|11-22-2003, 07:13 PM||#1|
Join Date: Nov 2003
The Browning Museum
I don't know where to put this but given the man and his shop Home Workshop seems to be as good a place as any.
I spent 4 months in Ogden Utah this past summer. While there I got to the Browning Museum two times. Before I went I knew that the man was a genius but it wasn't until I went to the museum and bought the book "John M. Browning American Gunmaker" did I come close to fathoming the stature of the man. There are examples of his father's repeating rifles, handmade prototypes above production models of his rifles, pistols, and shotguns. His first machine gun "The Potato Digger", a prototype BAR with top ejection, his 30 caliber water cooled MG, his Ma Deuce, and even a 37mm antiaircraft gun.
In the museum is his old gunshop with the wooden lathe his father hauled to Utah that he used as well as other tools.
If you get a chance I highly recommend that you stop off and visit the museum. Cost was around $5.00 plus you can visit the other museums as well, The Natural History Museum, the Automobile Exhibit and the Railroad Exhibit. Well worth the money.
PS What is the link between Mr. Browning and the FN FAL rifle? There are two that I can think of.
|11-23-2003, 05:12 PM||#2|
Join Date: May 2003
I found the museum very interesting as well. I was there alone and had a personal tour guide. He is a retired Engineer for Browning and Winchester
All I remember was his first name Joseph. Hard to find a nicer more knowledgable person
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