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The History of Browning Firearms
     

The History of Browning Firearms

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by David Miller
 

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The History of Browning Firearms is a captivating and wonderfully illustrated chronicle of John M. Browning, an influential and legendary gunsmith.

Browning was born in Ogden, Utah, in 1855, and inherited his father's gun making shop. He grew the business and developed it into a highly successful business that developed several iconic firearms, starting with the

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The History of Browning Firearms is a captivating and wonderfully illustrated chronicle of John M. Browning, an influential and legendary gunsmith.

Browning was born in Ogden, Utah, in 1855, and inherited his father's gun making shop. He grew the business and developed it into a highly successful business that developed several iconic firearms, starting with the J.M. Browning Single-Shot Rifle, and including the famous Colt Peacemaker. Browning also cooperated with Winchester to develop a whole range of small arms, including semi-automatic pistols, single-shot rifles, repeater rifles, and machine guns.

Browning's designs have covered a whole range of small arms, from semi-automatic pistols through single-shot rifles, repeater rifles, and machine guns. His enthusiasm and creativity have led many to believe he is the greatest firearms designer of all time.

The History of Browning Firearms makes a perfect addition to the libraries of Wild West buffs, historic gun collectors, and firearms enthusiasts.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780785831198
Publisher:
Chartwell Books
Publication date:
01/10/2014
Pages:
128
Product dimensions:
8.75(w) x 12.00(h) x 0.75(d)

Meet the Author

David Miller is a former officer in the British armed forces, who served in the Falklands campaign, Germany, Netherlands, Malaysia and Singapore. His works for CG Enterprises include The History of Browning Firearms, The Illustrated Directory of Guns, and Fighting Men of WWII: Axis and Allied Forces.

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Henry_Berry More than 1 year ago
The Browning gun design firm was influential in the field of American firearms ever since it was founded in Utah in 1855. For the most part, the history of Browning Firearms is about the founder's son, John Browning (1855-1926), who came into the business in the latter 1800s and headed it for decades until his death. John sold designs for hundreds of firearms to companies which then manufactured them in quantity. Because of the popularity of the Browning firearms both in their design and performance, copies of them were produced by other manufacturers but these were inferior to authentic Brownings. Beyond the pistols, rifles, and shotguns familiar to many, Browning designed machine guns and automatic rifles for the military since the 1890s, and also knives for outdoorsmen. A complete, mostly photographic, introduction to the history of the famed Browning Firearms and the variety of its products.