John C Browne

John C. Browne (American, 1838-1918) A Children’s Play (Bluebeard’s Wives), ca. 1866, printed ca. 1975, modern gelatin silver print from the original collodion negative, George Eastman House.

Colt R-80 “Monitor” automatic rifle

Designed by John M. Browning c.1917 and made by Colt Manufacturing Co. c.1931 for law enforcement agencies like the FBI.
.30-06 20-rounds detachable box magazine, pistol grip, Cutts compensator, gas operated select fire.

An intended heavy duty alternative to the ubiquitous Thompson .45ACP submachine guns of the interwar era, that would sometime not be enough to reliably pierce through a car to reach the outlaw inside. The Monitor was notoriously used during the ambush shooting of Bonny and Clyde, while they themselves also carried one in the trunk of their car.

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FN Browning Model 1955 pistol

Designed by John M. Browning c.1910 and manufactured by FN Herstal in Belgium c.1955-68 for the American market - serial number 13665.
.380 ACP/9x17mm 8-round removable box magazine, blowback semi-automatic, sexy sights, grip safety.

The FN 1910/22 pistol only arrived in the United States in the 50′s, and was banned only a dozen of years later following a change in gun control laws. This prompted its redesign by FN Herstal into a target pistol.

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Remington Model 11 riot shotgun

Designed and Patented by John Browning c.1898-1900 and manufactured by Remington Arms c.1905-1947 - serial number 465991. This one is a WW2 production.
12 gauge four-shell tubular magazine, long-recoil semi-automatic, hunting scenes engraving.

This gun is kind of an odd one since it presents the US & “shell and flame” grenade engravings as well as Crossed Cannons ordnance proof but does not fit the usual military finish.
An American variant of the Browning Auto 5 manufactured in Belgium since 1902, the Remington Model 11 only entered production in 1905 as the then owner of the company Marcellus Hartley got too excited knowing Browning was in his waiting room with a gun design, and died of a heart attack. Or at least that’s how I see it. This variant differs from the Belgian Auto 5 by lacking a magazine cut-off.

That’s an Auto 5 Police with an 8-round magazine. You’re welcome.

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Pistolet Browning Mle 1900

Designed by John M. Browning c.1896 for the Fabrique Nationale Herstal, manufactured c.1900-1912 - serial number 456355.
7,65x17mmSR seven-round removable box magazine, blowback semi-automatic with a slide. You might think “well duh” but it was a new thing back then.
A very fun design, from the dawn of semi-automatic pistols.

Pistolet Browning Mle 1900

Designed by John M. Browning c.1896 for the Fabrique Nationale Herstal, manufactured c.1900-1910 - an earlier prototype was also produced as the Mle 1899.
7,65x17mmSR seven-round removable box magazine, blowback semi-automatic, the first pistol to use a slide.

I decided to go with the Belgian names since FN Browning M1900 was apparently not used back then :T