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
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 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 547986
John Browning Patent 545672
John Browning Patent 545671
John Browning Patent 544661
John Browning Patent 544660
John Browning Patent 544659
John Browning Patent 544658
John Browning Patent 544657 – Colt-Browning M1895, The Potato Digger
The Colt M1895 Automatic Machine Gun was a gas operated machine gun. This was one of John Browning’s first Automatic Firearm Designs.
Reviewing his patents it is technically his second Automatic design, but the first to be produced and used in service.
The Colt M1895 was also known as The Potato Digger and the Browning Peacemaker.
John Browning was granted US Patent 544657 on August 20th, 1895 for the Model 1895.
He had applied for this patent on November 7th, 1892.
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John Browning Patent 543567
John Browning 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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