Today is John Browning’s birthday. One of American’s greatest gun makers if not THE greatest. A man who designed everything from single shot rifles like the 1885 Winchester, to the .50 BMG M2 Browning machine gun. His many designs included pistols,shot guns, rifles and belt fed machine guns and everything in between. Of course his crowning achievement is the immortal Model of 1911 Automatic Pistol Caliber .45 ACP.