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Old 02-14-2010, 06:52 PM
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Museum

Visited the museum late last year. It's a great exhibit and tribute. The surprising aspect of the exhibit was the gun making heritage with several generations of gun makers in his family.

The building includes an awesome exhibit reflecting the westward end of the transcontinental railroad. There are scame models of the spans over very rough ground.

The restaurant in the building is very good.

The building is a restored train station.
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Old 02-17-2010, 01:25 AM
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Another reason to visit Utah before one's passing.
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Old 02-26-2010, 04:41 PM
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awesome, I personally go to high school and am in the same grade as one of John's great great grand-daughters. I know she grew up in Hollywood.. that's about it
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Old 03-09-2010, 01:37 PM
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Excellent post!
I could have looked at the pics all day!
Thank you so much for sharing
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Old 03-17-2010, 09:06 AM
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Thanks alot for the time you put into this post. The pictures and story are truely amazing, definitely will go there next time I am through Utah.

THanks
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Old 03-21-2010, 01:27 AM
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thank you for sharing your visit with us.
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Old 03-21-2010, 07:43 PM
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A link to some more pictures

I was out there earlier this month and took a bunch of pictures. Most of them did not turn out very well. http://s47.photobucket.com/albums/f1...arms%20Museum/
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Old 03-25-2010, 01:16 PM
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Thanks Rcher!

Wow! Thanks Rcher! I'm going to visit the Browning Museum and Ogden in April! I can't wait.

All the best,

Chris
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Old 04-05-2010, 03:04 PM
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as has been said, Thank you for the post, showed my wife and she said "road trip?", now I know why I married her.
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Old 04-06-2010, 06:48 PM
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thank you for taking the time to visit,photograph then share with us this great piece on j.m.b.
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Old 04-23-2010, 04:43 PM
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VERY NICE! I want to go!
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Old 04-23-2010, 05:11 PM
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It's a shame that more isn't known about JMB's life. I've tried to find biographies that get into his personality, what did he do in terms of hunting and target shooting, was he gifted in other areas, what hobbies did he have, etc., but have come up empty.

His was certainly a profoundly gifted mechanical engineering mind that was keenly focused on firearm design.

He could have been successful at designing many types of devices, but chose firearms.
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Old 05-04-2010, 10:25 AM
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Sweet

I guess I'm pretty lucky. I live in Utah just a little bit south of Ogden. I'll have go see it one of these Saturdays. I can't believe I've never been...
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Old 05-13-2010, 05:53 PM
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Grew up in Ogden Ut and went to that place all the freakin time. And now I get to pick up my first 1911 tomorrow!
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Old 05-29-2010, 11:47 PM
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This is a great thread! Thanks for taking the time to post this!
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Old 06-03-2010, 07:57 PM
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X2, awesome thread and great pic's....
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Old 07-02-2010, 09:50 PM
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Outstanding post! Those are great pics.
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Old 09-05-2010, 09:01 AM
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Burglary

The docent told me there was a 3 man burglary of one of the machine guns
accomplished by distracting the staff, and then sneaking it out a door.
Probably many years back.


The auto museum is full of "gangsta-type" limos. I seem to recall they were collected by later family.
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Old 09-19-2010, 01:27 PM
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You just added to my bucket list, thanks Rcher. This is a great asset to the forum. Glad I decided to stay on.
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Old 09-21-2010, 01:28 PM
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Great Job

The way his inventions changed or effected history is amazing. From such a meager shop. I'm would like to know how many 1911 smittys could even upgrade one of his inventions in that shop. I can't wait to go there.
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Old 09-23-2010, 09:08 PM
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Thank You!

Rev. Muddy Here from Ft. Worth, TX The first thing I did after I joined was to stumble onto your Beautiful Pictures of the JMB Museum. Thank You very much for this wonderful Post...I learned a lot!

Best Regards,

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Old 10-01-2010, 12:02 AM
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B0n3r!
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Old 10-01-2010, 12:13 AM
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Somehow I have missed this thread. I happen to live not too far away from this museum and have visited it. It is better than the pictures describe. If anybody is out this way, feel free to look me up, especially if you would like to get some shooting in while you are here.
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Old 10-06-2010, 06:55 PM
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Wow!
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Old 10-10-2010, 09:20 PM
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Great pics!
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