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Old 05-14-2009, 12:08 PM
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Thanks so much. This thread is great!
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Old 05-15-2009, 06:19 PM
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very nice tour. I bet John Browning really enjoyed what he did.

If you think about what he did, it is phenomenal.
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Old 05-15-2009, 08:49 PM
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Old 05-23-2009, 01:02 AM
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This is my tribute to John Moses Browning

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Old 05-23-2009, 09:17 PM
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I find it interesting that the original 1911 is missing the thumb safety.
I noticed that too.

GREAT post, thanks for your time & pics
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Old 06-06-2009, 10:41 AM
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Really enjoyed this, Thanks!

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Old 06-06-2009, 10:59 AM
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Old 06-24-2009, 09:38 PM
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Thanks very much for that.

I need to confess, guys. I live an hour away from all of that, and have never been there.

I'm gonna have to fix that.
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Old 06-25-2009, 01:35 AM
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Awesome set of pics! Thanks for sharing.
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Old 06-27-2009, 05:45 PM
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Is this where they have his first BAR, the one that fired from a closed bolt?
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Old 06-29-2009, 10:07 PM
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If you're ever in the SLC/Ogden area, this museum is well worth it. Next door to it is a railroad museum that is also excellent.

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Old 06-30-2009, 11:12 PM
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Great thread. I really enjoyed the photos. Thanks for posting.
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Old 06-30-2009, 11:52 PM
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Outstanding.
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Old 07-24-2009, 03:44 PM
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NEWS FLASH: Home now for sale.....

http://www.suewilkerson.com/template....asp?mnu=29405

6th one down.
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Old 07-24-2009, 04:19 PM
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I just noticed this thread. Thank you for taking the time to post this. The photos were awesome.
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Old 07-24-2009, 10:07 PM
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Fantastic thread, thanks for posting.
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Old 07-26-2009, 01:03 PM
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Fantastic, thank you.

I find it curious they state there have been no design changes in the Model 1894/94 when there has been dozens.
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Old 07-31-2009, 03:11 PM
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The Gospel According to John Moses Browning

1. In the beginning was the 1911, and the 1911 was the pistol, and it was good. And behold the Lord said, "Thou shalt not muck about with my disciple John's design, for it is good and it worketh. For John made the 1911, and lo all of his weapons, from the designs which I, the Lord, gave him upon the mountain.

2. "And shouldst thou muck about with it and hang all manner of foul implements upon it, and profane its internal parts, thou shalt surely have malfunctions, and in the midst of battle thou shalt surely come to harm."

3. And as the ages passed men in their ignorance and arrogance didst forget the word of the Lord and began to profane the 1911. The tribe of the gamesman did place recoil spring guides and extended slide releases upon the 1911 and their metalsmiths didst tighten the tolerances and alter parts to their liking, their clearness of mind being clouded by lust.

4. Their artisans did hang all manner of foul implements upon the 1911 and did so alter it that it became impractical to purchase. For lo, the artisans didst charge a great tax upon the purchasers of the 1911 so that the lowly field-worker could not afford one. And the profaning of the internal parts didst render it unworkable when the dust of the land fell upon it.

5. And lo, they didst install adjustable sights, which are an abomination unto the Lord. For they doth break and loose their zero when thou dost need true aim. And those who have done so will be slain in great numbers by their enemies in the great battle.

6. And it came to pass that the Lord didst see the abomination wrought by man and didst cause, as he had warned, fearful malfunction to come upon the abominations and upon the artisans who thought they could do no wrong.

7. Seeing the malfunctions and the confusion of men the lord of the underworld did see an opportunity to further ensnare man and didst bring forth pistols made of plastic, whose form was such that they looked and felt like a brick, yet the eyes of man being clouded, they were consumed by the plastic pistol and did buy vast quantities of them.

8. And being a deceitful spirit the lord of the underworld did make these plastic pistols unamenable to the artisans of earth and they were unable to muck much with the design, and lo these pistols did function.

9. And the evil one also brought forth pistols in which the trigger didst both cock and fire them and which require a "dingus" to make them appear safe.

10. But man, being stupid, did not understand these new pistols and did proceed to shoot them-selves with the plastic pistol, and with the trigger cocking pistols for lo their manual of arms required great intelligence which man had long since forsaken. Yet man continue to gloat over these new pistols blaming evil forces for the negligent discharges which they themselves had committed.

11. And when man had been totally ensnared with plastic pistol, the lord of the underworld didst cause a plague of the terrible Ka-BOOM to descend upon man and the plastic pistols delivered their retribution upon men. And there was a great wailing and gnashing of teeth in the land.

12. Then seeing that the eyes of man were slowly being opened and that man was truly sorrowful for his sinful misdeeds, the Lord did send his messengers in the form of artisans who did hear and obey the teachings of the prophet and who didst restore the profaned 1911s to their proper configuration, and lo, to the amazement of men they didst begin to work as the Prophet had intended.

