John Moses Browning: The Mormon Inventor Whose Firearms Changed the World

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Few people are aware that John Moses Browning invented the mechanism used in virtually all modern pistols, created the most popular hunting rifles and shotguns, and conceived the machine guns introduced in World War I which dominated air and land battles in World War II. This is the story of an American legend whose impact on history ranks with that of the Wright Brothers, Thomas Edison, and Henry Ford.

Photo Credit: Public Domain [Browning Brothers gun shop, Ogden, Utah Territory, 1882. L-R: Thomas Samuel Browning, George Emmett Browning, John Moses Browning, Matthew Sandefur Browning, Jonathan Edmund Browning, and Frank Rushton]