The Belgian aviation pioneer used an FN Model 1900 in one of the first aerial gunfights in the skies over Europe during World War I.
For the men of Easy Company, 2nd Battalion, 101st Airborne Division, the frozen foxholes in the Bois Jacques were where they defended the road from Bastogne to Foy during one of Europe’s coldest winters. Watch this third installation in American Rifleman Television's series on the Men and Guns of the Battle of the Bulge.
The ARTV crew stands on the hallowed ground of Malmedy, where 86 American prisoners of war were executed by the Germans, and then goes to the spot were the Nazi offensive ended. Watch more in this feature segment of a recent episode of American Rifleman Television.
Watch this feature segment on the "Guns of August" from a recent episode of American Rifleman TV.
So, what was John Moses Browning really like? America’s greatest gun designer’s inventions speak for themselves, but what kind of man was he?
With design input from John Moses Browning and most of the work done by FN’s Dieudonné Saive, the Grand Rendement (High Efficiency) pistol found acceptance with the Belgian military. Eighty years later, we know the pistol it adopted as the Grande Puissance—the High Power.