Re: Infallible 32ACP Pistol
Ha! The French thought THEY had unruly children? We could use a bunch of those things.
One of the interesting aspects of gun design in the early 20th century was the need to work around Browning's patents. A few examples:
JMB patented the single piece slide and breechblock, forcing Pedersen (Remington), Searle (Savage), Wesson (S&W), and Fyrberg (Warner) to come up with designs that were different (not better, just different).
Browning also patented the simple idea of auto pistol grips held to the frame by screws, explaining the odd grip mechanisms of the Remington, Savage, and S&W pistols.
Among JMB's patents of the obvious, was the operating handle on a semi-auto shotgun, which is why the Winchester Model 11 has a knurled barrel. The ironic thing about Winchester was that before Browning fell out with the company, the patent for what became the Auto 5 was written with the help of Winchester's lawyers, so Winchester's Johnson was tied in knots by his own company's legal staff.