminder, my Grandpa's A-5 nods in tribute.