13. And the men of the land didst drive out the charlatans and profaners from the land, and there was joy and peace in the land, except for the evil spirits which tried occasionally to prey on the men and women of the land, and who were sent to the place of eternal damnation by the followers of John.

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Old 07-31-2009, 07:40 PM
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I like what you posted 4thHorseman. I think I'll copy it for some friends if you don't mind. I too hate polymer striker fired pistols.
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Old 07-31-2009, 11:04 PM
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I like what you posted 4thHorseman. I think I'll copy it for some friends if you don't mind. I too hate polymer striker fired pistols.
There are several versions floating around on the internet, it was originally written by John Schaefer.

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Book of the 1911

The Holy Gospel 19:11

The Holy Gospel from the book of John (Moses Browning)

1. In the beginning there was the 1911, and the 1911 was THE pistol, and it was good. And behold the Lord said, thou shalt not muck with my disciple John's design for it is good and it worketh. For John made the 1911, and lo all of his weapons, from the designs which I, the Lord, gave him upon the mountain.

2. And shouldest thou muck with it and hang all manner of foul implements upon it, and profane its internal parts, thou shalt surely have malfunctions, and in the midst of battle thou shalt surely come to harm.

3. And as the ages passed men in their ignorance and arrogance didst forget the word of the Lord and began to profane the 1911. The tribe of the gamesman did place recoil spring guides and extended slide releases upon the 1911 and their metal smiths didst tighten the tolerances and alter parts to their liking, their clearness of mind being clouded by lust.

4. Their artisans did hang all manner of foul implements upon the 1911 and did so alter it that it became impractical to purchase. For lo, the artisans didst charge a great tax upon the purchasers of the 1911 so that the lowly field worker could not afford one. And the profaning of the internal parts didst render it unworkable when the dust of the land fell upon it.

5. And lo, they didst install adjustable sights, which are an abomination unto the Lord. For they doth break and loose their zero when thou dost need true aim. And those who have done so will be slain in great numbers by their enemies in the great battle.

6. And it came to pass that the Lord didst see the abominations wrought by man and didst cause, as he had warned, fearful malfunction to come upon the abominations and upon the artisans who thought they could do no wrong.

7. Seeing the malfunctions and the confusion of men the lord of the underworld did see an opportunity to further ensnare man and didst bring forth pistols made of plastic, whose form was such that they looked and felt like a brick, yet the eyes of man being clouded, they were consumed by the plastic pistol and did buy vast quantities of them.

8. And they didst chamber it for cartridges whose calibers startith with numbers less than the Holy Number 4. And lo the Lord did cause great grief amongst these men when their enemies who were struck in battle with these lesser numbers didst not fall but did continue to cause great harm.

9. And being a deceitful spirit the lord of the underworld did make these plastic pistols unnameable to the artisans of earth and they were unable to muck much with the design, and lo these pistols did function.

10. And the evil one also brought forth pistols in which the trigger didst both cock and fire them and which require a "dingus" to make them appear safe.

11. But man being stupid did not understand these new pistols and did proceed to shoot themselves with the plastic pistol, and with the trigger cocking pistols for lo their manual of arms required great intelligence which man had long since forsaken. Yet man continue to gloat over these new pistols blaming evil forces for the negligent discharges which they themselves had committed.

12. And when man had been totally ensnared with the plastic pistol, the lord of the underworld didst cause a plague of the terrible Ka-Boom to descend upon man and the plastic pistols delivered their retribution upon men. And there was a great wailing and gnashing of teeth in the land.

13. Then seeing that the eyes of man were slowly being opened and that man was truly sorrowful for his sinful misdeeds, the Lord did send his messengers in the form of artisans who did hear and obey the teachings of the prophet and who didst restore the profaned 1911s to their proper configuration, and lo, to the amazement of men they didst begin to work as the prophet had intended.

14. And the men of the land didst drive out the charlatans and profaners from the land, and there was joy and peace in the land, except for the evil spirits which tried occasionally to prey on the men and women of the land and who were sent to the place of eternal damnation by the followers of John.



© copyright 2002 by John C. Schaefer
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Old 08-25-2009, 08:42 PM
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Old 09-03-2009, 02:24 AM
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I am currently working in Ogden, Utah which is the birthplace of John M. Browning. I had the opportunity to visit the home that was built for JMB at 505 27th Street in Ogden and was built between 1890-1900. The front porch area has been modified but the home in general retains its historic style. It is on the List of Registered Historic Places in Utah.
It is great! You are lucky man! It was my dream for a long time!
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Old 09-08-2009, 09:44 AM
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I know this was posted in March but I am new to the forum and just discovered it. Thank you for sharing, this was a GREAT post!

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Old 09-14-2009, 10:50 PM
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It is sad that I have lived 120 miles from Ogden for 50 years and have drove through there a thousand times and never been to that place. I will make it a point to do it next time I am through. Great pictures of some great history.
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Old 09-15-2009, 09:13 AM
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Wow

Great job, thanks for sharing.
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