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John Browning Patent 619132 – Winchester

| History, John Browning | August 29, 2011

This design was for a .30 caliber rifle. Knowing the time period this was in and knowing that the design was sold to Winchester I assume you could guess the mechanics of the firearm. Like his other dealings with Winchester this design of John Browning’s was for a lever action rifle. Like the Winchester Model 1895 this used a box magazine. The design is more compact than the 1885, but the same movement away from the tube magazines, which was due to an increase in the size and power of the rounds to be used. Unfortunately, Winchester did not manufacture this design. Regardless, the design earned John Moses Browning US Patent 619132 on February 7th, 1899, almost one year after applying for it on February 21st, 1898.

John Browning Patent 599595

| History, John Browning | August 26, 2011

This Lever Action rifle was designed by John Browning and purchased by Winchester. It was designed around a .236 caliber round. Unfortunately, Winchester never produced this design. Regardless, it did receive US Patent 599595 on February 22nd, 1898. John Moses Browning had applied for this patent on May 5th, 1897.

John Browning Patent 549345 – Winchester Model 1895

| John Browning | August 15, 2011

John Browning US Patent 549345 Winchester Model 1895

This patent would become the Winchester Model 1895.

The Model 1895 was another one of John Moses Browning’s lever action repeating rifle designs. This particular one had a non detachable box magazine.

This design is absolutely beautiful and was offered in numerous calibers, including:
– .30-40 Krag (30 Army / 30 U.S.)
– .38-72 & .40-72 & .35 & .405 W.C.F.
– .303 British
– 7.62 Russian
– .30-03 & .30-06 Springfield

The Model 1895 is one of my favorite lever action designs.

It would also be the final John Browning design that Winchester produced.

This design was granted US Patent 549345 on November 5th, 1895. John Browning had applied for this patent on November 19th, 1894.

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John Browning Patent 545671

| John Browning | August 15, 2011

John Browning US Patent 545671

This particular John Moses Browning Magazine Firearm design used a lever action mechanism.

The design was granted US Patent 545671 on September 3rd, 1895.

John Browning had applied for this patent on April 29th, 1895.

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John Browning Patent 524702 – Winchester Model 1894

| History, John Browning | August 8, 2011

John Browning US Patent 524702 Winchester Model 1894

The Winchester Model 1894 or Model 94 Lever Action Rifle was a product of US Patent 524702, which was designed by the great John Browning.

The major advancement with this firearm was that it was the first repeating rifle to handle smokeless powder cartridges.  This made for a more reliable, dependable and quick rifle.  To this very day, the Model 94 is one of the most popular firearms in the world.  There are more than seven million Model 94 rifles out there.

US Patent 524702 for the Winchester Model 1894 was applied for by John Moses Browning on January 19th, 1894 and granted that same year on August 21st, 1894.

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John Browning Patent 499005

| John Browning | August 4, 2011

John Browning US Patent 499005

On June 6th, 1893 John Moses Browning was granted US Patent 499005 within the Magazine Firearm classification.

The patent involved a cylinder magazine with a lever action mechanism.

John Browning had applied for this patent on September 19th, 1892.

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John Browning Patent 492459 – Winchester

| History, John Browning | August 4, 2011

John Browning US Patent 492459

This design for a .30 caliber lever action rifle was not manufactured, but Winchester did purchase the rights to the design.

You can see US Patent 487660, which was granted just prior to this one, being used within this patent design.

This US Patent, number 492459, was granted to John Moses Browning on February 28th, 1893.
It had been applied for on March 22nd, 1892, which is the same application date as US Patent 487660.

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John Browning Patent 486272 – Winchester

| History, John Browning | July 29, 2011

John Browning US Patent 486272

This .30 Caliber lever action rifle was purchased by Winchester. Like many other designs Winchester purchased, they did not manufacture this one.

John Moses Browning was granted US Patent 486272 on November 15th, 1892.  He had applied for this patent on June 6th, 1892.

This patent was referenced to a Breech Loading Firearm.  The firearm used a stacked magazine that cycles through the use of a lever action mechanism.

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John Browning Patent 465339 – Winchester Model 1892

| History, John Browning | July 28, 2011

John Browning Winchester Model 1892 US Patent 465339 Drawing 1

John Moses Browning was granted US Patent 465339 on December 15th, 1891.
He applied for this patent on August 3rd, 1891.

The patent category was for a Magazine Gun.

This lever action rifle design became the Winchester Model 1892.

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John Browning Patent 428887 – Winchester

| History, John Browning | July 28, 2011

428887 John Browning US Patent Drawing 3

John Moses Browning was granted US Patent 428887 back on May 27th, 1890.
He had applied for this patent on November 18th, 1889.

It was a very interesting lever action magazine firearm.
It used a spring loaded magazine and was a change from the cylinder type of magazine.

This patent design was purchased by Winchester, but would not be manufactured. It was chambered for the 45 70.

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John Browning Patent 376576 – Winchester

| John Browning | July 26, 2011

376576 John Browning US Patent Drawing 1

John Moses Browning was granted US Patent 376576 on January 17th, 1888 for this design.
He had applied for this Patent on November 2nd, 1887.

The patent was categorized under Magazine Firearm.

This design was for an absolutely beautiful lever action rifle. The rifle was chambered in .45 caliber and purchased by Winchester. Unfortunately, Winchester would never send this particular design to be manufactured.

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John Browning Patent 359917

| John Browning | July 26, 2011

359917 John Browning US Patent Drawing 1

John Moses Browning was granted US Patent 359917 on March 22nd, 1887.
This design was a lever action repeating rifle.

He had applied for this patent on September 6th, 1886.

The patent was categorized as a breech loading firearm.
The lever action functioned with a hammer firing mechanism.

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John Browning Patent 336287 – Winchester Model 1887 & Model 1901

| History, John Browning | July 22, 2011

John Browning Winchester Model 1887/1901 US Patent 336287 #1

On June 15th, 1885 John Moses Browning applied for the patent on this design.
It was approved on February 16th, 1886 and granted US Patent 336287.

The design became the Winchester Model 1887 lever action repeating shotgun available in 12 gauge. The Model 1887 was the first fully functioning repeating shotgun and it’s design would be the foundation to the Winchester Model 1901, a 10 gauge.

The historical importance of this design is the fact that it was the first successful repeating shotgun.

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