John Moses Browning

Last rifle Browning designed for Winchester


1895 Winchester in 405 WCF. Built 1929.

Last Rifle Browning designed for Remington (Also produced by FN)


Model 8 in .35 Remington built in 1907

God Created Man
Samuel Colt made them equal
John Moses Browning made them civilized

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I know from reading and such that 35 Remington was the cartridge choice of that particular ERA . Wasn’t the 1895 designed specifically around the use of 35Rem. cartridge.

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Absolutely much truth there !!!

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The 1895 was designed around modern (for the time) cartridges in a levergun. Trying to look it up, first in .30 Army (30-40 Kraig, .30US) , then 405, 303, 30-06, etc. Maybe the strongest levergun Winchester ever produced.

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I have know several guys through the years who love 35 Rem specifically for its capability to handle a little more brush than smaller calibers with less deflection. Some areas of my property are perfect for the shorter range caliber such as 35Rem.
I find those bigger caliber revolver rounds to handle Autumn olive branches and iron weeds and small tree branches.

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“The Medicine Gun for Lions” I like that !! I never shot a 405 is it a tapered cartridge ??

Just slightly, enough to get out of the chamber.

I.m loading about 55gr H4895 behind a 300rg Interlock SP. Punishes on both ends.


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2148 is no slouch. the 200gr FTX for my .460 run about that fast but I prefer the 300gr cast . I am using a lee mold they usually drop about 295gr. and I run them at 1900fps I recently went back and made a few tamer loads running 1750 lots easier on the hand.

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The father of the Ma Deux and the 1911, the Ithaca Model 37 shotgun, the Browning M35 pistol. Anyone who has delved into his designs sees a simplicity of parts yet a complexity of functionality. He was truly a genious of mechanical design.

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