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Rail Mounted Door Buster Shotgun for AR-15

| History | January 12, 2013

AR SBS Door Buster

Some of you might have seen the Sons of Guns episode where Red Jacket Firearms created or invented the first rail mounted door buster shotgun that could be mounted on an AR-15. Red Jacket does make some amazing stuff and a friend of mine has had a few builds done by them. However, in this particular case there is plenty of evidence that you shouldn’t believe everything you see on TV. Hopefully that concept does not come as a surprise to you… Otherwise you might believe in the insanity of gun control. I am fighting myself not to go off on a tangent about how absurd gun control is.

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John Browning Patent 781765 – Stevens Model 520

| History, John Browning | February 13, 2012

This John Browning design was produced as the Stevens Model 520 pump action shotgun.

John Browning was granted US Patent 781765 on February 7th, 1905.  He applied for this patent on July 10th, 1903.

John Browning Patent 781765, Stevens Model 520 Drawings:

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John Browning Patent 730870 – Recoil Operated Shotgun

| History, John Browning | February 13, 2012

This John Browning design was for a recoil operated shotgun, but different than his popular Browning Auto-5 design.  This shotgun used a very interesting top ejection of spent shells.

John Browning was granted US Patent 730870 on June 16th, 1903.  He applied for this patent many years earlier, on May 6th, 1899.

John Browning Patent 730870 Drawings:

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John Browning Patent 710094 – Browning Auto-5 Shotgun

| History, John Browning | February 13, 2012

This John Browning patent was another in the line of designs covering the Browning Auto-5 Shotgun.  This shotgun design hit production under many labels including: Browning Auto-5, Remington Model 11, and Savage 720.  It was the very first successful production semi-auto shotgun and it was designed so well that it remained in production until 1998 and is the second highest selling semi-auto shotgun of all time.

John Browning was granted US Patent 710094 on September 30th, 1902.  He had applied for this patent on January 11th, 1902.

John Browning Patent 710094, The Browning Auto-5 Shotgun Drawings:

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John Browning Patent 689283 – Browning Auto-5

| History, John Browning | January 3, 2012

The Browning Auto-5 “produced by FN”, Remington Model 11 and Savage 720 were all built on John Browning’s automatic shotgun design.

US Patent 689283 was one of his patents that covered John Browning’s auto shotgun design. This particular patent was applied for on March 18th, 1901 and granted on December 17th, 1901.

This design was the very first successful design for a semi-auto shotgun. It is really amazing to think that this design was so good that it was produced for nearly 100 years. Think about the genius required to design something so well “for the very first time in history” that it would become just second to the Remington 1100 as the top selling auto shotgun of all time. That blows my mind!!! How long did the original iPad last before it was improved with the release of the iPad 2? How long does your average vehicle get produced before it is overhauled? AMAZING. John Browning was no different than an Einstein or Newton, GENIUS!

John Browning Patent 659507 – Browning Auto-5 Shotgun

| History, John Browning | September 3, 2011

This design was the first autoloading, recoil operated semi-auto shotgun. It was originally presented to Winchester by John Browning, but a deal could not be worked out. I suspect they would like to have that one back, as the Auto-5 became one of the most popular shoguns ever produced.

John Browning eventually worked out a licensing agreement with Fabrique Nationale of Belgium. They became the first to produce the Browning Auto-5. FN also produced quite a few other John Browning designs, especially his autoloading pistol designs. The Auto-5 shotgun was also produced by Remington as the Model-11 (Remington ran production for the US Market) and later Savage licensed it for the Model 720 and Model 745.

As with all FN firearms, World War II would interfere with the production of the Auto-5 shotgun, due to the fact their facilities were seized by Nazi Germany. At that point Fabrique Nationale moved production of the Auto-5 to the US. Remington began producing both models until FN was able to return production to Europe.

Outside the fact that John Browning designed the Auto-5, it’s hard to comprehend it being the first successful semi-auto shotgun ever produced. Think about this, the genius of his design was manufactured for nearly 100 years, without changing the fundamental design. Now look at the iPad “1”, it lasted maybe one year before the iPad 2 was able to improve upon the ORIGINAL design and I hear an iPad 3 is on it’s way…

To wrap it up, this landmark design earned John Moses Browning US Patent 659507 on October 9th, 1900. He had applied for the patent on February 8th, 1900.

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 487659 – Winchester

| History, John Browning | July 31, 2011

John Browning US Patent 487659

This design was for a 12 gauge pull apart shotgun. It was sold to Winchester, but did not get produced.

On December 6th, 1892 John Moses Browning was granted US Patent 487659, which he had applied for on March 7th, 1892.

The patent was in the Magazine Firearm category.

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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 421663

| John Browning | July 28, 2011

421663 John Browning US Patent Drawing 2

Back on February 18th, 1890 John Moses Browning was granted US Patent 421663.
He had applied for this patent on June 4th, 1889.

This particular patent is another one in the Magazine Firearm category of patents.
It is another one of his shotgun patents.

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John Browning Patent 409600

| John Browning | July 27, 2011

409600 John Browning US Patent Drawing 1

On August 20th, 1889 John Moses Browning was granted US Patent 409600.
He applied for this patent on May 21st, 1888.

US Patent 409600 is in the category of Magazine Firearms.
Specifically this firearm is a Shotgun which has a tubular magazine.

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