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Is Gaston Glock on the same level as John Browning?

Discussion in 'General Firearms Forum' started by ticshooter, Feb 7, 2013.

  1. caraker0341

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    Legend has it that Piers Morgan hates the 1911....
     
  2. bac1023

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    Why did we bring this back again? :dunno:

    It was dead for a month.
     


  3. cobalt327

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    Unfortunately there will likely never be another JMB. That said, GG has made an important contribution that will remain an icon for the ages. But comparing the two is an apples to oranges exercise IMHO.

    Perhaps an interesting comparison would be GG vs. Mikhail Kalashnikov.

     
  4. Andrewsky

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    Actually, if I recall correctly, Maxim invented recoil operation and Browning invented gas operation.
     
  5. countrygun

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    Correct IIRC as well
     
  6. uspsgunnut

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    I have several Glocks, because I can afford them, my Brownings are preciuous and few, <10. Comparing Gaston to Browning is like comparing Vanilla Ice to the Stones/Elvis/Beatles/Elton. Gaston PERFECTED his vision in the first iteration, limited as it may be, it defines the product!!! Polymer, mass produced, uses others designs.
    JMB was a genius that will never be matched.
     
    Last edited: Jul 20, 2014
  7. bac1023

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    Yeah, I was just about to bring this thread back from the dead myself. :upeyes:
     
  8. GlockFanWA

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    Especially when it is something new and insightful to add to the dialogue.
     
  9. brisk21

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    Is Buster Douglas on the same level as Ali? A one trick pony, that had major help from the Steyr guy, made one design. Albeit an all time great, game changing design that many have successfully copied. JMB single handedly invented many many excellent designs that are used today, over 100 years later. This is one of the silliest questions I've seen on Gtalk.
     
  10. To answer THAT question, simply compare the firearms patents and amonut of those patents of JMB to those of Herr Glock.

    CB in FL...BTW - Herr Glock uses a modified Browning lock up system in his design...the same type of locking system JMB was forced to use as he was designing what became known as the BHP...at the time of that work in progress his -patent for the swinging link system that he'd used on the 1911 was owned by Colt -the patent was scheduled to expire in 1927, so he needed to devise a newer way of unlocking the barrel to the slide and devised the camming system to perform that function.
     
  11. bac1023

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  12. DEADEYEGUY

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    No. Mr. Browning invented several different pistols that changed the World. Add to that Machine Guns and Shotguns he came up with and he developed multiple systems that changed the World. Gaston's gun was innovative. But basically it is one platform that is changed in one way or another to accomodate different calibers. Not even close to Mr. Browning's accomplishments.
     
  13. Bren

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    They're on the same level the way John J. Loud (first guy to patent the ballpoint pen) is on the same level as Thomas Edison or Alexander Graham Bell.

    Hedy Lamarr (yes, the actress.. not hedly) was as significant an inventor as Gaston Glock...and she was hot.

    By that, I mean it's a silly question.
     
  14. Bren

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    I'm not sure what that means, but I have a suspicion you are saying you like Vanilla Ice better than Elvis.
     
  15. DEADEYEGUY

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    p.s. By the way if you doubt what I am saying just look at the Glock pistols. They use a modified form of Brownings tilt action system to operate. So their is a bit of Mr. Browning in Gaston's gun. Not knocking Gaston. Why reinvent the wheel? Since most auto's use some from of the Mr. Browning's system to work why break from a proven system? Good move on Glocks part.
     
  16. Ruggles

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    "The M2 .50 MG has been in use longer than any other small arm in U.S. inventory except the .45 ACP M1911 pistol, also designed by John Browning."

    Winner : JMB by a mile....
     
  17. DonD

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    Piers Morgan, the DORK doesn’t understand the 2nd Amendment and dislikes all firearms in private hands. More precisely, he’s liberal Brit who simply doesn’t understand our culture.

    Don’t let the door hit you in the a-- on the way back to the UK Piers. Don :upeyes:
     
  18. method

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    Did you read any of this stupid thread? Most here are well aware of Browning's accomplishments and influence.