John M. Browning

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John M. Browning

With over 128 gun patents, many of which are still in use today, John M. Browning is a central figure in the development of firearms during the later years of the American Industrial Revolution.  His advances would continue on through World War I, and would greatly influence the combat that took place in this period of time.

During his time as an arm manufacturer, John M. Browning would improve on the bolt action and lever rifles, developed the gas powered machine gun, contribute to the development of semi-automatic handguns, and help advance the technologies used in semi and fully automatic weaponry.