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February 10, 2001, 12:18 PM
Which of the shotgun designs on the market are John Browning designs? What about rifles? (yeah, LOTS of answers there...perhaps aiming me to a website is better than typing them all in?)

just curious,

Hard Ball
February 10, 2001, 01:01 PM
Wel, for starters, the Winchester Model 1894 rifle and its cartridge. More than 100 years old and still in production!

Dave McC
February 10, 2001, 02:53 PM
97 Winchester, and the Model 12, to some extent. The Ithaca Model 37, the Remington pump that shared patents with the 870,the Auto 5 and the O/Us made by Browning, the GM 45 ACP,
the High Power, the various 22 autos, including the High Standard, the Woodsman,and....

Ma Deuce, the best heavy machine gun ever made....

JMB was to gun design as Michaelangelo was to chapel ceilings....

Badger Arms
February 10, 2001, 04:48 PM
Browning Superposed. Winchester 1887.

February 10, 2001, 10:31 PM
How much of browning's (the company's) current line-up are actual JMBrowning designs, or close descendants thereof? And how close is the Rem 870?

Thanks again,

February 12, 2001, 01:18 AM
870? Can it be considered a JMB design? I've heard ppl say yes and no.

How much of the current Browning company's lineup are true JMB designs? (Yeah, the HP is. I know that ;))


Dave McC
February 12, 2001, 05:02 AM
As I understand it, The Remington model 10 and the 870 have the same patents, first held by JMB.

One key factor in all of JMB's designs is overbuilding. Look at the carrier in an A-5. That's classic JMB. All machined, all dependent on tight tolerances, all super strong and long lived.

Al Thompson
February 12, 2001, 08:18 AM
Transfering to Harley Nolen's forum.