In the 1890s John Browning developed a whole host of firearms designs which never saw production. Many, like this one, were purchased by Winchester. This fascinating rare prototype, currently on display at the wonderful Cody Firearms Museum, feeds from a 5-round en bloc clip rather than a tube magazine. Matt takes a look at the rifle and Browning’s patent for the design.
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The Armourer’s Bench is a collaborative effort from Vic Tuff and Matthew Moss. We will be bringing you detailed examinations of historic small arms from around the world. We will delve into the history, use and operation of the weapons using videos, blog posts and high resolution images to tell their story.