This summer I've been busier than a long-tailed cat in a room full of rocking chairs. I don't think that I've been out shooting for almost three months. It's a crying shame is what it is. But I did get a chance to drive down to Salt Lake City last week so my wife could attend the American Association of State and Local History convention. It didn't take too much snooping around to discover that there is a pretty stellar museum just up the road in Ogden. The Union Station has three museums in it - a railroad museum, a car museum and, wonder of wonders, the John Moses Browning museum.
Unfortunately, due to a lack of foresight, I left my camera at the hotel. But I did bring my cell phone, which does OK. Apologies in advance for some blurry pictures, but flash photography in a museum is a big no-no (as my wife told me).
All of these guns belonged to John Browning or to his son Val.
The entrance to the Browning Museum
John Browning's Winchester 1882
A pair of 1892s, including Browning's prototype for a "simplified" version, designed in 1893
A pair of Winchester 1894s
Browning's first attempt at a gas-operated semi-auto rifle, designed in 1889
The Winchester pump-action .22s - 1890, 1906 and 63
(Continued in the next post)