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My little collection - with some questions

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    Quote by dave1134 View Post
    ian just to confirm please i understood the 1911 to be made by many amercian companys under licence over the years mostly colt and browing were a belguim firm who had nothing to to with the colt, am i wrong cheers dave.
    yes you are correct ,but the 1911 was designed by browning him self hence the similarity in the mags,,mr browning was a very prolific designer of fire arms the .30 1919a4 the .50 m2 the B.A.R to name but a few
    cheers ian
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    ian just to confirm please i understood the 1911 to be made by many amercian companys under licence over the years mostly colt and browing were a belguim firm who had nothing to to with the colt, am i wrong cheers dave.
    Browning / FN definitely did not produce the 1911 in Europe because it would have conflicted with trade agreements between the two continents ( US and Europe )

    Many American companies made the .45 1911 - Singer, Remington, etc., but this was for war-time measures to produce them in quantity as fast as possible.
    Colt commercially marketed the 1911 only in the US and as a licenced product South America, as I recall, and possibly 1 or 2 other countries.

    There were a couple of hand made 'one-off' or experimental FN Browning 1911's made in Belgium at FN, however.
    Regards,


    Steve.

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    yes you are correct nothing to do with browning FN
    BUT designd by mr browning and the pattent sold to colt
    like the m16 rifle designed by armelite pattent sold to colt
    same thing
    browning the man and browning FN are two diferent things

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    i think ? brownings most famouse design was the GP35 high power which he designed when he was employed by fabrik national
    and i believe that was why the company used his name
    i believe before that he was an independant designer very prolific more designes i believe than any one els
    and he sold his designes to many many different companys

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    he allso was the man that came up with the double stack magazine design first used on the gp35 and now used on the beretta 92 series of pistols

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    his name was JON M BROWNING and his first design of the 1911 was made in 1906 but the us army trials held it back until 1911 when colt started the us government contract to produce the pistol
    due to some financial cock up browning then left colt to go there own way
    im not sure but i believe thats when he went to fabrik national FN
    but dont forget he was an independant designer and he had allready sold designs to FN
    Last edited by ian; 07-20-2010 at 08:28 PM.

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    yes you are correct nothing to do with browning FN
    BUT designd by mr browning and the pattent sold to colt
    like the m16 rifle designed by armelite pattent sold to colt
    same thing
    browning the man and browning FN are two diferent things
    Eugene Stoner designed the M16. He either owned Armalite
    or worked for them. John M. Browning's name was
    associated with a lot of guns in his lifetime
    - a genius in firearm design......
    Regards,


    Steve.

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    Pic 7 & 8 is a bit of mystery. It is for a pistol (it is to small for 9mm) but for what gun? Any clues? I have some spent 7.65 mm pistol rounds that fits quite nicely, but I can’t be sure.
    Could also for the Browning 1900, The magazine in my Browning 1900 looks exactly like that one
    Best Regards

    Vegard T.
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    Looking for militaria from 38. Batterie, Heeres Küsten Artillerie Regiment 977, also from 31, 32 and 36. Batterie.

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