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Bookers Bourbon
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I will celebrate his birthday today, January 23, 1855 by taking my 1911 pistols to the range and lighting off some .45 acp candles.



BUCK FIDEN

“Fate whispers to the warrior, 'You can not withstand the storm.'
The warrior whispers back, 'I AM THE STORM."


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We share the same Birthday. Same day different year
 
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Happy Birthday John Moses Browning
I forgot to send him a card. Frown



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The Browning museum in Ogden Utah is worth seeing if you're in the area. One large room with display cases and a WWII area, plus a workshop full of his tools. And one or two enthusiastic volunteers. Takes about an hour.

While there see the railroad museum in the same building, and drive the 7 minutes to the free but very excellent Hill AFB aviation museum.
 
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Happy Birthday!

Also on this day...

Frat-house frolics became a national obsession when Wham-O Manufacturing Co. of California began producing the Pluto Platter — soon renamed the Frisbee — on this day in history, Jan. 23, 1957. “The Frisbee started off as nothing more than a container that carried pies,” reported University of Southern California online engineering publication Illumin Magazine, which analyzed the physics and history of the toy. “However, through the ingenuity of some college students, the inventiveness of Fred Morrison, and the marketing savvy of the Wham-O Manufacturing Company, it eventually became an immensely popular and internationally recognized toy.”



"Some things are apparent. Where government moves in, community retreats, civil society disintegrates and our ability to control our own destiny atrophies. The result is: families under siege; war in the streets; unapologetic expropriation of property; the precipitous decline of the rule of law; the rapid rise of corruption; the loss of civility and the triumph of deceit. The result is a debased, debauched culture which finds moral depravity entertaining and virtue contemptible."
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Let's see: I don't have a 1911; here's what I do have:

1. BHP, he gets partial credit for that.
2. Baby Browning, but it's a safe queen.
3. 1894 Winchester, but Bruce Gray still has it
4. Winchester Model 62 .22 pump "gallery gun"; Winchester bought the rights from JMB for that one.
5. I inherited a civilian BAR .308 rifle. I understand that was designed by Bruce Browning.
6. Colt Woodsman Series 2. Another JMB design.

So even without a 1911, I have 5 JMB designed firearms.

Happy Birthday John Moses! Thank you for all you did!


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Bookers Bourbon
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BUCK FIDEN

“Fate whispers to the warrior, 'You can not withstand the storm.'
The warrior whispers back, 'I AM THE STORM."


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I have my Colt 1911 on my hip today, in honor.
 
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1911 is a tool that gives me comfort.


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Happy birthday Mr. Browning. The world thanks you and I specifically thank you for the Auto 5.




I'm gonna vote for the funniest frog with the loudest croak on the highest log.
 
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It should be a National Holiday.


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That genius had a lot of patents. Winchester used to buy all they could just to keep them out of competitors hands.
Happy birthday to one of the greatest firearms designers ever!
 
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