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John Browning

John Moses Browning (January 21, 1855 - 1926) was an American firearms designer who developed many varieties of weapons which were used in the US Military for decades in the 20th Century.

In addition to designing several versions of lever action rifles for the Winchester Firearms company, the weapons he developed included:

The last three weapons saw use in World War I, World War II and the Korean War. The Colt 1911 had the longest period of service from 1911 to 1986, and a variant is still used by spec. ops units of the USMC and FBI's HRT.