Browning, Jonathan

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Browning, Jonathan Gender: M
born on 22 October 1805
Place Gallatin, Tennessee, 36n23, 86w27
Timezone LMT m86w27 (is local mean time)
Data source
Date w/o time
Rodden Rating X
Collector: Starkman
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_libcol.18.gif 28°54' s_mo.18.gif s_scocol.18.gif or s_libcol.18.gif


American inventor and gunmaker. he started earning a living as a blacksmith and later switched to become a lock and gunsmith. He invented a 'sliding breech' repeating rifle also called a Harmonica gun between 1834 and 1842 while living in Quincy, Illinois. He achieved success with the Harmonica gun and he received many orders. It is estimated that each Harmonica gun took 2 weeks to make, and Browning sold the guns for twenty-four dollars.

Jonathan Browning was a polygamist, having taken three wives. He fathered 19 children; prominent among them was the gun designer, John Moses Browning, one of the most important figures in the development of modern automatic and semi-automatic firearms.

He died 21 June 1879.

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Source Notes

Bueth time unknown. Starkman rectified to 18.15.57 LMT Asc 21Tau19'


  • Vocation : Engineer : Mechanical
  • Notable : Famous : First in Field