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John Browning Patent 577281

| History, John Browning | August 23, 2011

Again like the two previous John Browning Patents, this one involved a pump action 12 gauge shotgun design. Winchester owned the rights to this design, but never manufactured it. John Moses Browning was granted US Patent 577281 for this design on February 16th, 1897. It had been applied for on March 16th, 1896.

Even though there is not a lot of information available on this patent, it appears from reading the patent description that it provided a safety design preventing the premature opening of the bolt between the time the trigger is engaged and the time the round is expelled.

John Browning Patent 552864

| History, John Browning | August 23, 2011

Like the previous Patent, this was a pump action 12 gauge shotgun design. Another shared feature between this patent and the previous is that they were purchased by Winchester, but never reached production. This design of John Moses Browning’s was granted US Patent 552864 on January 7th, 1896. It was applied for just over a year prior, on November 19th, 1894.

John Browning Patent 550778

| History, John Browning | August 22, 2011

This patent was for a 12 gauge pump shotgun design.  John Moses Browning was granted US Patent 550778 for this design on December 3rd, 1895.  This pump shotgun design was submitted to the US Patent Office on April 29th, 1895.  This design was never produced.

John Browning Patent 441390 – Winchester Model 1893 & Model 1897

| History, John Browning | July 28, 2011

John Browning Winchester Model 1893 1897 US Patent 441390 Drawing 1

John Moses Browning was granted US Patent 441390 on November 25th, 1890.
He had applied for this patent on June 30th, 1890.

This patent was in the category of Magazine Gun.

This pump action repeating shotgun design became the Winchester Model 1893 and even later the Winchester Model 1897.

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John Browning Patent 385238 – Winchester Model 1890

| History, John Browning | July 26, 2011

385238 John Browning Winchester Model 1890 US Patent Drawing 1

John Moses Browning was granted US Patent 385238 on June 26th, 1888.
He applied for this Patent on December 13th, 1887.

The patent was categorized as a Magazine Firearm, which used a pump action.  More specifically it was a .22 Caliber pump action rifle, and may be the most famous .22 pump action repeater ever designed.

This design was for a .22 Caliber pump action rifle.
It was purchased by Winchester and manufactured as the Model 1890.

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John Browning Patent 367336 – Winchester

| John Browning | July 26, 2011

367336 John Browning US Patent Drawing 1

It was on July 26th, 1887 that John Moses Browning was granted US Patent 367336.
He applied for this patent on July 12th, 1886.

This patent was categorized as a Magazine Firearm, which was a pump action repeating mechanism.

This .44 caliber pump action rifle design was purchased by Winchester.
Along with quite a few of the patents Winchester purchased around this time from John Browning it was not manufactured, but used for design advancement.

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John Browning Patent 356271 – Winchester

| John Browning | July 26, 2011

356271 John Browning US Patent Drawing 1

This was another pump action shotgun design that Winchester purchased, but did not manufacture.

This patent was dealing with a 10 gauge shotgun “Magazine Firearm”.

It was on January 18th, 1887 that John Moses Browning was granted US Patent 356271.
He applied for this patent on September 6th, 1886.

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John Browning Patent 345882 – Winchester

| History, John Browning | July 26, 2011

John Browning US Patent 345882 #1

On July 20th, 1886 John Browning was granted US Patent 345882.
He had applied for this patent on May 3rd, 1886. The design was for a Magazine Firearm, more specifically this patent was of a shotgun with a hammer firing mechanism.

Winchester purchased the rights to this Patent, but never manufactured this pump action shotgun design. The Patent Drawings below are absolutely beautiful.

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John Browning Patent 345881

| History, John Browning | July 22, 2011

John Browning US Patent 345881 #1

On July 20th, 1886 John Moses Browning was granted US Patent 345881.
He had applied for the patent on December 28th, 1885.

The first of many pump action shotgun designs John Moses Browning would receive a patent for.

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