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Browning is making a 1911!


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I saw the auction on Gunbroker with a .45 and the scaled down .22. I wonder who is actually making it for them, since Browning doesn't make many of their own guns (if any?).

I would have rather seen it in original form (pre A1 style) but as I won't be buying one, I have little reason to say much about it.

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I saw the auction on Gunbroker with a .45 and the scaled down .22. I wonder who is actually making it for them, since Browning doesn't make many of their own guns (if any?).

I would have rather seen it in original form (pre A1 style) but as I won't be buying one, I have little reason to say much about it.

FN still makes the Hi-Power so I would suspect they are making this limited run of 1911s, too.

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I wonder if Browning makes anything?

I think the last time Browning actually made their own firearms was when the Browning brothers had their own shop in Ogden, UT in the mid to late 1800s. Once Browning started selling his designs to Winchester, production of their home-grown guns pretty much ceased. Then, when the arrangement with Winchester ceased at the turn of the century, Browning started licensing his designs to other gunmakers: Remington, Savage, Stevens, and FN. Only his agreement with FN provided for a gun (the Auto-5) to be marked as a "Browning." (This briefly changed during WWII when Remington assumed production of the Browning marked Auto-5 since Liege was occupied by the Nazis.) After WWII, Browning marked guns continued to be produced by FN and Miroku in Japan.

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