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Old June 4, 2012, 11:16 AM   #5
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It's no secret that Remington was not keen on building mod 11's for Browning,
Really? John Browning took his design to Remington after Winchester refused his terms when he offered it to them. The only reason FN got the design was that the president of Remington famously died while John Browning waited to speak with him. So John Browning took the design to Belgium to FN, who were producing his 1901 pistol. In 1940, Remington and Browning contracted for the building of modified Model 11s as Browning Auto-5 shotguns, so I would assume they were keen on building them for Browning. Money talks, you know.
During The Great War, Belgium was occupied by Germany.
The Great War was World War 1, 1914-1918. Yes, Belgium was invaded by Germany in WW1, but what does that have to do with the German occupation of Belgium in 1939? Because that's when the production was interrupted, you know. Production was not interrupted during WW1 because Browning was trying to figure out how to sell the shotguns they already had on hand.
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