John M. Browning, American Gunmaker: A Illustrated Biography of the Man and His Guns

John Browning, Curt Gentry

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Title: John M. Browning, American Gunmaker: A ...
Publisher: Doubleday & Company, Inc.
Binding: Hardcover
Book Condition: GOOD

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Browning, John and Gentry, Curt
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Book Description Doubleday & Company, 1978. Hardcover. Book Condition: Very Good. Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good. Third Printing, 323 pages. The amazing story of this great genius - whose inventions armed the forces of the United States during two world wars and equipped the huntsmen of three generations - had its beginning in the small settlement of Ogden in Utah Territory. John M. Browning was one of twenty-two children born to Mormon Jonathan Browning, a pioneer gunmaker who manufactured many of the guns and implements used in Brigham Young's trek West. Four sons of Jonathan eventually formed a partnership, and from their crude gunshop in the wilderness came gun designs which revolutionized the field of arms for more than half a century. John M. Browning is generally known as the inventor of the automatic rifle, pistol, and shotgun, and the machine gun, but he registered 128 patents on more than eighty separate and distinct firearms, including many of the most famous models produced by Winchester, Colt, Remington, Savage, and Belgium's Fabrique Nationale. This is the story of his guns. Bottom front and back corners bumped. Some rubbing to spine ends. Prior owner's name scribbled over on front end paper. The inside is bright and clean and the binding is tight. There are two store stickers on the back of the dust jacket. There is a long repaired tear at the top front, and wear to the corners and edges. Overall the Book and Dust Jacket are about Very Good. Bookseller Inventory # 5701

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Browning, John; Gentry, Curt
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Book Description Doubleday & Company. Hardcover. Book Condition: Good. Shelf and handling wear to cover and binding, with general signs of previous use. Corners bumped. No dust jacket as issued?. Bookseller Inventory # 1015639414

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Browning, John; Gentry, Curt
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Book Description Doubleday & Company, Garden City, N. Y., 1980. Hardcover. Book Condition: Very Good. First Edition; Fourth Printing. Stated First Edition, 4th Printing. Heavily illustrated with photos and drawings of Browning and many of his guns including pistols, rifles, shotguns, and machine guns. No underlining or hightlighting. Pages, text, and photos are clean and bright. Spine bumped at both ends. Back board has a spot of wear near bottom corner that has small loss of cloth. Rubbing top corners. No dust jacket. Book now protected in archival plastic cover. Ships same or next business day well protected in a box. ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 333 pages. Bookseller Inventory # 70365

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Browning, John and Curt Gentry
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Book Description Doubleday, 1964. Hardcover. Book Condition: Very Good. Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good. Doubleday & Co., Pub., NY, 1964; 1st edition; 'Gold Seal Edition,' fine condition with a near fine dust jacket: light rubbing to jacket at edges, else fine; John M. Browning; Guns. Bookseller Inventory # 3972

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Book Description Browning. Hardcover. Book Condition: Good. B0010XE67Y fist edition, pages are clean and free of markings except for gift inscription on title page or inside cover, light wear to corners and edges, ships same day or next. Bookseller Inventory # 324000144

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Book Description Browning. Hardcover. Book Condition: Good. B0010XE67Y fist edition with dust jacket as shown, pages are clean and free of markings, light wear to corners and edges, ships same day or next. Bookseller Inventory # 162000346

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Browning, John; Gentry, Curt; Postscript by Col. W. R. Betz
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Book Description Browning, 1994. Hardcover. Book Condition: Near Fine. Dust Jacket Condition: Near Fine. 2nd Edition. First Printing of the Second Edition. Hardcover binding is clean and holding tight. The interior is clean except for previous owner's name on the front pastedown. The text is clean and unmarked. The dustjacket is bright, attractive, and whole with one short closed tear along the upper edge of the front panel. NOT ex-lib. A clean, tight copy in jacket. Illustrated. ix, 391pp. Bookseller Inventory # 006812

