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TAB Episode 53: Browning Prototypes – Detachable Box Magazine Lever Action Rifle

In 1891, John Browning designed a new rifle that fed not from a tube magazine but from a box magazine. Box magazines were a relatively new concept with James Paris Lee leading the field.

This one-of-a-kind Browning prototype uses the same locking mechanism as the Winchester 1886 and is in ‘musket’ configuration.

In this video Matt takes a look at the rifle and explains how it’s unusual magazine design works.

Check out the accompanying blog for this video here:

Many thanks to the Cody Firearms Museum for letting us take a look at the rifle, check out their newly refurbished museum –

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