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What were John Moses Browning's patent numbers?
Although all patents are available online from the U.S. Patent Office, those before 1976 are not searchable and can only be accessed by entering their patent numbers. What are the numbers of John M. Browning's patents?

Number
220271

Filed
May 19, 1879

Granted
October 7, 1879 July 25, 1882 August 7, 1883 October 14, 1884 August 11, 1885 February 16, 1886 July 26, 1887 June 26, 1888

Title & note
IMPROVEMENT IN BREECH-LOADING FIRE-ARMS falling block single shot rifle; became the Winchester 1885 High Wall and Low Wall MAGAZINE FIRE-ARM bolt-action repeating rifle with a tubular magazine [1 BrHT] MAGAZINE-GUN lever action, exposed hammer, tubular magazine rifle [1 BrHT] MAGAZINE FIRE-ARM lever action repeating rifle that employed sliding vertical locks; to become the famous Winchester Model 1886 [1 BrHT] MAGAZINE-GUN lever action rifle MAGAZINE FIRE-ARM lever action repeating shotgun. Known as the Winchester Model 1887, it was the first successful repeating shotgun. [1 BrHT] MAGAZINE FIRE-ARM lever action rifle MAGAZINE FIRE-ARM 22 caliber pump action repeating rifle; First marketed as the Winchester Model 1890 [1 BrHT] MAGAZINE-GUN Winchester 1893 and 1897 pump action shotguns [10 WP] MAGAZINE-GUN Winchester 1892 lever action rifle [10 WP] AUTOMATIC MAGAZINE-GUN cap over barrel(?!), repeating, gas-operated rifle MACHINE-GUN gas-operated machine gun MACHINE-GUN gas-operated machine gun MAGAZINE-GUN Winchester 1894 lever action rifle [10 WP] GAS-OPERATED MACHINE-GUN Colt Model 1895 Automatic Machine Gun. Earned the name Browning Peacemaker during the Spanish-American War [1 BrHT] GAS-OPERATED MACHINE-GUN GAS-OPERATED MACHINE-GUN GAS-OPERATED BREECH-LOADING GUN MAGAZINE-FIREARM lever action rifle BOX-MAGAZINE FIREARM Winchester 1895 lever action rifle [10 WP]

261667 282839 306577

March 20, 1882 September 13, 1882 May 26, 1884

324296 336287

March 5, 1885 June 15, 1885

367336 385238

July 12, 1886 December 13, 1887 June 30, 1890 August 3, 1891 January 6, 1890 August 3, 1891 August 3, 1891 January 19, 1894 November 7, 1892 March 15, 1893 June 17, 1893 September 11, 1898 April 29, 1895 November 19, 1891

441390 465339 471782 471783 471784 524702 544657

November 25, 1890 December 15, 1891 March 29, 1892 March 29, 1892 March 29, 1892 August 21, 1894 August 20, 1895 August 20, 1895 August 20, 1895 August 20, 1895 September 3, 1895 November 5, 1895

544658 544659 544660 545671 549345

and various foreign representatives. 1901 November 7. 1897 April 20. the BAR. members of Congress. 1896 October 31. 1903 December 22. 1897 April 20. 1901 September 9. 1903 February 7. Remington Arms Company in 1906 as Model 8 MACHINE FOR LOADING FEED BELTS FOR MACHINE GUNS AUTOMATIC GUN His next design. the Model 1917. 1901 January 11. 1905 June 21. Marketed as the Winchester Model 1895. 1905 February 13. 1899 April 3. 1902 June 16.550778 552864 April 29. 1896 February 17. 1902 May 6. on the verge of entering the war in Europe. 1895 November 19. also Remington Model 11 [10 WP] RECOIL-OPERATED FIREARM first successful autoloading high-power rifle [1 BrHT]. 1897 August 29. 1900 689283 708794 710094 730870 747585 781765 808003 812326 818739 947478 March 18. and began production shortly before the war's end. 1895 January 7. It would be manufactured by Fabrique Nationale in 1903 and by Remington Arms Company in 1905. 1902 September 30. In February. Both weapons were successfully demonstrated. [1 BrHT] MAGAZINE-FIREARM pump action shotgun? FIREARM pistol FIREARM Colt 1900 automatic pistol [10 WP] FIREARM pistol FIREARM BOLT-GUN single shot 22 caliber plinking rifle known as the Winchester Model 1900 [1 BrHT] RECOIL-OPERATED FIREARM revolutionary autoloading shotgun. 1903 May 25. 1894 March 16. 1905 December 19. 1909 December 17. 1910 . 1896 September 14. and also a gas-operated automatic rifle. It was called Model 1917 because in that year. He brought the recoil operated gun he patented in 1901. 1905 June 30. 1897 April 20. 1899 October 9. 1900 October 23. 1900 July 23. 1896 February 16. Browning performed a demonstration at Congress Heights for the benefit of the press. US patent #678. 1900 October 16. 1902 July 10. 1900 December 3. 1896 October 31. [4 Pulse] AUTOMATIC FIREARM shotgun AUTOMATIC FIREARM pistol MAGAZINE-GUN rifle or shotgun RECOIL-OPERATED FIREARM shotgun AUTOMATIC FIREARMS Colt 1903 automatic pistol [10 WP] MAGAZINE-GUN pump action shotgun that would become the Stevens Model 520 [1 BrHT] FIREARMS Colt Model 1905 in 45 ACP (predecessor to the M1911) [10 WP] RECOIL-BRAKE FOR AUTOMATIC GUNS FIREARM pistol SAFETY DEVICE FOR FIREARMS FN Model 1905 and Colt Vest Pocket in 25 ACP [10 WP] 659786 June 6. 1900 577281 580923 580924 580925 580926 632094 659507 MAGAZINE-FIREARM shotgun(?) MAGAZINE-FIREARM lever action repeating rifle with a non-detachable box magazine designed for jacketed sharp-nosed bullets. the Army found itself completely lacking in modern automatic weapons. 1904 August 18. 1899 June 19. 1901 660244 678937 November 15. 1899 February 8. 1906 January 25. 1917. 1895 October 31. (Model 11) [1 BrHT] FN/Browning Auto 5 shotgun. 1906 April 24.937 was a recoil-powered automatic gun like the Maxims. 1897 April 20.

