Tuesday, January 03, 2012

He's a Blasphemer! Stone Him!

Over at Grant Cunningham's blog, rude things are said about the 1911 pistol and its designer, John Moses Browning.


Speaking of Browning, what about him? As I've said before: it's pretty hard to get excited about a guy who wasn't talented enough to build a revolver! He's lucky that Colt (and Winchester and FN and Ithaca and everyone else who got suckered into buying his latest back-of-the-napkin doodle) had real engineers to clean up his designs and actually make them work. Unfortunately, like poor Dieudonné Joseph Saive (Browning wasn't the only gun guy with a biblical middle name, which makes me wonder if there's a union somewhere who insists on it in their contract), they never got the credit they deserved for making the hack look good in public.

Click the link to read the rest of it. I'm reminded of a favorite Monty Python clip:

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