Browning, John Moses
1855 - Born in Ogden, Utah on the 21st of January.
1879 - He is arguably one of the most important figures in the development of modern automatic and semi-automatic firearms and is credited with 128 gun patents his first was granted on the 7th of October.
1883 - Browning worked in partnership with the Winchester Repeating Arms Company.
1887 - Designed a series of rifles and shotguns, most notably the Winchester Model and Model 1897 shotguns and the lever-action Model 1886.
- Browning belonged to The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and served a two year mission in Georgia beginning on the 28th of March.
1895 - He also developed the first gas-operated automatic machine gun, the Colt-Browning Model a system that would surpass recoil-actuated in popularity.
1910 - Perhaps the most infamous singular Browning-designed firearm was a FN Model handgun, serial number 19074.
1926 - On the 26th of November, while working on a self-loading pistol design for FN in Liege, he died of heart failure in the office of his son Val.
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