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Had an inquisitive mind today so I thought I’d do a little reading. Some of you may know and some my not.
JMB (1911 creator) was one of 22 children born of his father Johnathan Browning who was also a gunsmith and converted to The Church of Later Day Saints (Mormon)and had three wives, or as we would call a polygamist today.


And John Moses Browning (JMB) as we all call him.
Accredited with 128 gun patents.


And JMB’s son Val Browning
Who also served in the US Army during WWI with the 79th Infantry division
Accredited with 48 gun patents
Also completed the development of the Browning High power started by his father JMB


Quite an interesting read of the founding family of our beloved 1911
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