549345. 1917 August 1. M1911. 1927 He obtained 128 patents [5 L/DD]. RKM Browning wz. 28. [1 BrHT] FIREARM rifle FIREARM Colt Woodsman [10 WP] AUTOMATIC MACHINE-RIFLE Browning Automatic Rifle (BAR) FIREARM rifle FIREARM FN "Trombone" pump action . Bolek. Browning's last repeater-type shotgun. 465339. 1925 April 14. [1 BrHT] FIREARM pump shotgun that would be marketed as the Remington Model 17. 1999 [3 RKM] Tosinski. [1 BrHT] AUTOMATIC FIREARM M2 machine gun in 50 caliber [10 WP] 1628226 July 31. 1914 March 30. 1925 March 30. February 20. The browning hi-power today: dominant high-capacity pistol no longer. 1919 September 27. 1923 December 6. 1925 April 14. Browning [2 Syd] Weedon. 441390. September 1997. including 2788714. 1918 February 4. exposed-hammer semi-automatic pistol. 1927 FIREARM Model 1911 . 1996. 261667. Liebrich/Leebrick Families in America [6 AM] Ayoob. 1921 August 1. See also [6 AM] and [7 Stempel]. 1923 June 28. 2004 .45 caliber pistol TAKE-DOWN CONSTRUCTION FOR FIREARMS Browning . Strona Glowna [4 Pulse] The PTO Pulse. February. and 385238 came from [1 BrHT]. 3018694. 1922 January 6. 808003. 1923 October 15. locked-breech. 1911 June 24. 1921 December 15. 1913 August 18. 1923 May 10. Browning was John M. 1914 June 15. Browning's son. 678937 came from [4 Pulse].984519 1065341 1083384 February 17. October 22. 747585. Syd's 1911 Notebook [PDF]. Historical Timeline 1855-2002.org. 1424553. September 1997 [5 L/DD] John Moses Browning (352) quoting The Desert Dispatch. 947478. Massad. 1913 November 19. and 1628226 came from [10 WP]. This was John M. 3105411. Pinto. 1525065. 1578638. Val A. 1925 April 14. 1910 March 20. 1913 January 6. It was John M. the hi-power offers other virtues. 1920 July 26. 1916 August 27. 336287. 1919 March 22. 1917 April 27.22 Automatic Rifle [10 WP] FIREARM semi-automatic 22 caliber rifle. 1923 February 14. 220271. he got it from [9 DLG]. 524702. 306577. 660244 is thanks to Mr. Browning's last pistol development. 1293022 came from [3 RKM]. and 3115063. [8 UMFA]        [1 BrHT] Browning. 1915 1143170 1202024 1276716 1293022 1372336 1424553 1464864 1525065 1533966 1533967 1533968 1578638 1618510 October 24. 1922 December 29.22 cal repeater (Rare in USA) [10 WP] FIREARM rifle AUTOMATIC FIREARM 37mm automatic cannon [10 WP] AUTOMATIC RIFLE AUTOMATIC RIFLE AUTOMATIC RIFLE FIREARM Browning Superposed over/under shotgun [10 WP] AUTOMATIC FIREARM led to the Browning Hi-Power 9mm short-recoil. 1922 August 14. 580923 was found in [2 Syd]. Syd. Remington also produced this rifle as the Model 24. 1912 November 26. Guns Magazine. he was president of Browning Arms Company and created several patents of his own. 1926 February 22. 1065341. 1923 February 3. The PTO Pulse. The rest came from digging through the Patent Office image collection. Among other things.

A review of the Ayoob article on Hi Powers in GUNS magazine.com. R.    [7 Stempel] Stempel. 2004 [8 UMFA] Val A. 1997 [9 DLG] Goldsmith. 2006 . 2005 [10 WP] John Browning. January 11. Browning Biography. Feb 2004. Wikipedia. Collector Grade Publications. The Utah Museum of Fine Arts. Dolf L. viewed April 1. The Browning Machine Gun Volume 1. FNHiPower. P. August 1.