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Browning, John, and Gentry, Curt
Published by Doubleday & Company, Inc, Garden City, NY (1964)
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Book Description Doubleday & Company, Inc, Garden City, NY, 1964. Hardcover. Book Condition: Very good. Dust Jacket Condition: fair. ix, 323 pages. Illustrations, map, ports. (1 col. ) 24 cm. Notes. Bibliography. Index. DJ in plastic sleeve has noticable wear and scuffing. Signed by John V. Browning on fep. This was predominantly authored by Browning's son and namesake, who died as the work was being completed. This is signed by Val Browning, son of the author and grandson of the subject of this biography. From Wikipedia: "John Moses Browning (January 23, 1855 November 26, 1926), born in Ogden, Utah, was an American firearms designer who developed many varieties of military and civilian firearms, cartridges, and gun mechanisms, many of which are still in use around the world. He is arguably the most important figure in the development of modern automatic and semi-automatic firearms and is credited with 128 gun patents. He made his first firearm at age 13 in his father's gun shop, and was awarded his first patent on October 7, 1879 at the age of 24. Browning influenced nearly all categories of firearms design. He invented or made significant improvements to single-shot, lever-action, and slide-action, rifles and shotguns. His most significant contributions were arguably in the area of autoloading firearms. He developed the first autoloading pistols that were both reliable and compact by inventing the telescoping bolt, integrating the bolt and barrel shroud into what is known as the pistol slide. Browning's telescoping bolt design is now found on nearly every modern semi-automatic pistol, as well as several modern fully automatic weapons. He also developed the first gas-operated machine gun, the Colt-Browning Model 1895 a system that surpassed mechanical recoil operation to become the standard for most high-power self-loading firearm designs worldwide. Browning would also make significant contributions to automatic cannon development. Browning's most successful designs include the M1911 pistol, the Browning Hi Power pistol, the Browning.50 caliber machine gun, the Browning Automatic Rifle, and the Browning Auto-5, a ground-breaking semi-automatic shotgun. These arms are nearly identical today to those assembled by Browning, with only minor changes in detail and cosmetics. Even today, John Browning's guns are still some of the most copied guns in the world.Browning was a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and served a two-year mission in Georgia beginning on March 28, 1887. His father Jonathan Browning, who was among the thousands of Mormon pioneers in the mass exodus from Nauvoo, Illinois to Utah, established a gunsmith shop in Ogden in 1852. John Moses worked in his father's Ogden shop from the age of seven, where he was taught basic engineering and manufacturing principles, and encouraged to experiment with new concepts. He developed his first rifle, a single-shot falling block action design, then founded his own manufacturing operation and began to produce this firearm. Production examples of the Model 1885 Single Shot Rifle caught the attention of the Winchester Repeating Arms Company, who dispatched a representative to evaluate the competition. Winchester bought the design for eight thousand dollars and moved production to their Connecticut factory. From 1883, Browning worked in partnership with Winchester and designed a series of rifles and shotguns, most notably the lever action Winchester Model 1887 and the Model 1897 pump shotgun, the falling block single shot Model 1885, and the lever-action Model 1886, Model 1892, Model 1894, Model 1895 rifles as well as the long recoil operated semi-automatic Remington Model 8 rifle, many of which are still in production today in some form; over seven million Model 1894s have been produced, more than any other centerfire sporting rifle. Winchester manufactured several popular small arms designed by John M. Browning. For decades in the late 19th Century-early 20th Century, Browning designs and Winchester firearms were synonymous and the collaboration was highly successful. Stated first editio. Bookseller Inventory # 67805

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Browning John and Curt Gentry
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Book Description Browning, 1988. Hardcover. Book Condition: First edition 11th printing. Dust Jacket Condition: Shows wear. First edition, 8th printing.. 1992 stated First edition 11th printing hardback no marks and is in very good condition dust cover shows wearAND AS ALWAYS SHIPPED IN 24 HOURS; and emailed to you a USPS tracking number on all orders; all books are sanitized and cleaned for your protection before mailing. PLEASE NOTE OVER SEAS BUYERS if the book extra large or heavy there will be additional postage due to the new US Postage rates. Bookseller Inventory # 150309014C

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