“Browning died of heart failure while at his workbench; he was tinkering with the design that would eventually be refined into the Hi Power semi-automatic pistol.”
Boston, MA – -(Ammoland.com) – On November 26, 1926, John Moses Browning passed away in Liege, Belgium, at the age of 71.
Hailed today as the greatest arms inventor of all time, John came by his profession honestly: his father Jonathan was also a gunsmith, and it was in his father’s shop that John began tinkering with guns at a young age. Overshadowed by his son’s achievements, Jonathan was actually quite the designer himself. He created an early repeating rifle with a horizontal “harmonica” magazine – one of the first of its kind.