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Old 09-25-2009, 07:20 PM
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Fantastic. Thanks!!
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Old 09-25-2009, 08:39 PM
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Very interesting! Thanks!
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Old 10-17-2009, 12:47 PM
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That was excellent! Thank you for taking the time to put that together.
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Old 10-17-2009, 01:21 PM
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Wow

AWESOME !!!

Probably the only way most of us would have ever seen the display...Thanks !
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Old 10-18-2009, 09:34 AM
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Great post,Thanks a bunch
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Old 11-01-2009, 10:54 PM
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Good stuff!!!
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Old 11-15-2009, 02:16 PM
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OK, now I have got to go there. I'll drive down there over the weekend some time or another. Awesome post!
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Old 11-21-2009, 11:49 PM
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Great thread, what a threat! BTW, did you guys notice that the early 1911's had ball cuts on the front of the slides dust cover?
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Old 11-22-2009, 06:47 AM
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Great thread, what a threat! BTW, did you guys notice that the early 1911's had ball cuts on the front of the slides dust cover?
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They had 'em to 1918.
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Old 11-22-2009, 08:59 AM
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Very informative post and a nice tour. Nice shotgun pics.... and a close resemblance to the Browning 16 ga. "Sweet Sixteen" owned by my father.
Mr. Browning was indeed a genius .....

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Old 11-22-2009, 05:32 PM
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Thanks for those great pictures.
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Old 12-06-2009, 12:37 PM
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I am also new to this site as well as a new owner of two 1911's and really appreciate the tour as well as the amount of work it took for you to produce the post. I also think of all the lives JMB saved by his invention.
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Old 12-06-2009, 11:37 PM
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The JMB museum is upstairs. The ground floor holds a train museum, automobile museum, pioneer exhibits, etc. Union Station is a pretty nice place.

The JMB docent when I was there last turned out to be JMB's personal physician, and had great old stories to tell.

BTW; I live about 7 miles away.
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Old 12-07-2009, 12:02 AM
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Several folks have mentioned the 1911 without a thumb safety. JMB's first submission for the tests did not have a thumb safety; the Army had him add it.

Sorry all, but John himself said his greatest combat handgun design was the P-35 Hi-Power. Not the 1911.
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Old 12-27-2009, 06:03 PM
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Thanks for the great pictures. I was deeply impressed! They should have put John Browning's picture on one of our monetary notes. What a tribute. I am still waiting for a monument to this great man! I went to the NRA Museum in Virginia once and saw the room attributed to another great American, William Ruger. Both of these men are wonderful examples of "Great Americans". I hope that when kids go to these places, they are inspired by these men and their ambition and resourcefulness. We need good examples of how we should aspire ourselves to greatness. I hope it's not too late!

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Old 12-27-2009, 06:13 PM
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[QUOTE=Arizona Man;2458775]Thanks for the great pictures. I was deeply impressed! They should have put John Browning's picture on one of our monetary notes. What a tribute. I am still waiting for a monument to this great man! I went to the NRA Museum in Virginia once and saw the room attributed to another great American, William Ruger. Both of these men are wonderful examples of "Great Americans". I hope that when kids go to these places, they are inspired by these men and their ambition and resourcefulness. We need good examples of how we should aspire ourselves to greatness. I hope it's not too late![There is no noise like that of a small mind filled with self importance]
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Thanks for the great pictures. I was deeply impressed! They should have put John Browning's picture on one of our monetary notes. What a tribute. I am still waiting for a monument to this great man! I went to the NRA Museum in Virginia once and saw the room attributed to another great American, William Ruger. Both of these men are wonderful examples of "Great Americans". I hope that when kids go to these places, they are inspired by these men and their ambition and resourcefulness. We need good examples of how we should aspire ourselves to greatness. I hope it's not too late!
There is no noise like that of a small mind filled with self importance!
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Old 12-30-2009, 02:27 PM
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KenW,
JMB died at the FN factory Thankgiving, 1926.
The pistol that was to become the P-35 was a striker fired muti piece slide prototype, was nine years from becoming the P-35.
JMB however, had passed almost nine years before the High Power became the P-35.
Dieodon Saive, a genius FN designer in his own right, worked on the pistol for over five years after the passing of JMB, before the pistol reached its final form.
JMB was constrained by his 1911 patents owned by Colt, when he designed the original high capacity 9mm prototype in 1922/23.
By 1928 many of the 1911 patents expired, giving Mr Saive the freedom to incorporate many of the features of the 1911.
I'm confident JMB would approve of the final P-35.
JMB was so highly thought of by the FN management, they named the P-35 pistol for Mr. Browning.
People knowlegeable of the history of the development of the High Power often refer to the pistol as the Browning-Saive High Power.
All of us would of course, wish to see any documented comments by JMB regarding the relative merits of the 9mm prototype as compared to the 1911.
We must remember the High Power was designed to compete for the French Army contract, with significantly different requirements than the 1911. Unfortunately for the French, they chose another pistol design which did not get into any real production until just before France was over run by the Germans.
The 9mm P-35 High Power is now into nearly 75 years of production with a great number of fans who feel it is JMB's masterpiece.
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Old 12-30-2009, 08:17 PM
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Holy Toledo!

I'm sure I read this thread when it first came out;but,I'm going back to read once again. John Moses Browning died on Thanksgiving...at the FN factory!?

Jonathan Browning was JMB's Dad,yes? He travelled West with some Morman guys(?)

"High Power" the name is soo close to Higher Power.

Just wondering if Jonathan or John Moses was involved in Masons or Skull&Bone groups? Arizona Man and "monetary notes" I find somewhat disturbing. Not to mention the noise of a small mind...

Good reading for me. (enjoying some of Kentucky's finest straight bourbon whiskey).

Cheers!
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Old 12-31-2009, 06:04 PM
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Wow great post.....I know where I want to go on my next vacation!
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Jmb

if there was ever a man i would of loved to spend time with it would of been JMB...dang what a smart guy
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Awesome!!
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Old 02-08-2010, 02:43 AM
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Great job putting this together for us to see here on forums, thank you.
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Old 02-08-2010, 06:15 PM
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Thanks for the quality pictures and information.
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