Blogbuddy and meatspace friend DaddyBear put up an interesting article today.
I want to shoot every weapon that John Moses Browning ever designed and that went into mass production, preferably in the original caliber. If it's legal to own without an additional tax stamp, I want to own it.
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I highlighted the ones I've already pulled a trigger on. I've got a good start, but still have a long way to go.
I figured I'd play too. Here's the list of firearms DaddyBear posted. I've underlined the ones I've fired (either originals, or reproductions, or the same weapon manufactured under license or updated by another company, like the Baby Browning, which is an updated version of the Colt Model 1908 Vest Pocket pistol in .25 ACP).
- U.S. M1895 Colt-Browning machine gun
- FN Browning M1899/M1900
- Colt Model 1900
- Colt Model 1902
- Colt Model 1903 Pocket Hammer (.38 ACP)
- Colt Model 1903 Pocket Hammerless (.32 ACP)
- Colt Model 1905
- Remington Model 8 (1906), a long recoil semi-automatic rifle
- Colt Model 1908 Vest Pocket (.25 ACP)
- Colt Model 1908 Pocket Hammerless (.380 ACP)
- FN Model 1910
- U.S. M1911 pistol (.45 ACP)
- Colt Woodsman pistol
- Winchester Model 1885 falling-block single shot rifle
- Winchester Model 1886 lever-action repeating rifle
- Winchester Model 1887 lever-action repeating shotgun
- Winchester Model 1890 slide-action repeating rifle (.22)
- Winchester Model 1892 lever-action repeating rifle
- Winchester Model 1894 lever-action repeating rifle
- Winchester Model 1895 lever-action repeating rifle
- Winchester Model 1897 pump-action repeating shotgun
- Browning Auto-5 long recoil semi-automatic shotgun
- U.S. M1917 water-cooled machine gun
- U.S. M1919 air-cooled machine gun
- U.S. M1918 Browning Automatic Rifle (BAR)
- U.S. M2 .50-caliber heavy machine gun of 1921 (the famed "Ma-Deuce" weapon)
- Remington Model 24 semi-auto rifle (.22) - also produced by Browning Firearms as the SA-22, and several others
- Browning Hi-Power (Grand Puissance or GP), the standard sidearm of many military and police forces
- The Browning Superposed over/under shotgun was designed by John Browning in 1922 and entered production in 1931
- Ithaca Model 37 pump-action repeating shotgun
I seem to have shot quite a few of them! If you want to learn more about any of them, you'll find each one linked to a reference in DaddyBear's article.
So, how about it, gunbloggers? How many of the weapons on DaddyBear's list have you fired? Copy it to your own blog and let us know.