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Old 03-19-2009, 07:35 PM
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Thanks for doing this...enjoyed the tour!
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Old 03-20-2009, 03:29 PM
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I find it interesting that the original 1911 is missing the thumb safety.
Yes, isnt it? And the 1910 had one but never made production.

The thumb safey was required by the military when they decided to use the 1911 for government use. JMB added the thumb safety specifically for the military and its been there ever since.
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Old 03-20-2009, 04:44 PM
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Hey, thanks for that.
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Old 03-20-2009, 07:14 PM
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Enjoyed it very much...thanks!
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Old 03-20-2009, 08:20 PM
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This is a very nice thread.

And thanks for pointing out the no Thumb-safety. I missed that. VERY interesting indeed.

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Old 03-21-2009, 04:40 AM
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Very nice report and pictures. I'd like to visit too if I ever get the chance. Even though John Browning didn't do the final design he had a hand in the design of the Browning Hi-Power and I wonder if it would of ever been produced if he had not been involved or how much better it would of been if he lived longer.
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Old 03-21-2009, 08:28 AM
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Excellent post. Thanks for sharing.
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Old 03-21-2009, 10:03 AM
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Even though John Browning didn't do the final design he had a hand in the design of the Browning Hi-Power and I wonder if it would of ever been produced if he had not been involved or how much better it would of been if he lived longer.

Funny you bring up the High-Power. I have pics of those too. Enjoy.









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Old 03-21-2009, 09:13 PM
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Loved it !!! The man was a genius.

A true American legend
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Old 03-21-2009, 09:38 PM
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Thanks for the post. Excellent pics also. Much appreciated.

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Old 03-21-2009, 11:02 PM
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That museum is a great tribute to a humble genius. His biography, John M. Browning: American Gunmaker, is an enjoyable read for nearly every kind of shooter--practical pistol (1911 and HiPower), cowboy (Winchester 1887, 94 and 97), military (50 cal M2) and wing shooter (Browning Auto 5); indeed for every American. His is a story of service, triumph, tragedy, humor, family and patriotism.
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Old 03-22-2009, 09:23 PM
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Thank you so much for the pictures. I hope to visit that place someday.
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Old 03-26-2009, 08:22 PM
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His light and greatness shall never diminish. Thank you for the great shots.

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Old 03-27-2009, 04:23 PM
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Too Awesome

That would be my ultimate vacation.

Thanks for the pictures!
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Old 03-27-2009, 06:29 PM
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Thanks so much for posting.
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Old 04-01-2009, 01:34 PM
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Got a go

Im taking a glass cutter and back in the winchester case
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Old 04-01-2009, 11:17 PM
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I feel like an idiot, I was just in Ogden on vaction and would have gone if I'd have known about this museum
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Old 04-25-2009, 02:12 AM
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and they say Mecca is in Saudi Arabia.

JMB was pure unadulterated genius

as i look over my collection... all the 1911s of course, an 1894, a few A5s, a high power.

i'd have a lot fewer guns if he was never born.

Many thanks for the cool pics
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Old 04-25-2009, 05:33 AM
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I just noticed

the barrel rifling machine under the lathe bench. I saw one demonstrated at the NRA show in Louisville last year.
I would love to spend some time there in that shop.
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Old 04-26-2009, 09:04 PM
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Loved all the photos & such. Looking at his lathe, accustom to having a metal cutting lathe of my own to some of the more recent ones churned out in Germany & Japan. Well he had very little.

Yet he churned out some AMAZING f/arms including my Browning Action 45ACP I love shooting.
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Old 05-13-2009, 10:04 PM
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Thank you for posting these pictures. Makes me appreciate my 1911s even more.
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Old 05-13-2009, 10:31 PM
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I find it interesting that the original 1911 is missing the thumb safety.
I think it would be cool to build one like that. It would be pretty easy to do...disadvantage would be loss of functionality (couldn't carry "cocked and locked" and really wouldn't want to carry one in the chamber either)
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Old 05-13-2009, 11:55 PM
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That BAR looks really cool and heavy, wish I could go there.
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Old 05-14-2009, 07:29 AM
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I think it would be cool to build one like that. It would be pretty easy to do...disadvantage would be loss of functionality (couldn't carry "cocked and locked" and really wouldn't want to carry one in the chamber either)
I agree. It would be pretty cool to do a "retro" build of the original 1911.
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Old 05-14-2009, 10:13 AM
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And 505 27th St. is my address!!!!!!!!!!!

Grew up there and now live there.. I KNEW I had a connection somewhere!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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