Utah adopts Browning M1911 as first ever "state gun"

#2
The attendant article "Profile: John Moses Browning, the world's most inventive firearms designer" is appallingly bad. Riddled with inaccuracies and just plain rubbish.
 

jim24

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#3
As the 1911 was produced by Colt, and FN have owned the Browning trade mark since 1977 HTF can they call the 1911 a Browning since J M Browning sold the Colt company the pistol design in 1911, the first production being in January 1912
 
#4
As the 1911 was produced by Colt, and FN have owned the Browning trade mark since 1977 HTF can they call the 1911 a Browning since J M Browning sold the Colt company the pistol design in 1911, the first production being in January 1912
Great logic that


So what would you call the Browning .50 now? it was made by SACO, ERMCO, FN, Colt, General Dynamics, Kelsey Hayes Wheel co., AC Delco Sparkplug, Savage Arms, Buffalo Arms, Hi Standard Arms co, Springfield Armory, RAMO, Manroy, Wayne Pump co, Frigidaire, General Motors, Saginaw Steering, etc............

do you say bring up the AC Delco and the Buffalo Arms and suppress?
 
#6
Gun Violence Prevention Center board member Steve Gunn said that honouring the M1911 is wrong because the people who opened fire in most recent US mass shootings used semi-automatic pistols. That includes the Arizona, shooting in which six people were killed and 13 – including Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords – were wounded with a Glock pistol.

Nomen ist omen?

My bold.
 
#7
As the 1911 was produced by Colt, and FN have owned the Browning trade mark since 1977 HTF can they call the 1911 a Browning since J M Browning sold the Colt company the pistol design in 1911, the first production being in January 1912
I don't think that anyone calls an M1911 a Browning except the Daily Telegraph. (See my previous comment about the attendant article.)

And Colt don't call it the M1911/M1911A1, that is the US Government's designation. Colt call it the "Colt Government Model". That's what is on the side of my 1914 Commercial model.
 
#8
John moses Browning deserves the recognition. Lord knows his firearms have done more good than evil over the years.
 

jim24

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Book Reviewer
#9
As a designer he is without peer, but he did not make any weapons after 1883, When he and his brother parted company
 
#17
It is, because it opens the door to a whole world of inane "State" things:

State Symbols USA - official state and national symbols, emblems, icons

Thus we find Minnesota with a State Muffin (blueberry), Wyoming somehow felt it necessary to proclaim a State Language (English....) and Nebraska a State Soft Drink (Kool-Aid)
As the dear wife has informed me in advance of our forray into Ohio this summer, I must not under ANY circumstances get a fish drunk! It is a crime in that state....
 
#18
As the dear wife has informed me in advance of our forray into Ohio this summer, I must not under ANY circumstances get a fish drunk! It is a crime in that state....
I was told by a Ohio Cop that that was originally written to stop moonshiners dumping their product into streams when the revenue men raided them. Used as an Additional charge since dumping shine wasnt before illegal. How the hell you give a fish a sobriety test is a whole nother kettle of fish......
 
#20
texas has its own offical air force:)
the lunatic confederate air force yeeeha
 

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