John Browning Patent 701288
John Browning was granted US Patent 701288 on June 3rd, 1902. The Patent covered a recoil operated firearm, which makes sense as this is the same time period that John Browning started to design multiple recoil operated firearms.
John Browning had applied for this Patent on March 18th, 1901.
John Browning Patent 701288 Drawings: