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God Bless John Moses Browning!

One of the most prolific and innovative inventors in history, JOHN MOSES BROWNING was born on this date in 1855.


The next time you rack your semiautomatic pistol, remember the slide mechanism was invented by Mr. Browning.  Otherwise, we’d be stuck with Georg Luger’s toggle top!  Seen many of those designs, lately?

Every time I first touch off my one remaining prized 1911, I try to intone, “God Bless John Moses Browning!”

For a succinct biography of the man, please go to

About guffaw1952

I'm a child of the 50's. libertarian, now medically-retired. I've been a certified firearms trainer, a private investigator, and worked for a major credit card company for almost 22 years. I am a proud NRA Life Member. I am a limited-government, free-market capitalist, who believes in the U.S. Constitution and the Rule of Law.


6 thoughts on “God Bless John Moses Browning!

  1. Indeed!

    Posted by keads | January 23, 2013, 9:34 am
  2. JMB (PBUH!) was a remarkable man, in the ranks of Tom Edison & Ben Franklin. The fact that almost every new semi-auto pistol introduced since 1911 still uses the same basic mechanism. Until someone invents the phaser (please please please), that will likely continue.

    Posted by Rev. Paul | January 23, 2013, 9:46 am
  3. Good point! And he DID create an entire industry that is still alive and well today!

    Posted by Old NFO | January 23, 2013, 10:42 am

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